After a 1-9 start to the season, the Los Angeles Lakers are starting to consider making some changing to help right the ship moving forward.
One of those changes might be parting ways with Xavier Henry in favor of Quincy Miller, according to Bleacher Report’s Kevin Ding:
No massive talent upgrade is coming, though if 6’9″ forward Quincy Miller fares well in a tryout this week, expect to see him replace Xavier Henry on the team. Miller, who turns 22 on Tuesday and has rare upside despite no sense of how to reach it after two years with the Denver Nuggets, would at least give the Lakers a little more youth and hope in Julius Randle’s absence.
Henry has struggled to make an impact this season playing in eight of the 10 games thus far. The former lottery pick is shooting 25.0 percent from the floor and 61.1 percent from the charity stripe while averaging 2.1 points per game in a little over nine minutes a night.
No one on this team is really making a considerable impression this season outside of Ed Davis and Kobe Bryant, but Henry being the one let go to bring in Miller would be the obvious choice at this point.
There’s been no word from the Lakers on whether a change will be made. If the team continues to struggle and many believe they will, Miller may be donning the purple and gold in the near future. Miller is by no means a game-changer, but bringing in some new blood may help with Henry obviously struggling right now.[divide]
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