Daily News: Javaris Crittenton’s minutes have been few and far between so far in his rookie season. The same goes for Coby Karl.
Crittenton has played in a grand total of three games and scored six points.
Karl has played in two games and scored two points.
With the NBA’s developmental league starting this week, it would seem a natural move for the Lakers to assign their young guards to the D-Fenders, their NBDL affiliate, in order to get them more playing time.
Jordan Farmar played several games for the D-Fenders when he was a rookie last season. And Farmar, who even played in a D-Fenders game in the afternoon and for the Lakers later that night, has emerged as a valuable backup to point guard Derek Fisher.
“That’s in our thoughts,” Lakers coach Phil Jackson said Friday.
“I haven’t broached the topic with Javaris yet, but that’s definitely in our thoughts. Coby was drafted by (the Idaho Stampede), but he’s on our roster.
“I think as long as he’s on our roster, we can send him to our affiliate. I’m not up to speed on the rules.”