On Saturday, the Los Angeles Lakers announced both Xavier Henry and rookie Jordan have been assigned to the Los Angeles D-Fenders.
Even though Henry and Clarkson have been sent down on Saturday, it will likely be short-term. Both players are expected to be called back up to the Los Angeles Lakers squad on Sunday before the team takes on the Golden State Warriors at the Staples Center, according to Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News:
Both Jordan Clarkson and Xavier Henry assigned to the D-Fenders to play tonight. Expected to then be recalled back for tomorrow's game vs GS
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) November 15, 2014
The team sent out the following press release about Clarkson and Henry:
EL SEGUNDO – Jordan Clarkson and Xavier Henry have been assigned to the Los Angeles D-Fenders from the Los Angeles Lakers, it was announced today.
Clarkson, a second round pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, has appeared in eight games for the Lakers this season, averaging 4.3 points and 1.4 rebounds in 11.4 minutes. Clarkson played two seasons at the University of Tulsa, before transferring to Missouri where he appeared in 35 games and averaged 17.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.1 steals in 33.9 minutes.
Henry has appeared in seven games this season for the Lakers, scoring 1.3 points per contest. A product of Kansas University, Henry appeared in 43 games for the Lakers in 2013-14, averaging 10.1 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 21.1 minutes per game.