Xavier Henry Discussion: Xmin

Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby Weezy on Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:17 pm

He was great. I'm overall just amazed how many guys we have that can go off on any given night. Young, Farmar, Johnson, Henry, Williams, even Blake, Meeks and Hill, you never know who it's gonna be.
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby lakersyunowin on Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:21 pm

great game, just couldn't get the win.
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby Lakerjones on Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:25 pm

Where's the love? X was spectacular tonight.
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby Weezy on Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:27 pm

Lakerjones wrote:Where's the love? X was spectacular tonight.


Eh, he was, but he still needs to work on finishing with his right. :man12:
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby Barnstable on Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:33 pm

I couldn't believe X was running the PG position so well. He was even play making with Sacre!

Love this kid.

He's going to be something special once he realizes how good he really is and can be!! :jam2:
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby sister golden hair on Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:36 pm

Great game by the kid. I really like his energy, aggressiveness and fearlessness in taking the ball to the rack. He and Wes are revelations.
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby Barnstable on Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:42 pm

sister golden hair wrote:Great game by the kid. I really like his energy, aggressiveness and fearlessness in taking the ball to the rack. He and Wes are revelations.


I'd include Young in that list too. He's a much better defender than I expected.

But I really think X is going to be a piece of a really good Lakers team in the upcoming years.
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby LTLakerFan on Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:45 pm

Possibly all 3 of them :man1:
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby Barnstable on Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:37 pm

LTLakerFan wrote:Possibly all 3 of them :man1:


Spoken like a true Lakers fan :jam2:
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby Ariza3 on Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:41 pm

So young and so much talent already. Hope the lakers keep him for years to come bc hes a SOLID backup SG to Kobe. very dynamic player. great game tonight. glad hes getting big minutes and hope he continues to when kobe is back
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby sister golden hair on Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:46 pm

Barnstable wrote:
sister golden hair wrote:Great game by the kid. I really like his energy, aggressiveness and fearlessness in taking the ball to the rack. He and Wes are revelations.


I'd include Young in that list too. He's a much better defender than I expected.

But I really think X is going to be a piece of a really good Lakers team in the upcoming years.


Yes. You're right about Nick, too.
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:02 am

:jam2: the guy balled tonight. Would of been a perfect night if not for that costly turnover in the last 2 minutes.
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby LTLakerFan on Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:27 am

He was doing a better impersonation of a point guard than Meeks.
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby revgen on Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:41 am

So much raw talent in this kid. And he's hitting career highs without any polish to his game.
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby kblo247 on Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:24 am

LTLakerFan wrote:He was doing a better impersonation of a point guard than Meeks.

It is why you retain him and Farmar, while letting Blake walk if he asks for mrie than the vet min. He can be groomed to be Farmars backup
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby wcsoldier81 on Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:42 am

Great game by X

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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby therealdeal on Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:10 am

Only let him play at home. He's terrible on the road.
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby Rooscooter on Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:37 pm

He's not really a good fit with this offense IMO. When he has the ball at the point he very effective and not so much floating around the outside or spotting up.

I still think he's got the best chance of our new players of getting to the next level. He's got the complete fundamental game outside of free throw shooting as a foundation. What he needs is a good development coach to get him there. MDA isn't known for that unfortunately.
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby sister golden hair on Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:56 pm

Rooscooter wrote:He's not really a good fit with this offense IMO. When he has the ball at the point he very effective and not so much floating around the outside or spotting up.

I still think he's got the best chance of our new players of getting to the next level. He's got the complete fundamental game outside of free throw shooting as a foundation. What he needs is a good development coach to get him there. MDA isn't known for that unfortunately.


SA does wonders with players that have some ability in terms of developing them. I really like Xavier and want him around. He can make plays for himself; he's not really a playmaker for others, though. he shines best under MDA when he has th ball at the point in order to attack looking to score. I wish his handle were a little better, but it's not bad. I just think he needs more reps for him to get to the next level because he has the physical tools and appears to have a resilient mindset.

At the beginning of the year I thought the lakers would be lucky if any of the bargain bin signings panned out, and the only one I felt truly good about was Farmar -- I felt he could contribute right away. But I've been pleasantly surprised not only by Farmar (who has played better than expected), but also Xavier, Young and Johnson. It'll be interesting to see who sticks next year. I think they can't afford to lose a young talent like xavier, though. Way too much upside to nickel and dime him.
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby SK8 on Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:47 pm

So MDA said that Xavier could be our backup PG if Nash can't play on friday :man10:
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby Doc Brown on Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:54 pm

Uncle Drew wrote:So MDA said that Xavier could be our backup PG if Nash can't play on friday :man10:


He has the skills to do it and his overall game is suited for it.

Drive and create for the second unit, that's when he's played the best this season, with the ball in his hands creating.
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby Lakerjones on Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:57 pm

Doc Brown wrote:
Uncle Drew wrote:So MDA said that Xavier could be our backup PG if Nash can't play on friday :man10:


He has the skills to do it and his overall game is suited for it.

Drive and create for the second unit, that's when he's played the best this season, with the ball in his hands creating.


I don't mind it at all while Farmar is out. I just want Blake to close out the games though.
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby lukewaltonsdad on Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:07 pm

Hmmm...PG. That's interesting. I don't know if I'm a fan of this...seems like we have no other alternatives at the moment, though...
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby therealdeal on Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:19 pm

Lakerjones wrote:
Doc Brown wrote:
Uncle Drew wrote:So MDA said that Xavier could be our backup PG if Nash can't play on friday :man10:


He has the skills to do it and his overall game is suited for it.

Drive and create for the second unit, that's when he's played the best this season, with the ball in his hands creating.


I don't mind it at all while Farmar is out. I just want Blake to close out the games though.

I think he's got the tools for it, but he's not really a natural passer at all. Good for him though if it means he gets more minutes.
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby Barnstable on Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:10 pm

This will either be a great success, or X is going to get trapped, harassed, turn the ball over and generally bothered to death by the quicker PGs out there on offence. On Defense, I'm actually not too worried for him if he guards the point.

But I know if I was the other teams coach, I sure would try to test his handles as soon as he entered the game.
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