The Hornets have sent Xavier Henry to the D-league’s Iowa Energy, according to the New Orleans Times Picayune’s John Reid. Now in his second season, the former lottery pick has appeared in 25 games for New Orleans this season, and is posting averages of 5.0 PPG and 1.9 RPG. He was acquired from Memphis in a three-team trade in January that also included the Sixers.
The move was most likely made because Eric Gordon is soon to return from a knee injury that’s plagued him all season long. There is no expected timetable for Henry’s return.