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.

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  • Vigilante

    I would rather not Character go to the D-League. We could use another big off the bench. All we have is Ratliff.

    • Jack

      Exactly why Phil said he wouldn’t move them until Andrew comes back…

  • Jonny

    the D league is better than not even playing.. when Drew comes back…

  • Flow

    Hey I know, why not send Walton and Sasha to the D-league… let’em ride the bench and eat up salary there.

  • 242LakerFan

    Let’s face it, once Drew comes back, neither of them is going to get a lot of PT, which is going to hinder their development. They need to play to get better. They can do that in the D-League. That’s not going to happen as much on the big club.

  • moorepower310

    I say put them in the D league and on the last day of the trade deadline sign them to the team for the rest of the year. That way they get rack up minutes in the D league and then they can practice the second half of the year with the Lakers. Now let’s face it, this team is so good that they can still squeeze 4-6 mins of playing time in for these guys. Again, think about how much better ebanks will get learning first hand from kobe and then caracter from kareem.

  • Robert.

    Farmar was sent to the D-League years ago, and did improve (even though he could have been better still).
    OK, I have a question for those who might know. I recall that when Farmar went to D-League, it was not as though he could play there ‘indefinitely’ until the Lakers were ready to bring him up again. I recall that he could only play a ‘few’ games in D-League (maybe 4?), and then had to be brought back to Lakers. Is that right?
    If so, then ‘of course’ it wouldn’t hurt to send Ebanks and Caracter to D-League, to get some experience, so I don’t see this as a bad thing.

  • 3StarAndTheSun

    Take Sasha with ya! Lol