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Lakers recall Derrick Caracter from Bakersfield Jam

April 5, 2011 | 10:58 am

Lamlhonc The Lakers recalled backup forward Derrick Caracter from the Bakersfield Jam on Tuesday.

The Lakers currently face injury issues in their frontcourt. Forward Pau Gasol suffered a bone bruise in his right knee and is listed as day-to-day. Lakers spokesman John Black said Caracter was brought in case Gasol is limited. 

After the Lakers cleared Theo Ratliff following a five-month rehabilitation on his surgically repaired left knee, the Lakers sent Caracter down to Bakersfield last week. He appeared in three games, averaging 8.7 points and 6.0 rebounds in 20.0 minutes and starting in one contest. Caracter has played in 40 games for the Lakers this season, averaging 2.0 points and 1.1 rebounds in 5.3 minutes.

-- Mark Medina

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