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Ex-Jayhawk Henry signs with Lakers

September 6, 2013

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Former Kansas University basketball guard Xavier Henry on Thursday signed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, general manager Mitch Kupchak announced.

Terms of the contract have not been announced. The Los Angeles Times, however, reported he will make $916,099 for the upcoming season.

However, the Times reports the contract for the 6-foot-6 Henry is likely only partially guaranteed.

He could be battling Shawne Williams for the final roster spot on the team.

Henry, 22, averaged 3.9 points and 1.8 rebounds a game in 50 appearances for the New Orleans Hornets (now Pelicans) last season.

He averaged 12.5 minutes per game. He started his career as the No. 12 overall pick of Memphis in the 2010 NBA Draft.

The Lakers now have 14 players under contract. They are also expected to sign second-round draft pick Ryan Kelly (48th overall).

The Times reports the Lakers will bring 16 to 20 players to training camp but can only carry 13 to 15 into the regular season.

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