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Lakers sign Xavier Henry to 1-year, veteran's minimum contract, according to report

Xavier Henry is on his way back to the purple and gold.

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The Los Angeles Lakers are bringing back Xavier Henry on a one-year, veteran's minimum contract, reports ESPN's Dave McMenamin. Henry averaged 10 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game but suffered injuries throughout the season.

Henry last played on April 1 prior to a wrist injury ending his season early.

Re-signing Henry addresses the Lakers' lack of depth in the wings. He had a solid year, averaging career-highs in points, assists, rebounds and field goal percentage after failing to find a niche in the league. Henry was drafted with the 12th-overall pick in the 2010 draft.

The Lakers are expected to re-sign Nick Young, though the contract signing is not official yet while the front office adjust their salary structure. Los Angeles has remained active in filling out the roster,, acquiring Ed Davis and Carlos Boozer along with Henry in recent days. They also waived Kendall Marshall, who was on a fully unguaranteed, expiring, contract.

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