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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby Kit on Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:31 pm

He is pretty bad [Swearing is not permitted at Clublakers. You must edit this post prior to submitting.]. Never too high, never too low. Always aggressive.
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby noobiew on Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:47 pm

This guy really impress me and played solid basketball all-around, what a great addition for us !
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby Rooscooter on Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:19 am

He got the minutes tonight. Mostly good with a couple lapses but playing a position he's not accustomed to he did great.
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby wcsoldier81 on Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:26 am

Solid game by X ... next step is to perform decent on the road
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby Weezy on Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:15 am

I see increasing consistency developing with him. If not in scoring in overall impact. Even when he isn't scoring a lot on the road, he's still making an impact because he's at point and he's got to, I hope he can keep it up.
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby Lakerjones on Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:45 am

Very good stuff from X tonight other than a few turnovers. Which weren't bad really considering everyone else's turnovers and the fact he was playing PG. Nice aggressiveness overall.
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:31 am

playing point guard really? We need to lock this guy up.. 22 with unlimited potential
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby Barnstable on Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:08 pm

KareemTheGreat33 wrote:playing point guard really? We need to lock this guy up.. 22 with unlimited potential


Yeah, I'm a believer.

I want him locked to this team for 4-5 years. I think that contract will be one of the best investments we could make as I expect him to play way above his pay grade at this point.
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby Juronimo on Sat Dec 21, 2013 3:52 pm

His ballhandling has already improved over the last couple of weeks.

I think he's a keeper as well.
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby karacha on Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:14 pm

Yes, but he's not going to be a point guard. He can take care of the ball here and there, but he's not a playmaker, that's not who he really is. He's a strong SG/SF combo and he should focus on his shot+defense in the offseason. Everything else is a bonus.
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby LTLakerFan on Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:29 pm

Ballhandling as well though. Will help him blow by people when he can use it to get a step, and will help that J because they have to respect the drive.
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:07 pm

X needs to work on his off hand during the offseason. He can get to the rim but he relies on that left too much. This kid has a great upside.
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby LakersN4 on Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:25 pm

Penetration is important from the PG position.. X penetrates better than any active player on our roster.. He doesn't have the passing ability or handles to play the point but it makes far more sense than Meeks or Young at PG.
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby last stand on Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:25 pm

at 22 years old he's essentially a 1st round pick for us. add him to the lottery pick we'll likely have this year and you have 2 nice building blocks.

now the question becomes giving these guys the proper minutes to develop at the rate we need them to
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby Chillbongo on Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:35 pm

Xavier has all the tools to get buckets at the basket. Except that final bit of explosion needed to elevate to lay it in right under the basket. HIT THE SQUATS BRO
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby Rooscooter on Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:55 am

^^X gets to the hoop by using a long last step to create the separation. Can't jump that high doing that. He can fly when he tries. I was at last night's game and I was at about rim level in the seats when he went up and grabbed a rebound using one hand…. the ball was easily 10" above the rim when he grabbed it. It's technique not strength. He is a beg guy in person. He looks like Metta with athleticism.

One things for sure about him….. he's not a point guard….. :man10: He's still learning the game but I don't think this will be his final position. He would have made a great Triangle initiator however. He'd be putty in a guy like Phil's hands.
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby LTLakerFan on Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:36 pm

Needs to dial down blasting off, trying to get to the rim or draw the foul, with bigger guys in the way so he doesn't wind up getting hurt. Or at least try what Meeks has been doing when he has to, and jumping off 2 feet for better balance against the bigger guys.
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby Ariza3 on Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:59 pm

X has been awesome for us. FT need work but seems to be better over recent games. He doesnt get the calls he deserves when driving in the paint but I love his game and at 22 he can be a cheap player that wants to be here for us to develop more and really make him a solid backup SG. I hope we keep him bc hes got a lot of talent, athleticism, and heart. guy seems to have the right attitude
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby LakersN4 on Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:57 am

LTLakerFan wrote:Needs to dial down blasting off, trying to get to the rim or draw the foul, with bigger guys in the way so he doesn't wind up getting hurt. Or at least try what Meeks has been doing when he has to, and jumping off 2 feet for better balance against the bigger guys.

That's his game.. His ability to get to the line almost at will is what separates him from average role players. If he can step up next season & be a 15 PPG role player, I guarantee atleast 6 of those will come from the line. It's rare to get that from role players & that's what makes him special. Especially for a team like ours that lacks star power.
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby Lakerjones on Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:39 am

I thought X played a nice game today.
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby Savory Griddles on Thu Dec 26, 2013 6:44 pm

Lakerjones wrote:I thought X played a nice game today.


Yep. He did play well. THis is where Kobe's contract is going to come back and bite us. It's not about having two max slots available. We are going to lose out on players like Young, Farmar and Xavier. If Kobe signs for 14 million a season, we could probably resign Farmar, Young and Xavier with the difference. Damn...Kobe's contract is a "dagger."
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby Azndude2190 on Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:06 pm

As much as I love the tremendous improved play of Farmar, Young, and Xavier; they're still not worth saving up cap space via asking Kobe to take less money. If anything, the Nash contract is what probably could have made the difference.
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby davriver290 on Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:24 pm

Xavier needs to work on his triple threat moves. If he had a consistent jumper from Mid-range to 3, his drive would be unstoppable.
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby Savory Griddles on Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:28 pm

Azndude2190 wrote:As much as I love the tremendous improved play of Farmar, Young, and Xavier; they're still not worth saving up cap space via asking Kobe to take less money. If anything, the Nash contract is what probably could have made the difference.


I completely and respectfully disagree. They are totally worth it. As has been discussed at nausea, we overpaid Kobe by at least ten million. No one was paying Kobe more than 14-15 million, and he may never get back on the court in a positive fashion for all we know. I mean, I'm all for loyalty, but Kobe is barely worth 14 million (from a basketball standpoint...I'd argue he's worth closer to 10-12 at this point). Instead of having players like Farmar or Young or X Man coming off the bench to support Kobe and whatever other player we end up with, we are going to sling fecal matter onto the court. We got extremely lucky this offseason with our band of merry minimums (or unlucky if we wanted a better draft pick. :man12: . ) I just don't understand the logic of crushing our ability to rebuild for another two seasons. Heck, I would have us rather resigned Kobe for 33 million and then 14 in year two. At least we wouldn't miss out on the chance at a top 5 player who WANTS to be a Laker (Love).

I like Kobe, but I love the Lakers. This deal makes me resent Kobe a great deal, not because I don't think he's earned this money, but because we are done until at least 2016. We need a miracle...like scoring Parker, Wiggins or Smart in the draft.
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Re: Xavier Henry Discussion: X Man

Postby Azndude2190 on Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:36 pm

The Lakers saw that there weren't going to be any free agents in the next few seasons that were franchise players like LBJ, who are worth saving cap space to make a run for them. That's why I think they not only re-signed Kobe to the amount of money they re-signed him to, but also why they did it so quickly, so that they don't drag Kobe's free agency into the summer and show the rest of the league how the organization treats its superstars.

At the same, we still maintain a decent amount of cap flexibility in the next two years, we can do the stretch provision on Nash's contract to save us alittle bit more and we can keep new contracts on 1-3 year time provisions. Plus i'm kind of over the whole getting super stars through free agency and I think the provisions of the new CBA discourage it in some ways. I want the Lakers to rebuild through the draft because you have the potential of acquiring really good players on decent length, cheap contracts, while preserving cap space (i.e. Paul George, Lance Stephenson, Chandler Parsons,etc).
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