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Xavier Henry | Guard/Forward

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/15/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 220
College: Kansas
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Xavier Henry underwent surgery to repair his torn left Achillies on Tuesday morning, and he will be sidelined for the remainder of the 2014-15 season.
Henry will become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, but after injuries held him to just 43 games last season, and a mere nine this year, he may have a tough time landing his next deal. Henry's 9.5 minutes per game will be distributed to Jordan Clarkson and Wayne Ellington, but neither guy can be considered an attractive option in standard leagues while Kobe Bryant is healthy. Nov 25 - 3:14 PM

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Xavier Henry has suffered a torn left Achilles and will miss the rest of the season.

He just can't catch a break and it's become really easy to root for him. Henry had a knee injury keep him out for much of last season and also tore ligaments in his wrist at the end of the season. His days with the Lakers are likely over and he may have a tough time catching on with any NBA team next season. Hopefully, he proves everyone wrong.
Nov 24 - 6:08 PM

Xavier Henry may have suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon and is getting an MRI.

This is just not right for Henry. He's had multiple severe knee injuries and just can't stay on the court. Hopefully the MRI comes back negative, but the Lakers haven't had the best luck with MRIs in the past two seasons. Wayne Ellington and Jordan Clarkson may get more run without Henry, but neither are fantasy options.
Nov 24 - 3:11 PM

Lakers coach Byron Scott isn't sure that Xavier Henry will regain his former explosive athleticism following right knee surgery.

"I loved his athleticism and the fact that he could attack the basket," Scott said. "His relentlessness to attack the basket contributed to the injuries as well." Henry said that he can already move "better and quicker" at this stage in his recovery, and he doesn't plan to change his game, but fantasy owners can watch his development from afar -- he's averaging under 10 minutes per game and recently had a stint in the D-League.
Source: Daily News
Nov 23 - 1:45 PM

Xavier Henry (knee) had three points, one rebound and one steal off the bench on Tuesday, playing 18 minutes in the Lakers' season opener.

L.A. lost by 18 points in a blowout but Henry's availability was an encouraging footnote, especially after prized rookie Julius Randle left with an apparent broken leg in the second half. There's too much competition for minutes in L.A.'s wing rotation to consider Henry in average fantasy leagues, especially given his voluminous injury problems last season.
Oct 29 - 2:17 AM

Xavier Henry (knee) will be available to play in Tuesday's regular-season opener vs. the Rockets.

Henry did not play a single preseason game, so it's difficult to see him suddenly jumping into the rotation. However, the Lakers are very thin on the wings right now, so it's possible he sees some minutes out of necessity. If he does play, his minutes will likely be very limited, and he's extremely unlikely to put up a useable stat line for owners in standard leagues. Leave him on the wire.
Oct 28 - 3:23 PM

Xavier Henry (knee) shot around on Sunday and he's expected to resume running on Monday.

The Lakers' season opens on Tuesday and it's hard to imagine Henry jumping straight into the rotation, but for now he's listed as questionable. L.A. is very short-handed, particularly on the wings, but Henry's health and backup role are sufficient reasons to avoid him.
Oct 26 - 4:39 PM

Xavier Henry (knee) is going to New York to get a second opinion on his right knee, and then will head to Germany for the Regenokine treatment.

He is expected to meet back up with the Lakers on Oct. 24, as he was excused from all team activities until then. The Lakers are hoping that he will ready for the season opener but it is looking less and less likely. Given his injury history and the depth of LA's wing positions, Henry is not a fantasy option in almost any league.
Oct 18 - 2:56 PM

Xavier Henry (back) hopes to play in the Lakers' final one or two preseason games.

L.A. finishes the exhibition season with games on Oct. 22 and 24, so Henry is basically ruling himself out for at least another week. Injuries have prevented him from sustained success in the NBA, and he's not a fantasy option in the Lakers' wing rotation.
Oct 13 - 12:31 AM

Xavier Henry's back injury will prevent him from playing vs. the Warriors on Sunday.

Henry scrimmaged on Saturday and was able to practice earlier in the week, but he's obviously not 100 percent. Wrist and knee injuries have also limited him during the preseason, which is an ominous beginning after his injury-plagued 2013-14 campaign.
Oct 12 - 8:29 PM

Xavier Henry (back) is scrimmaging on Saturday after an extended absence during camp.

He has struggled with a variety of ailments including back spasms, a wrist injury, and knee problems, so it is good to see the young wing back in action. However, Henry can be ignored in almost all formats given his injury history and the crowded LA backcourt.
Oct 11 - 4:00 PM

Xavier Henry (back) was back on the court for Tuesday's practice.

He missed over a week with back spasms, in addition to minor wrist and knee injuries, and his ability to stay healthy is a major question mark for L.A. this season. Fantasy owners should steer clear of the backup swingman who has at least 32 DNPs in each of his four NBA seasons.
Oct 7 - 4:24 PM

Xavier Henry (back) did not practice on Sunday.

He took part in an opposite-hand free throw contest with Nick Young. Henry does not have a timetable to return from his back injury while he's also dealing with wrist and knee problems, as well. He can be ignored in almost all leagues.
Oct 6 - 9:14 AM

Xavier Henry (back) does not have a timetable to return.

The good news is that he is progressing. On the other hand, Henry has been on the injury report for his back, wrist and knee in the past week. He would in line for a nice chunk of minutes with Nick Young (thumb) out for eight weeks, but that opportunity will likely go to Wayne Ellington and rookie Jordan Clarkson now. Henry can be ignored in fantasy leagues.
Oct 4 - 6:08 PM

Xavier Henry (back spasms) missed practice on Thursday.

He can't catch a break. Henry's knees are well enough for him to practice, but now his back spasms have kept him out of practice for three days. There's really no way the Lakers can give him big minutes based on his fragility.
Oct 2 - 8:42 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ronnie Price
2Jeremy Lin
3Steve Nash
SG1Kobe Bryant
2Wayne Ellington
3Jordan Clarkson
SF1Wes Johnson
2Nick Young
3Xavier Henry
PF1Ed Davis
2Carlos Boozer
3Ryan Kelly
4Julius Randle
C1Jordan Hill
2Robert Sacre