Xavier Henry G LAL 8 months ago

Henry (Achilles) was waived by the Lakers on Sunday, ESPN's Marc Stein reports.

Henry was already set to miss the remainder of the 2014-15 season due to a torn Achilles tendon, but it looks like he'll have to continue his rehab with another organization. Any team willing to take a chance on the injury-plagued forward can place a waiver claim, and if he has no potential suitors, he'll become a free agent.

Xavier Henry G LAL 9 months ago1 Comment

An MRI confirmed Henry sustained a torn Achilles during Monday's practice, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports. Henry will miss the remainder of the 2014-15 season.

The injury is another tough blow to the career of Henry, who's been plagued by injury after injury over the past few seasons. He become the third Lakers player to be lost for the season, joining Steve Nash (back) and rookie Julius Randle (leg). Henry, who also dealt with knee and back issues earlier in the season, will finish averaging 2.2 points in 9.6 minutes.

Xavier Henry G LAL 9 months ago

Henry suffered an Achilles injury during Monday's practice.

While the team is still awaiting the results of an MRI, the fear is that Henry ruptured his Achilles, which would almost certainly sideline him for the rest of the season. The oft-injured Henry has been limited since undergoing offseason knee surgery, and he just recently returned from a D-League assignment aimed at helping him return to game shape. Henry played only 43 games last season and has seen time in nine of the Lakers' 14 contests in 2014-15.

Xavier Henry G LAL 10 months ago

Henry was assigned to the D-League on Saturday.

Henry has played a minimal role with the Lakers this season, averaging 8.9 minutes in seven games. He'll head down Saturday but figures to return the next time the Lakers need some depth at the two or three positions.

Xavier Henry G LAL 10 months ago

Henry, who surprisingly played 18 minutes in Tuesday's opener, did not see the court in the blowout loss to the Suns.

It's likely Henry sat as it was the second game of a back-to-back and he had seen no action in the preseason and was gassed. He looked rusty in Tuesday's game, scoring just three points (0-4 FG, 3-4 FT) with one rebound and one steal and will have very little fantasy value given his injury history. He remains a deep league only option.

Xavier Henry G LAL 10 months ago

Henry (knee) will be available to play Tuesday against the Rockets.

Henry will be active despite sitting out the entire preseason. He isn't likely to see a heavy dose of minute, as he's still working his way back into game shape and will likely be rusty. His active status is a positive indication going forward, though, and he'll have a chance to see increased playing time while Nick Young (thumb) is sidelined.

Xavier Henry G LAL 10 months ago

Henry (knee) was able to shoot Sunday and is expected to begin running Monday, but coach Byron Scott does not expect to have him available for Tuesday's season opener.

With Nick Young (thumb) out, Henry may have seen additional minutes, but with his own status in question, Henry is not a player fantasy owners want to turn toward for opening night.

Xavier Henry G LAL 10 months ago

Henry will travel to New York to seek a second opinion following the knee surgery he had in the summer, and he will return to the Lakers on Friday, at which point his status will be updated, Lakers reporter Mike Trudell reports.

Following the second opinion he'll receive this weekend, he will travel to Germany to receive Regenokine treatment. He was also dealing with back spasms earlier in the week, so his status for the start of the season seems to be in jeopardy.

Xavier Henry G LAL 11 months ago

Henry (back) will not play in Thursday's game against the Jazz, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Henry has been dealing with back spasms since the beginning of October and the pain is still causing him problems. He was able to practice on a limited basis Tuesday, but it hasn't improved enough in order to give him a chance to play Thursday. Henry may get a shot to play this weekend if he sees enough improvement throughout the rest of the week.

Xavier Henry G LAL 11 months ago

Henry (back) was limited in practice Tuesday.

Coach Byron Scott praised Henry's effort during parts of Tuesday's practice, but the guard is not quite ready to return to full contact. He's unlikely to play in Thursday's exhibition but could play Sunday.