The Lakers did not have a first round pick this year, but they did have two second round picks. With one of those two picks they got Devin Ebanks, who is looked really good in his first two games in the NBA Summer League. Devin Ebanks is averaging 22.5 points in the Summer League so far. He does not demand the ball, and lets the offense come to him. He has very long arms and is very athletic. Watching him play reminds me of former Laker Trevor Ariza. He wears the same number as Trevor (3), was drafted the same pick as Trevor (43rd), and kind of looks like him. I’m not saying he is Trevor Ariza, but he plays a lot like him. Suddenly letting Trevor Ariza go is not so bad for the future, because Ebanks looks like the Lakers future Small Forward. With the Lakers other second round pick, they selected Derek Caracter out of UTEP. Caracter is playing very well also and is ranked high on Drew Packham’s rookie ladder on NBA.com. Be sure to check it out and see what he has to say about Derek.
Also check out the highlights of the Lakers second Summer League game vs the Nuggets and Devin Ebanks after the game:Vodpod videos no longer available. Vodpod videos no longer available.