Devin Ebanks Or Derrick Caracter: Which Rookie Helps the Lakers Most?

September 11th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
Los Angeles Lakers rookie forwards Devin Ebanks and Derrick Caracter are set to begin their first NBA training camp, and both hold hopes of making the team's final roster.

Most observers feel both players could benefit from a stint in the NBDL, and even if they do make the regular season roster it's doubtful they will see much playing time due to Phil Jackson's low tolerance level for rookies.

Caracter and Ebanks have qualities that could prove to be useful to the Lakers in their quest for a three-peat, but which player is better suited to help Los Angeles right now?

Both players stand 6'9", but that is about the only physical similarity Ebanks and Caracter share.

Caracter is the second heaviest player on the Lakers' team, at 265 pounds, and he has a frame that was made to do battle in the interior.

Caracter has drawn comparisons to Charles Barkley due to his rebounding ability and tendency to eat up space in the paint, and despite his weight, Caracter has shown great footwork in the post.

Ebanks is much more comfortable on the perimeter, but he is versatile enough to defend in the post, and the type of player ...

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