Dec 4, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Los Angeles Lakers small forward Devin Ebanks (3) warms up before a game against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Lakers Season Wrap: Devin Ebanks

2012-13 Statistics:

19 games, 10.5 MPG, 3.4 PPG, 2.2 RPG, 0.5 APG, .329 FG%, .273 FT%

Season Recap:

Devin Ebanks had one of the best seats in the crowd to watch the Lakers disappointing 2012-13 campaign. Okay… maybe he wasn’t technically a fan, but he hardly played at all and had essentially no impact on the season for the Lakers. It seemed like he would see an increased role this season after he had a strong postseason off the bench for the Lakers at the end of the 2011-12 season, but the acquiring of Earl Clark, Antawn Jamison, and Jodie Meeks over the off-season really hindered those plans. Ebanks scored just 0.78% of the Lakers total points for the entire season, nearly all of them in the first couple months of the year.

2013-14 Forecast:

Devin Ebanks was on a one-year contract that is now expired so he’ll be able to test the waters in free agency. I do not see him returning to the Lakers, but I could see someone signing him as a bench player. Ebanks is young and has good length for a small forward. He’s shown bursts of potential in the past. I could see a rebuilding team offer Ebanks a contract and try to develop him into a serviceable role player.

College Highlights:

Ebanks hasn’t played consistently enough in the NBA for a full highlight reel, but here are some clips of his play from a few years ago when he was playing his college ball for the West Virginia Mountaineers.

2013-14 Prediction:

I don’t expect much from Ebanks. Perhaps he’ll put together a decent season off the bench for a team other than the Lakers. I could see him scoring about 5 PPG and grabbing about 3 RPG as an energy guy for some team in need of that sort of player.

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