HoopsHype Xavier Henry rumors

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“He showed us enough he can play in this league,” D’Antoni said. “We’ll see what role he can carve out, but I’m really happy right now with his performance.” Does this help Henry’s chances in making the team? “I would think so,” D’Antoni said. “But we have a long way to go.” That includes monitoring Henry’s wrist and continuing to build off his double-digit performances. “Here right now with the team we had, they’re putting me in spots where I have a high success rate in getting to the rim,” Henry said. “That allows me to be in the right spot at the right time. If you can do that, you’re able to be yourself and play the game that you played. You’re not stuck at one part of the floor and they forget about you.” Los Angeles Daily News

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Henry scored 29 points off the bench on an efficient nine-for-15 shooting Saturday night during the Lakers’ 104-95 victory over the Golden State Warriors at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. The guard whose addition to the Lakers’ training camp roster didn’t cause much of a stir was a crowd favorite with several amazing plays, including an alley-oop pass on an inbounds play and a shot from beyond half court at the halftime buzzer. “As soon as I had it in my hands,” Henry said, “I looked up, saw the rim and just shot it and it went in.” Pretty impressive for someone who had averaged only 4.5 points during his first three NBA seasons. “I just never had that opportunity to really show what I can do,” said Henry, a former first-round draft pick whose time with the Memphis Grizzlies and New Orleans Hornets was beset by injuries and inconsistent playing time. Los Angeles Times

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The 6-foot-6, 220-pounder from Oklahoma City averaged 3.9 and 5.3 points a game the past two seasons with New Orleans after averaging 4.3 points a game his rookie season with Memphis. He recently signed a contract with the Lakers that various websites have said is contingent on his making the squad in training camp. However, spotrac.com indicates he has been guaranteed a one-year salary of $916,099. He made $1.7 million, $1,809,700 and $1,936,000 his first three years in the league. “During the free-agent process, I was working hard and when I started to get feedback from teams, we thought (the Lakers) was a good fit for me,” Henry told Lakers.com. “When the deal got done, I was excited. There’s not one thing you can say wrong about the Lakers — their history, the players, the coach. They have one of the greats in Kobe (Bryant) that you can learn from every single day.” Lawrence Journal-World

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The Hornets, however, declined Monday to pick up the fourth-year options on forward Al Farouq Aminu and guard Xavier Henry’s contracts, a league source confirmed. The Hornets want to keep their options open regarding their salary cap space. but they could re-sign Aminu and Henry at the end of this season. New Orleans Times-Picayune

September 3, 2012 Updates

The sweet-shooting lefty, who helped KU to a 33-3 record, has battled a series of injuries his first two years in the pros. “Injuries happen to everybody. It’s how you deal with them,” said Henry, who played in just 38 games for the Grizzlies his rookie season. Memphis cut ties with the 6-foot-6, 220-pounder, trading him to New Orleans last January for a future second-round pick. “I learned by being mature, by having to grow up, that the only way I can get past it (injury) is playing through it and doing the best I can. I’ve done my part getting the surgery I needed. I just need to rehabilitate to the best of my ability and go out there and have fun,” added Henry, who averaged 5.3 points off 39.5 percent shooting while logging 16.9 minutes a game in 45 games for the Hornets a year ago. Lawrence Journal-World

He upped his scoring average to 12.2 ppg in Las Vegas summer league action in July. “We (he and the Hornets) hope so,” Henry said, asked if this would be his breakout season. “I’m going to come in and bring energy, scoring, defense. I play an all-around game. That’s what they’ve been looking for me to do. With my knee healthy now, hopefully I can play this whole season healthy and have a great season,” added Henry, who has one year left on his contract with an option for the following season. Lawrence Journal-World

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The New Orleans Hornets will conduct a mini-camp for their Las Vegas summer league team on July 11-13 at the Alario Center. The workouts will include draft picks Austin Rivers (10th overall) and Darius Miller (46th overall), along with four players from the 2011-12 Hornets end-of-season roster (Al-Farouq Aminu, Jerome Dyson, Xavier Henry, and Darryl Watkins) are scheduled to participate. New Orleans Times-Picayune

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