Lakers making moves

By Mike Bresnahan
Los Angeles Times

November 7, 2010

Devin Ebanks was on the inactive list again, so it was time to talk about the next step for the rookie.

A stop in the Development League might be in store for Ebanks or fellow rookie Derrick Caracter, Lakers Coach Phil Jackson said Sunday.

Jackson said the team would do whatever was necessary to get them “reliable experience and playing time.”

“We’re going to move them around a lot,” he said.

Players may be sent down to the Development League up to three times a season, though it won’t be as easy for the Lakers as in the past. The Los Angeles D-Fenders played their home games at Staples Center, but they are taking a one-year hiatus, so the Lakers are using the Bakersfield Jam as their Development League affiliate.

Jackson said the Lakers wouldn’t make a move with either rookie until Andrew Bynum returned sometime around Thanksgiving.

Ebanks is averaging 2.7 points in 8.7 minutes a game. Caracter is averaging 2.7 points and 6.7 minutes. Both players were taken in the second round of the amateur draft last June.

They’ll take it

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