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The Los Angeles Lakers didn't pick in the first round of the NBA Draft but General Manager Mitch Kupchak had two second-round selections to work with. At 43, the Lakers chose small forward Devin Ebanks and at 58 they added power forward Derrick Caracter.
Ebanks, at 6'9", 215 pounds, is a rangy, perimeter defender who can slash and cut. Historically he's a poor three-point shooter but in the early games of the Las Vegas Summer League, Devin has shown an improved stroke.
With an uncanny resemblance to former Laker Trevor Ariza, Ebanks may get the opportunity to play a similar role off the bench for the Lakers.
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