HoopsHype Xavier Henry rumors
Kevin Ding: Included in column today: Quincy Miller set to work out for Lakers this week and possibly replace Xavier Henry on roster. Twitter @KevinDing
Henry, 23, is averaging only 2.1 points in the regular season after scoring eight in the meaningless fourth quarter of the Lakers' 136-115 loss Sunday to Golden State. " 'X' is just trying to get back to who he is," Scott said. "It's really just trying to find out if he's going to be the player that he was last year before the injuries or if he'll be a different type of player. Which means he'll have to adjust his game. "We're hoping that something happens where he can all of a sudden have the explosiveness that he had, that I saw last year." Los Angeles Times
A full offseason to recover proved not enough for Lakers forward Xavier Henry to heal from a surgically repaired right knee. So Henry will travel to New York City and Germany for additional treatment, ensuring that will stay sidelined for the Lakers’ four remaining preseason games. The Lakers estimate Henry will return Oct. 24, four days before the Lakers’ season opener against the Houston Rockets at Staples Center. Henry will see Dr. Keith Pyne in New York City for a second opinion. Henry will then see Dr. Jens Hartmann in Dusseldorf, Germany sometime next week and undergo Regenokine treatment, a non-invasive procedure that Kobe Bryant has undergone numerous times in recent seasons. The treatment will entail blood being removed from Henry’s knee and spun in a centrifuge. Doctors will then create a serum and inject it back into his knee to fight off proteins and molecules that cause inflammation. Los Angeles Daily News
Mike Trudell: Xavier Henry has missed the last 3 days due to back spasms. His knees have improved to the point where he was going to practice Tuesday. Twitter @LakersReporter
The Lakers have yet to play a game, but they are still fielding less than a fully healthy roster. In a wide-ranging interview with this newspaper, Lakers coach Byron Scott said forward Xavier Henry “might be limited in training camp” because of a surgically repaired left wrist and right knee that have not fully healed. “I haven’t seen him do much on the court,” Scott said. “It’s going to be close on if he’s ready for camp.” Los Angeles Daily News
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