The 12th pick in the 2010 NBA draft, Xavier Henry, has not lived up to his potential as he has been very inconsistent in his first two seasons in the NBA. Last season he averaged almost 17 minutes per game but yet only averaged 5.3 points per game. As a shooter in the NBA those are very disappointing numbers. There was a lot of excitement surrounding Henry entering this years summer league. He was expected to be a key player as he had the most experience on the team. Unfortunately his performance was just average, but it has just came to light that Henry was playing injured throughout this years summer league.
Henry, only 21 years old, has missed his fair share of games due to injury in his career. He underwent surgery on Friday to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and he also has been playing with a sore back. So Hornets fans give Henry the benefit of the doubt for his sub par summer league performance.
The Hornets now have 3 shooting guards who have all had surgery in 2012 in Eric Gordon, Austin Rivers, and now Xavier Henry.