- Dave McMenamin, ESPN Staff Writer
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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Wasting no time to start rehabilitating for next season, Xavier Henry underwent surgery on his left wrist and right knee on Friday and both procedures were successful, according to the Los Angeles Lakers.
The were performed by Dr. Steve Shin (wrist) and Dr. Steve Lombardo (knee), both at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic.
The Lakers announced Henry is expected to make a full recovery by the beginning of training camp, but the question is which team's training camp will he be reporting to?
Henry, 23, is one of 11 players on the Lakers roster set to become a free agent this summer.
The four-year veteran averaged career highs in points (10.0), rebounds (2.7), assists (1.2), steals (1.0) and minutes (21.1) per game while also shooting a career-best 41.7 percent from the field in 43 games (making five starts).
Kent Bazemore, who has already been ruled out for the rest of the season with a torn tendon in his right foot, is next in line for surgery. Bazemore will visit Stanford University's Dr. Kenneth Hunt on Monday and is expected to have his foot operated on sometime next week. Bazemore is also on an expiring contract, however the Lakers can sign him to a $1.1 million qualifying offer to make him a restricted free agent.
Bazemore and Henry are turning the page to next season, not just through medical attention, but also by both of them already undergoing their exit interviews with Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak. Kobe Bryant is the other player on the Lakers' roster to have his season end prematurely because of injury (left knee fracture). Bryant will have his exit interview with Kupchak at a later date and will not address the media next week when the rest of the team goes through their exit interviews Thursday and Friday, according to a team spokesman.
Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni told reporters at Friday's shootaround in advance of L.A.'s game against the Golden State Warriors that Pau Gasol (vertigo symptoms) could very well join those three players as another guy to have his season cut short because of an injury. Gasol was ruled out for the Warriors game. He previously told ESPNLosAngeles.com that it would be "unlikely" he plays another game this season. The Lakers have three games remaining after Friday -- home against Memphis on Sunday, followed by road games at Utah on Monday and at San Antonio on Wednesday.
41dMatt Walks, ESPN.com