The D-League could sharpen their skills, but I’d like to see them stick with the team. They could learn more that way.
O.C. Register: Rookies Devin Ebanks and Derrick Caracter know better than to get too comfortable in the Lakers locker room. As second-round picks, nothing is guaranteed.
Not even if you are playing well.
Phil Jackson said Sunday that he would like to see Ebanks and Caracter get more experience in the Developemental League this season, a real possibility when Andrew Bynum returns. Bynum, who continues to rehab his surgically-repaired knee, is expected back in the lineup around Thanksgiving.
“I expect to move them aound a lot, but not until Andrew comes in,” Jackson said. “We’ll have to have that full roster right now.”
That gives the two rookies 18 days to live the NBA high life and make a bigger impression. Ebanks, who was placed on the inactive list Friday, has scored eight points in 26 minutes, while Caracter, who has been filling in at power forward, has scored 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds in 23 minutes.