Xavier Henry out at least another week


Nov 29, 2013; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Los Angeles Lakers small forward Xavier Henry (7) and Detroit Pistons shooting guard Rodney Stuckey (3) battle for a lose ball during the fourth quarter at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Lakers won 106-102. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

After being evaluated by doctors, Lakers guard Xavier Henry will be out at least another week, when he’ll be evaluated once again by doctors.


Henry was perhaps the brightest spot in the tumultuous Lakers season. After three woefully underwhelming seasons in Memphis and New Orleans, Henry was averaging 10.1 points per game this season, nearly double his previous career high for a season. His game evolved to the point that the Lakers used him as point guard when Steve Nash, Steve Blake, and Jordan Farmar went down with injuries.

Henry joins the trio of Lakers point guards and Kobe Bryant on the bench with injuries. Bryant and Nash’s returns are expected at the end of January, with Blake and Farmar’s returns later.