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  1. Wednesday’s And-1 links: It’s going to cost you to see Jeremy Lin

    Feb 8, 2012, 11:45 AM EST

    Jeremy Lin Knicks

    Here is our daily look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT). You want to see Jeremy Lin play for the Knicks? It’s going to cost you. Larry Bird says he and Red Auerbach are about loyalty,…

  2. Rafer Alston to join Lakers D-League team, the L.A. D-Fenders

    Feb 3, 2012, 11:04 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Milwaukee Bucks

    Rafer Alston has been unceremoniously dismissed the last two times he’s signed a professional basketball contract, but the veteran NBA point guard and longtime streetball aficionado has decided he wants one more chance to prove he can play in the big leagues. The Los Angeles Lakers’ D-League affiliate, the L.A. D-Fenders, have decided to grant him that…

  3. Thursday And-1 links: Heat arena as homeless shelter?

    Jan 26, 2012, 11:38 AM EST

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    Here is our daily look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT). Some politicians want to force Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena to house the homeless on non-game nights (that was part of the public financing plan). Feels like…

  4. Thursday morning one liners

    Dec 15, 2011, 11:56 AM EST

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    Our morning look around the NBA with stories worth reading and notes that are not their own post here at PBT. Circle March 22 on your calendar. That is when Chris Paul and he Clippers return to New Orleans to take on the Hornets in his only game there tis year. This could end up…

  5. Lakers’ Derrick Caracter tears meniscus in left knee

    Dec 14, 2011, 11:52 AM EST

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    The Lakers are already a little thin along the front line after sending out Lamar Odom — although getting Josh McRoberts was a nice pickup — and this is not going to help matters. Second year player Derrick Caracter has torn the meniscus on his left knee and is set to undergo surgery on Wednesday…

  6. Lakers sign Josh McRoberts to fill in for Lamar Odom

    Dec 13, 2011, 6:07 PM EST

    Indiana Pacers v Los Angeles Lakers

    Josh McRoberts has a lot of fans around the league because he is a hard-nosed, smart player — not flashy but he plays within himself and gets the job done. Which will make him an interesting fit on the Los Angeles Lakers. McRoberts signed for two years with the Lakers for the mini mid-level exception…

  7. Terrance Williams throws down dunk, then disrobes

    Aug 9, 2011, 10:44 AM EST

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    We bring you this video for two reasons. About 30 percent is for the dunk by the Rockets’ Terrance Williams and is thrown down over last season Lakers bench warmer Derrick Caracter. It’s impressive. But 70 percent of the reason is the celebration. Watching this video at home Steve Javie jumped up and called a…

  8. Lakers Derrick Caracter arrested on battery charges against woman

    Apr 25, 2011, 6:15 PM EST

    Portland Trail Blazers v Los Angeles Lakers

    UPDATE 6:15 pm: The ugly details have come out. And we mean ugly. Because any time the words “battery” and “pregnant woman” are mixed into the same sentence then ugly is maybe the kindest word you can use. From the New Orleans Times-Picayune: Derrick Caracter, 22, was arrested about 1:18 a.m. Sunday at the IHOP…

  9. Pau Gasol’s hamstring ailing, but Lakers have no other good options

    Dec 3, 2010, 2:23 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    Pau Gasol missed 17 games last season because one or another of his hamstrings was hurt. This season, Gasol knew he would have to play more minutes and take on more of the load in the paint until Andrew Bynum returned (then Theo Ratliff went down, making things worse). What has returned more quickly than…

  10. Lakers shopping for short-term backup center

    Nov 17, 2010, 8:20 AM EST

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    With Andrew Bynum still a few weeks away, Theo Ratliff out for a month or more after knee surgery, Lamar Odom’s sore foot and so on, the Lakers may be looking for some help. So that Pau Gasol doesn’t have to play 43 minutes, like he did against the Bucks Tuesday. Phil Jackson said the…

  11. Lakers’ Theo Ratliff has knee surgery, out 4-6 weeks

    Nov 16, 2010, 2:05 PM EST

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    Theo Ratliff was supposed to be some insurance for the Lakers, a veteran big man they could use a few minutes a game until Andrew Bynum returned, a guy who could get rebounds and body up (read: foul) opposing bigs in some matchups. But not for the next month or so. Ratliff had his knee…

  12. Lakers tell Derrick Caracter lose weight and you get your money

    Sep 6, 2010, 2:30 PM EST

    Derrick Caracter showed a lot of promise for the Lakers playing at Summer League, enough so that they gave their second round pick a contract. Clearly the Lakers are about the now, in the middle of a title window, but they will let Caracter develop at the end of the bench. If he can lose…

  13. Lakers sign Devin Ebanks today, will sign Derrick Caracter tomorrow

    Aug 12, 2010, 8:44 PM EST

    Devin Ebanks and Derrick Caracter have come into a great situation: Go to the NBA champions on a season when the team is looking to fill out the end of the roster with affordable guys to develop. The Lakers signed West Virginia’s Devin Ebanks to a deal on Thursday. On Friday, Caracter will get his…

  14. Devin Ebanks and Derrick Caracter begin contract negotiations with the Lakers

    Jul 23, 2010, 6:42 PM EST

    While teams all around the league are spending big to keep pace with the league’s elite, the league’s elite is quietly making moves to get better and better. Last year’s Lakers were only good enough to win the championship, and yet with a handful of small, conservative moves, L.A. looks stronger than ever. Kobe seems…

  15. NBA Summer League: Notes on Spurs-Lakers

    Jul 15, 2010, 6:59 PM EST

    It was quite a different scene from the big boys matchup we see in the regular season. The Spurs and Lakers met for a rumble to kick off Thursday at NBA Summer League Las Vegas. Still there were some things of note. Alonzo Gee, a D-League call-up to the Wizards who later signed with the…

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