Devin Ebanks’ Future with the Los Angeles Lakers Looks Short Lived

Devin Ebanks’ Future with the Los Angeles Lakers Looks Short Lived


The Los Angeles Lakers may be looking for a new small forward as Matt Barnes and Metta World Peace have begun to threaten the possible play time for Devin Ebanks. As he looks to become a restricted free agent on July 1st, Ebanks and his agency have a lot to think about.

Ebanks’ agent, David Bauman, said:

“If [Coach] Mike Brown is going to play with Matt Barnes and [World Peace] next season, Devin’s not going to come back and do that. He’ll find an opportunity where he’ll have a better chance to break into a rotation.”

As of late, Ebanks has either been in the D-league or the end of the bench, while making $789,000 this season with the Lakers, via Mike Bresnahan and Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Times. He was expected to be a sleeper for the team, but so far, has not done much for the Lakers, averaging only 2.5 points and 1.8 rebounds in 13 games.

Ramon Sessions on the other hand, the newest PG to step up after the Lakers traded Derek Fisher, had 14 points and 4 assists during the Lakers loss to Houston on Tuesday. So far, this has pleased the Lakers’ organization. Hopefully we get to see Sessions start in the future and really demonstrate his talent.

  • Im_Me_Homie

     give ebanks some minutes at
    the back up 2 or make barnes the back up 2 and give ebanks minutes at the back up 3 and
    gaudelock the back up pg because steve blake isn’t getting it done amnesty him and
    sign boris diaw to anchor the second unit kinda like lamar did

  • Richard Quindara Balagot

    Remember, Ebanks started at the beginning of the season to mixed reviews.  He did nothing to warrant any more playing time and this was while Metta and Matt were trying to play their way back into shape.  Ebanks’ role is to play defense, shoot open 3’s, and straight give some hustle.  He is capable, but when you’re on a team that contends for a championship year in and year out, there’s not much time to develop players.  That’s what other teams are for.  Maybe he’ll go and get the playing time that he wants and become the player that led West Virginia to a Final Four.  And then maybe the Lakers will trade for him then.

    • WiLLa

      but we gotta give him quality minutes to built his confidence

    • zxrated

      The Lakers are not gonna be able to continue to ignore the developement of young players anymore. The new CBA is set up to stop all the trade mess. Draft picks are becoming NFL like important and that is why so many teams are demanding them in trades right now. It’s the only way you will be able to stay salary cap friendly.