Lakers sign Devin Ebanks, Derrick Caracter to a 2-year deal!

They will great off the bench. Let the season begin!

ESPN: The final pieces of the Los Angeles Lakers roster that will compete for a three-peat championship have fallen into place.

The Lakers announced on Thursday the signing of forward Devin Ebanks, the first of two second-round selections in the draft.

Ebanks signed a non-guaranteed deal for the rookie minimum worth $473,604 if he makes the team, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The 6-9 swingman, drafted 43rd overall out of West Virginia, played on the Lakers’ Las Vegas Summer League entry. He averaged 15 points and started all five games.

In two collegiate seasons with the Mountaineers, the 20-year-old Ebanks averaged 11.2 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 69 games.

Ebanks posted on his Twitter account on Thursday that he will wear No. 3, the same number worn by former Laker Trevor Ariza who Ebanks bears a striking resemblance to.

The Lakers other second-round draft pick, Derrick Caracter, a 6-9 big man selected No. 58 out of the University of Texas El Paso, has also agreed to terms with the team. Caracter is flying out to Los Angeles on Thursday to officially sign with the team Friday, according to Caracter’s agent, Happy Walters.

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  • tradesasha

    we’re set, let the quest for 3peats begin!!!

    • PRLaker

      i see our team, and i love it, we have nothing to fear from anyone in the league, if anything it should be the other way around. 3peat, here we come

  • MECKA

    so that mean Luke is retiring?

    • NBAmazingKB24

      no
      thats means we have 14 players on our roster

    • cjm

      expiring

  • http://thetruthrenaissance.wordpress.com/ BE_A_LakerFan

    “Excellent” **Mr. Burns voice**

    • kobeight

      My sentiments exactly! While not playing signicant minutes, hopefully they will not relinquish the leads from last years bench. Last years bench was a big disappointment with Farmar, Luke, Powell, and Brown. These bench players will play with a chip on their shoulders.

      • kobeight

        *significant*

  • derick

    why is ebanks deal unguaranteed while caracters has a guaranteed deal

    • http://www.vidaguerrasbutt.com/vida-guerra-playboy-picture-a_17.html#pic daboss1849

      better agent and caracter had guaranteed offers over seas

    • kisofdeath

      i’d assume because of the position, we have essentially 3 players rotating the center position and 2 rotating the pf, one of which is pau who is the primary back up at center. adding a good 3rd option at pf helps alot.

      with the small forward position we have 2 main guys in ron and barnes (i’d assume) with kobe getting alot of time at the 3 as well, also theres luke in the fold somewhere so thats 4 players rotating ONE position as to the 4 players rotating the 4/5 positions (prior to the rookie signings).

      because of this i think ebanks gets the unguaranteed with the luke situation. if at any point luke gives a hint at not being able to play you can count the contract as good as guaranteed

    • cjm

      and caracter was drafted 15 places after ewbanks. way to make your summer cound :)

      • river raider

        Daboss is right, a couple of teams overseas were offering him guaranteed contracts. So, that was like meeting in the middle so that if he does’nt make the team he will still get partially paid for missing what he could have gotten in the first place. Does anybody agree with me though in thinking caracter actually looked better than ebanks. Ebank showed up but caracter played watshisface from kentucky pretty good and people are talking about him like he’s the next great thing coming.

  • Simon

    Alright, enough with the fun; show us where they keep the cloning machine!

    On a serious note: who thinks Ebanks is able to put up Ariza-like numbers? What impact will Ebanks have on this team?

    • kisofdeath

      if anything barnes will put up ariza numbers before ebanks does.

      ariza was a starter dont forget that, expecting a rookie whos going to be i’m guessing the 5th-7th player of the bench (my bench primary bench order goes: lamar, blake, barnes, brown) too do as much as ariza did is a little too much.

      with this team nobody would be surprised if he doesn’t crack the 12 man active list on most nights (unless luke is unable to go which looks likely and the extreme vujacic haters lol)

  • http://www.vidaguerrasbutt.com/vida-guerra-playboy-picture-a_17.html#pic daboss1849

    Wow… 2 more people warming the bench with sasha and luke

  • Danny T

    about time, now trade sasha and luke for draft picks

    • socal.s

      Amen

    • nath

      Why should a team give up draft pick for 2 unreasonable contract and 1 of them is unable to play?

  • Sal jimenez

    Loveing the team can’t wait till it starts

  • Str8 Ballin

    Excellent, we need young guns. WaTs Cracccqqqoouu L.A lol Devin Ebanks Carcccqqqoouu Movement…

  • rondo

    How do you know they will warm the bench? If they can play Phil Jackson will play them. We always have a negative poster on the board who never believe in giving people a chance to prove themselves. Funny if they was looking for a job or had a job they would want someone to give them a chance.

