Derrick Caracter Could Find Himself in a Starting Role

by December 03, 2010

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?'”