As if planned by the Gods of Hoops, just as Matt Barnes returns from injury Devin Ebanks goes out.
The Lakers have announced that Ebanks will miss at least three weeks due to a stress fracture in his left tibia. The rookie was averaging 3 points and 1 board in the 20 games he’s appeared in.
Though it stood to reason he would be off the active roster once Barnes was back it still is a setback for a player striving to define his role in the NBA.
Knowing how these things go, Ebanks will likely be out for more than a month. Given the stage the season is in one could even reason that Devin has seen his last action of the season. Even if healthy it is highly doubtful he’d see anymore PT with Barnes back in the mix.