Los Angeles Lakers’ forward Xavier Henry was once a highly touted prospect and was selected with the 12th overall pick in the first round of the 2010 Draft by the Memphis Grizzlies.
Things obviously didn’t work out.
Henry joined the Lakers in the offseason and has had by far the best season of his career, which is why he would like to return next season.
“If the Lakers want me back, I would love to be back,” Henry told Shams Charania of RealGM. “I love it here, love playing on this team, and we have a great organization. It’s been eye-opening for me, and I enjoy it. You always have two sides of things – I can’t always control whatever I want to in free agency.
Henry, like several of his teammates, has tried to play through a one-year deal and an uncertain future.
“For a lot of guys on one-year deals and not knowing what they’re going to do in the summer, there could be a lot more controversy with players trying to go on their own,” Henry says. “But guys are really trying to commit to the team aspect, and I like that. The camaraderie is pretty good. We all want to win and we are all dedicated to working.
Henry is averaging 10.0 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game.