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    once again, since the lakers can`t blow any team out, these cheerleaders will be sitting in the expensive seats checking out the white chicks.

    • 6’9

      go home racist ass bitch before you get the shit beat outta you it’s more than white chicks in LA you should come we bust heads out here

    • Showtime4eva

      Yeah I knew I wasn’t the only one who thought this little bastard was racist. He just scared ebanks gonna put lebra is his bitch ass place.

    • cjm

      if only repeat championships were compensation for blowing teams like mrs wade does

    • nath

      At least they can check the chicks, you can’t coz I know racists have no dick :))

    • Kobe279

      BITCH I’LL KICK YO ASS I’M FROM INGLEWOOD

  • Eidraq

    great signings..everything is now complete..let the 2010-2011 season begin!!

  • kobe_mvp_11

    forget sasha.he retire today :))

  • Robert.

    Guess we can ‘bank’ on the Lakers having good ‘character’ by these signings.
    .
    Congratulations!

    • http://www.kevinsmoore.com Moorepower310

      wow you have worse humor than my dad. haha

    • Robert.

      Sorry, it was bound to happen eventually, so I thought I’d just get it over with. I’m sure that there will be more of this stupid humor coming during the year.

      • 242LakerFan

        LOL Gee, I can’t wait.

  • Robert.

    No seriously, folks. This is ‘big’ for the following reason: it means that the Lakers management is not intending to sign any other FAs this summer.
    .
    But …
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    It also means that since they are filling the roster, they do not intend to sign anyone for the trade deadline (which is in Feb).
    .
    Now, it IS possible that they will see how these guys play, and when Feb rolls around, perhaps there could be ‘trades’ to get other players. But, since the core of the Lakers is intact, and the bench appears to be filled, the only purpose would be to package one of these 2 apparently good rookies with Sasha, and release his contract (but, Sasha’s contract expires after this year, so it may not even be worth a few months of a new player, UNLESS the new player was someone very special. If they are not available now (all the good FAs have already been signed), not sure if it will happen in Feb.
    .
    I think the roster is pretty set for the year. This means that the team can play as a unit without worrying much about trades, etc., for the upcoming (or possibly even following) year. The Lakers can focus on that, instead of expiring contracts, etc. – and then I believe they will be hard to beat, esp. even by the heat.

    • nath

      No so sure, if anyone with calibre as sixth man off the bench, we may see Sasha + Ebanks/ Caracter in the package

  • ThEMVP

    roster is set

  • kmac_321

    three peat? psssh more like 6 peat lets go!!

  • Grammar Patrol

    Am I the only one who noticed that both Ebanks and Blake chose jersey numbers of players they essentially replaced?

    • Robert.

      Ah, Cool! Makes sense. The Lakers are now the ‘uber-team’.

  • Lakeshow Lovr

    Ebanks is a guy who I would love to see on the court, he has speed, a good scorer, a lengthy guy who can play some tenacious D from the Pg to Sf, he runs the floor greatly. So basically he is like a poor man’s Ariza.
    .
    Caracter will be a great guy to fill the lane and play PF/C and from what I hear he seems like good insurance. Really in my opinion I hope he could be our “clean up man” or the “dirty work” guy. So basically like a Rambis, A.C Green etc. Player. I am glad we gotthese guys, they are definite 1st rd. Player.

  • ricky

    With an older team now, it’s good to get these young pieces signed and develop them for the future. Ebanks and Caracter to go along with Bynum and Shannon look like good pieces to work with as we move into the next decade. Both look promising and willing to put forth effort so they will be nice fits on this team. I’m excited for this season to start already! Lets go LAL!

  • Brown Hater

    I love the signing I’m just worried about Ebanks getting minutes we’re already loaded at SF with Artest , Barnes & sometimes Kobe I’m not sure if he be able to get into the game unless it’s a blow out. Caracter should be able to eat up the minutes that Josh Powell was getting But I’m sure Phil will find a way to make it work, I love the way this team is setup.

  • rondo

    The Lakers will get rid of Sasha but they will not get rid of two rookies with loads of talent. They must think of the future sooner rather then later.

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    since prop 8 passed i guess alot of you ballwashers will be hooking up …if you like bryant your gay.

