The Lakers have reached an agreement to bring back Xavier Henry to a one-year deal worth $1 million, according to multiple reports.
Henry appeared to confirm the news on Twitter.
— Xavier Henry (@XavierHenry) July 18, 2014
Henry’s return adds some much needed depth at the small forward spot that includes Nick Young and occasionally Kobe Bryant. Henry averaged 10 points per game last season, thanks to a heavy dose of athleticism and aggressiveness. Henry is currently recovering from offseason surgery on his right knee and left wrist, injuries that kept him out for a combined 39 games. Henry said last month that he expects to heal by late July. Though the Lakers have not medically cleared him to train in all basketball activities, it remains unclear at which stage he has advanced in his recovery. Last month, Henry performed a series of individual basketball drills only using his right hand.
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