Slurpee22 wrote:Realdeal - do you think the Grizzles gave up on Xavier to early? the guy looks primed to have a breakout year.
I think Henry wasn't ready for the NBA when he was drafted by the Grizzlies. He came out too early, couldn't find consistency, and the Grizzlies didn't have time to develop him. Then he went to the Hornets/Pelicans and didn't have a ton of confidence, he had already developed a reputation as a bust, and he didn't fit their plans.
The Lakers had room for him and gave him a shot and Henry took advantage. Was it too soon to give up on him? Maybe, but we probably would have too. It was just not the right situation for him.