Lakers forward Devin Ebanks was arrested early this morning for driving under the influence. Ebanks has been utilized this season as the both the backup shooting guard and small forward for the team and is regularly one of the first players off the bench. LA Times and Lakers Beat Writer Mike Bresnahan tweeted:
While every sporting headline will be captivated by the firing of head coach Mike Brown, this type of attention will definitely bring about punishment from the Laker franchise and the league office.
This could become a huge blow for the bench rotation. Devin, who was drafted in 2010 during the second round, has been a good, developing player for the franchise and is called by some the next Trevor Ariza. He is currently averaging 10 minutes a game and has produced when he is on the floor. Hopefully the hiring of a new coach will assist him in maturing past this incident and becoming more of a professional when not wearing a Laker uniform.
Mike Bresnahan and Andrew Blankstein of the LA Times have the full story.