Caracter Ends Summer League Season with Lakers


POSTED: Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 3:59pm

UPDATED: Friday, July 16, 2010 - 10:40am

Thursday, July 15:  The Los Angeles Lakers ended their NBA Summer League today against the San Antonio Spurs.  Former UTEP Miner Derrick Caracter scored 10 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and also had 7 fouls in the 89-71 loss.  Caracter slimmed down nearly 40 pounds for the Lakers, and averaged 34.3 minutes per game, 16.8 points per game, shot 60% from the field, 9.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.  The Lakers were 0-5 in the Summer League.

Lakers Assistant Coach Brian Shaw liked what he saw from Caracter.  "Very impressed, I mean when a player goes out and does that, it shows the dedication to drop the weight and then come in his kind of shape, it pays dividends. He has been solid night in and night out for us here in the summer league, so I think he has answered a lot of questions in terms of his attitiude is."

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