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Lakers News: Lakers Won’t Bring Back Devin Ebanks, Chris Duhon Reviewed by Momizat on . The Lakers announced this afternoon that they wouldn't be bringing back forward Devin Ebanks or point guard Chris Duhon in the 2013-14 season. Ebanks made it cl The Lakers announced this afternoon that they wouldn't be bringing back forward Devin Ebanks or point guard Chris Duhon in the 2013-14 season. Ebanks made it cl Rating:
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Lakers News: Lakers Won’t Bring Back Devin Ebanks, Chris Duhon

The Lakers announced this afternoon that they wouldn’t be bringing back forward Devin Ebanks or point guard Chris Duhon in the 2013-14 season.

Ebanks made it clear at his exit interview that he would pursue other teams while Duhon had his $3.9 million non-guaranteed. Kevin Ding of the OC Register first reported the news this afternoon:

With all the Lakers injuries last season, Ebanks wasn’t able to crack head coach Mike D’Antoni’s rotation as he only averaged 3.4 points in only 19 games last season. Ebanks fall from starting small forward in the 2012 season to bench warmer can largely be attributed to the DUI he received early last season.

Duhon, acquired in the Dwight Howard trade last off-season, was the Lakers third point guard, but with the injuries to Steve Nash and Steve Blake, saw more playing time then he originally anticipated.

While Ebanks might get another shot with a young team taking a low-risk on him, Duhon might be relegated to playing overseas or becoming an assistant coach with another team.

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  • borsalino12

    Duhon has ETO on his contract and the Lakers management can easily waive him. Ebanks does not deserve to come back. Let him go somewhere else.Based on Dwight Howard decision, we have to decide who to amnesty. To me, the only candidate is Ron Artest and that has to be done ASAP.
    Morris and Goudelock can get 1 year deals for $ 1.0 mil. R.Sacre does not deserves that. He is just a cheer-leader from the bench. We have drafted Ryan Kelly from Duke, so Sacre can go to the D-League or overseas. J.Meeks and E.Clark can get another year for the cheap. And we have to sign ASAP two small forward FA’s to fill that void spot.

    St.Blake – D.Morris
    K.Bryant – J.Meeks – Goudelock
    D.Wright – M.Webster
    E.Clark – R.Kelly
    P.Gasol – J.Hill – FA

    This is in case Dw.Howard walk away without S&T and in case, M.Kupchak can manage to trade St.Nash to Toronto for draft pic. Also, MWP amnestied and Ch.Duhon waived. So, this is the worst case scenario for us, so to say!

    • Boss

      Nash?

    • Howie Doohan

      I think you’ve made some good points, MWP has to be amnestied immediately, but Ugh! How the mighty have fallen. Who would have thought that the Lakers would ever have to seriously consider fielding a roster that mediocre. That team aint doing a thing in a deep western conference except heading straight for 20 wins and the lottery. But at least they’ll have a decent pick and cap space for the LeBron sweepstakes in 2014!

      As to signing a couple of small forwards I’d suggest someone like Trevor Ariza or Kyle Korver as both those guys would be modest upgrades from MWP and could be had for very cheap.

      Ultimately though if Howard bolts without a S&T, Lakers could look at signing someone like Pachulia for relatively cheap or even Al Jefferson who might take less money to be part of a franchise with a storied history. Regardless I think 13/14 is going to be a horrible season in LA if they keep D’Antoni and depending on how (or if) Kobe comes back (assuming he/Nash/Gasol don’t get injured again) the team will max out at about 40 wins. So a potential line up could be:

      PG: Nash, Blake, Morris

      SG: Kobe, Meeks, Goudelock

      SF: Korver/Ariza, Ebanks

      PF: Gasol, Jamison, Clarke

      C: Pachulia, Hill, Sacre

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