Lakers rookies get tested against Sacramento Kings
Lakers second-round draft choices Derrick Caracter and Devin Ebanks were tested against the Sacramento Kings.
Though the Lakers lost, 90-84, Tuesday night in an NBA Summer League game at Thomas & Mack Center, Caracter and Ebanks continued to impress, even with the Lakers falling to 0-4.
Caracter, who was averaging 17.7 points and 10.7 rebounds) before the game, had 14 points on six-for-nine shooting, five rebounds and four blocked shots.
Caracter, a 6-9, 275-pound forward-center drafted 58th, went up against Sacramento's DeMarcus Cousins, the fifth overall pick.
Cousins, a 6-11, 270-pound center out of Kentucky, had 19 points, 12 rebounds and two blocked shots.
Caracter blocked two of Cousins' shots.
Ebanks, a 6-8 small forward selected 43rd, had 12 points and three rebounds.
He faced small forward Omri Casspi, who was a rookie with the Kings last season.
Casspi had seven points.
-- Broderick Turner, reporting from Las Vegas