The news isn't exactly surprising, and frankly could have come a week or two earlier. Rookie point guard Darius Morris has been assigned to the D-Fenders, the team's NBDL affiliate.
The 21-year old Morris, who left Michigan after his sophomore season, has been glued to the bench since Steve Blake returned from his rib injury, playing a grand total of 10 minutes since seeing 18 minutes of burn against the Pacers on January 22nd. There just aren't any minutes for him, and if he's not going to play with the Lakers he should be playing somewhere. He'll get to do that with the D-Fenders, as Andrew Goudelock and Devin Ebanks have already this season.