    • river raider

      man you are quite amusing. I get it though. You’re looking for a reaction, right? That’s OK. I always have fun reading your low blow statements and sometimes the reactions they get are hilarious, I have to give it to you, you are a irritating S O B!!!!!!!!!!!! So in saying this, I’ll play along. You are obviously a professional cocksucker, who was arrested for felony dick licking with the intent to swallow. Maybe one of your uncles fondled you when you were young, right? Oh yeah, up top some people were calling you a racist, but I disagree, you don’t have to be racist to marry your own sister, right? Enough words wasted on you, you dirtbag maggot, this year, Kobe will lay you out and fill you mouth with your mothers’ feces, you incestuous cuntlicker, Oh yeah, if you are racist, it does’nt matter you’re probably your own first cousin and uncle! WHOREMONGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 6’9

      take yo racist ass off of here before you get the shit beat outta you bitch and I guess a lot ppl gay because Kobe has the Best selling jersey worldwide for 3 yrs

    • Showtime4eva

      Your the same dude who admitted he was gay last week in a post.. Wit your little pet named ” lebronze” dude that’s gay. An all your little fashion stories. And anyone ANYONE!!! Who likes a straight up GAY! Punk like lebra is G-A-Y ! Gay!! Racist and gay!

  • http://57.amklac/ laffs atu

    i am a faggy douche!

    • 6’9

      Go suck a dick you fuckin gay ass racist come see me I bet you get the shit beat outta you Real Talk!

  • Br0wnMamba

    bout time!

  • willmo

    Why hasn’t this site put something up on the induction of the best sports owner Dr. Jerry Buss into the NBA Hall Of Fame? We did a Chick tribute last week and now it’s time to pay some props to the man that has changed this city and made this team the most popular NBA franchise in the world. 10 titles to go along with Magic, Worthy, B Scott, Mychal Thompson, Club Ced, Shaq, Kobe, Foxy, Big Shot Rob, D Fish, Pau, Ariza, Odom, Artest, Riley and Phil……and the list goes on…and less we forget how hot Jeannie is.
    Dr. Buss on behalf of all Lakers fans thank you and you deserve to be inducted into the NBA Hall Of Fame.

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    all you BROKEBACK LAKER HONKS,SO IN LOVE WITH LITTLE DICK BRYANT….without gasoft kobes just another SHAQ….

    • TwoBirdsKillEm

      lol who gets on a laker fan site to talk trash. your life sucks. go do somethin productive

    • Danny T

      you sir are pathetic, are you such a NO-LIFE that you dont have shit else to do, but talk smack not ONLY talkin about the best team in the WORLD or League but the TWO time champion Los Angeles Lakers.

    • 6’9

      Heres a Question why tha fuck you so obsessed With Kobe’s Dick?You a racist and Faggot so Kill yourself 2 times!You fuckin Fruitcake!

      A Hater is an confused Admirer so keep typing kuz you really aint saying shit all you doing is finger-fucking the keyboard with one hand in your pants beating off to Lebron pics

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    JUST BORED, waiting for football to get started…its been a long summer.

    • Showtime4eva

      What football player do you have a crush on ? Probably someone very overhyped too you always fall for the flash in the pan type huh. Bet you were gay for Karl Malone too huh.

    • Robert.

      Wait … just BORED? That’s it? You mean, you don’t really hate the Lakers? You don’t really hate Kobe?
      .
      .
      You’re just …… just ……. (gasp) ….. playing with all of us here ??????
      .
      You mean …. you don’t mean all that crap that you’ve been saying? I mean, posting?
      .
      So, all our meaningful responses to your taunts are actually ….. (gulp) ……… worthless ??????
      .
      This is HORRIBLE.
      .
      Awwww c’mon … your just joshing. Joking around. right? Right? RIGHT????? Laffs Atu?????? …..
      .
      C’MON …. um mmm …
      .
      C’MON … right? Please??? PLEASE?????? You don’t really hate us all here? Or Kobe? or the Lakers ????? Really?????
      .
      (Gasp) …. (Choke) ….. ARRRRRRRGGHHHHHHHHHHH !

    • 242LakerFan

      Yeah, long summer, and you’ve made it that much longer with your inane prattle. But fear not, NFL pre-season has begun, so from now on you can spend your time staring at those shapely male buttocks wrapped in those tight, tight pants. Fall and winter Sundays must be heaven for a battyboy like you.

  • kobetrayer

    lakers should trade kobe old ass for 2-3 good players or else someone like durant who is young and energetic..

    • Showtime4eva

      durant is good… no durant is great… but Kobe is the greatest of all time. enough said

    • Robert.

      Lakers win 5 more Championships. Kobe retires. THEN, Durant decides he wants to be part of the great Purple and Gold.
      .
      Lakers win 5 more. Miami becomes the embarrassment of the decade.

    • 6’9

      I bet you same faggot that be hopping around too when Kobe be winning close games for Us