There was a time a couple years ago when he was with the Lakers that Xavier Henry showed flashes of the promise a lot of scouts saw back when he was one of the top high school players in America. However, a series of knee injuries slowed him, then just nine games into last season he tore his Achilles and was done for the year.
The Warriors are going to give him one more chance, but it will have to start in the D-League.
Golden State signed Henry and Chris Udofia to contracts on Monday, the team announced. But neither of these guys are destined for the NBA roster.
Henry, if he can return to the form he flashed at points in Los Angeles, could fit in as a minor role player the Warriors system. While his defense and consistency needed work, he was clearly more comfortable in an up-tempo system with space that allowed him to use his athleticism.