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Derrick Caracter Waived By Lakers

After 4 games in the D-League the Lakers have seen the last of Derrick Caracter. Today the team waived the second year forward leaving room on the roster for a new addition.

Caracter’s hoops career will always be marred by that ugly P-word: Potential.

Once upon a time DC was a highly sought after baller that was on the hoops radar as early as 8th grade. However a questionable work ethic and an attitude problem have led him on a basketball odyssey that might have come crashing down after an ugly incident at a New Orleans IHOP last year.

Caracter was rehabbing a knee injury he sustained during camp and as a result never played a game for the Lake Show this season. With the signings of Troy Murphy and Josh McRoberts it became clear that Caracter was on his way out of town.

The immediate speculation is that the Lakers are making room for Gilbert Arenas who has scheduled a workout in the L.A. area this week.

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