March 2, 2014 |
Xavier Henry made his second appearance with the D-Fenders (20-15) on Saturday night, scoring 19 points in a 137-126 overtime loss to the Legends (17-22) in Texas. The Lakers assigned Henry to the NBA Development League on Thursday as part of the 6-foot-6 swingman's rehabilitation from a knee injury. Henry was injured in a Lakers' loss on Dec. 29 to the Philadelphia 76ers, suffering a bone bruise and abnormality of the lateral meniscus. Former Lakers guard Manny Harris scored 30 points for the D-Fenders, including a layup in the final moments of regulation to force overtime.
February 27, 2014 |
Xavier Henry has yet to suit up for the Lakers in 2014, felled by a knee injury in a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Dec. 29. On Thursday, Henry will make an appearance with the D-Fenders in one of the final stages of his recovery from a bone bruise and abnormality of the lateral meniscus. Henry will join the Lakers' D-League affiliate as they visit the Texas Legends. Through 31 games with the Lakers, Henry has averaged 10.1 points. He's missed 27 games, just one of the many long-term injuries the Lakers have faced this season.
February 17, 2014 |
According to the NBA Development League transactions page , former Lakers guard Kareem Rush retired last month. In a recent phone interview with The Times, Rush said that's not the case. "I've retired from the D-League," he said. "[I'm] not retired from basketball completely. " Rush, 33, last played in the NBA for the Clippers on Nov. 17, 2009, tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. He has since worked to get back in the NBA, joining the Lakers' D-League affiliate D-Fenders for the second time in his career.
February 9, 2014 |
After his second 10-day contract expired Tuesday, the Lakers opted not to sign guard Manny Harris for the remainder of the season. Harris returned to the NBA Development League, making a statement Saturday with a D-Fenders' franchise-record 56 points in a 121-106 win over the Santa Cruz Warriors. Playing at the Kaiser Permanente Arena, Harris scored 21 points in the fourth quarter, shattering his own previous scoring record of 49 - set Jan. 10 before his call-up to the Lakers.
February 4, 2014 |
Kobe Bryant will miss the NBA All-Star game with a knee injury. Pau Gasol was left off the Western Conference all-star squad. Still, the Lakers won't go unrecognized -- at least on the D-League level. On Monday, Lakers guard Manny Harris was named an NBA Development League all-star. Harris spent the season with the D-Fenders before the Lakers called him up on a pair of 10-day contracts. With the D-Fenders, Harris averaged 30.6 points and 6.5 rebounds a game. The D-League All-Star game is to be played on Feb. 15 in New Orleans.
January 27, 2014 |
The Lakers waived Shawne Williams on Jan. 7, after he played in 32 games for the team, averaging 5.2 points and 4.5 rebounds a night. On Monday, the D-Fenders announced they had acquired Williams via a waiver claim. The D-Fenders, the Lakers' NBA Development League affiliate, are currently in second place in the West Division at 13-10. The actual Lakers are just 16-29 this season, down to fourth place in the Pacific Division. Williams was cut by the Lakers before his contract became fully guaranteed for the 2013-14 season.