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Derrick Caracter sent by Lakers to D-League team in Bakersfield

March 29, 2011 |  4:10 pm

In an effort to get their rookie power forward some playing time, the Lakers assigned Derrick Caracter to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League on Tuesday.

Caracter, a second-round pick (58th overall) out of the University of Texas El Paso, played in just 40 games this season for the Lakers.

He averaged just 5.3 minutes, two points and 1.1 rebounds.

Caracter will join the Jam in time to play in a game Wednesday night in Utah against the Utah Flash.

-- Broderick Turner

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Photo: Lakers forward Derrick Caracter dunks the ball against the Nuggets during a pre-season game Oct. 20, 2010 at the Staples Center. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times