Lakers Call Devin Ebanks Back Up from D-League D-Fenders
After being sent down to the D-League a few weeks ago, Devin Ebanks has been working on his game with the first place D-Fenders and averaged 16.5 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.5 steals in 27.7 minutes of play.
The Lakers are lacking an athletic wing to slash towards the basket and play defense on the opponents quickest players. With games coming up against the Wolves, Kings and the Heat, it looks like Devin might get an opportunity to show what he’s learned down in the D-League.
EL SEGUNDO – The Los Angeles Lakers have recalled forward Devin Ebanks from the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak.
A second year player out of West Virginia, Ebanks has appeared in 12 games (4 starts) with the Lakers this season, averaging 2.7 points, 2.0 rebounds and 0.5 assists in 12.6 minutes. Assigned to the D-Fenders on February 15, Ebanks averaged 18.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 32.0 minutes in three games. Currently on a nine-game win streak, the D-Fenders hold the best record in the NBA Development League.
Selected by the Lakers in the second round (43rd overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft, Ebanks appeared in 20 games last season, averaging 3.1 points and 1.4 rebounds in 5.9 minutes.