Devin Ebanks dispatched to the D-League

Life for season ticket holders of the Bakersfield Jam just got a whole lot more interesting.

In a move completely expected, the Lakers today announced Devin Ebanks has been assigned to the team's NBDL affiliate located a couple hours upstate. The D-League hardly provides a life of glitz and glamor, but will offer Ebanks, selected with the 43rd pick last summer, an opportunity to play he won't get with the big club. With Andrew Bynum back in the rotation, Luke Walton healthy and Joe Smith on the bench, whatever scraps previously available for Ebanks on the wing have been swallowed up. He'd played all of 16 minutes this month, and needs more.

No announcement on Derrick Caracter yet, but I'd be shocked if Caracter, who has played two minutes in six games since Bynum's return, didn't find himself heading north on the 5 Freeway as soon as Smith is up to speed.