Friday, December 3rd, 2010 at 11:33 am  |  17 responses

Derrick Caracter Could Find Himself in a Starting Role

With Paul Gasol’s emerging hamstring injury and the delayed return of Andrew Bynum, Caracter could find himself in the starting lineup Friday against Sacramento. From the OC Register: “Phil Jackson said Thursday that he had talked to General Manager Mitch Kupchak about sending Caracter to the D-League. [Pau] Gasol injured his hamstring during the Lakers’ loss in Memphis and is contemplating not playing against the Kings, which would give him five consecutive days off.’That’s always an option,’ Jackson said of Caracter’s role. When pressed whether he thought the front office’s desore to save money was being ‘penny-wise and pound-foolish’, Jackson replied, ‘Like a stitch in time?’”

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  • Drew

    They should’ve signed Dampier, or Voshkul(however you spell it), or that other dude they were talking about. That was a mistake to not bring in another vet big.

  • Bruno

    caracter played ok against Houston, I think he can handle Cousins

  • bails1

    I think the Lakers can squeak by the Kings with Kupchak at the 5 and Brian Shaw taking the 1 back from Fish. God I hate the Lakers.

  • tRay

    If the Lakers lose I swear I better hear the same amount of scrutiny that the Heat are getting. I know they’re two time defending champs but damn do they get a pass on everything? I’m a big Laker fan but damn everyone needs to stop slurping this team.

  • http://slamonline.com Krishan

    Tray I swear to god you sound like the worst laker fan ever

  • Bruno

    hahaha true Krishan

  • Natronman

    tRay should just stick to wearing his green colored four leaf clover T-shirts. Any true person who really knows basketball, understands that the Lakers are a team built perfectly for the playoffs. The reg. season does matter for sure, but don’t forget that we will be getting Bynum back in two weeks, and the we happen to have a “core” on the Lakers who seems to be pretty good at handling adversity.

  • Natronman

    and that we happen*

  • http://dodgers.com Joey E.

    without Pau, 0 bigs. Carracter and Odom is it.

  • El Black Mamba

    Relax people this happens when a team isn’t 100% ..with all the injuries were still above average once we get bynum back up and running everything will be ok everyone plays there actual positions and minutes! We just gotta keep our heads above water the next 2 weeks and it will be all cool

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    If he went to the dleague, who would play? Barnes at center??

  • http://thephotoriot.com davidR

    dont they have ratliff?

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    S’all good. Caracter was like Zach Randolph 2.0 in the summer league.

  • Bruno

    ratliff is also injured

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    The ghost of theo is out for a while. Niq, summer league is summer league. I bet lakers miss josh powell and dj mbenga.

  • Blackphantom

    lol I’m not even sure if I’ve ever seen Mbenga make a basket…

  • biged

    lol @blackphantom, but powell is playing solid for Atlanta right now. But if they signed them both back they might not have been able to sign Shannon.

    I don’t mind them loosing right now, they just better be ready by Christmas to whoop on the Heats…..