OFFICIAL: Lakers sign Xavier Henry


The Los Angeles Lakers have officially signed swingman Xavier Henry, according to the team’s official website:

[pullquote] The Los Angeles Lakers have signed free agent guard Xavier Henry, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.

Henry, a three-year NBA veteran, appeared in 50 games (2 starts) last season with the New Orleans Hornets (now Pelicans) averaging 3.9 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.3 assists in 12.5 minutes.[/pullquote]

The team were said to be interested in the services of the 6’6″ guard earlier this week. It appears that Henry will compete for a roster spot with fellow summer signee’s Elias Harris, Marcus Landry and Shawne Williams.

Henry was drafted 12th overall by the Memphis Grizzlies in 2010; Wesley Johnson was taken with the 4th pick that year.

Written by Ross Pickering

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