Los Angeles Lakers: DJ Strawberry

Lakers Summer League roster preview

July, 9, 2010
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Kamenetzky By Brian Kamenetzky
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Friday evening, the Lakers kick off their Summer League season in Las Vegas.


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It's Summer League time! This year, it's actually worth paying attention to what the Lakers do there.



Because it would be virtually impossible to be otherwise, this year's squad will be more interesting than last season's edition, which included Adam Morrison and a bunch of guys obscure enough to make Google pull a hammy. The 2010 roster, however, includes both of this year's second rounders in Devin Ebanks and Derrick Caracter, at least one of which (Ebanks) seems likely to make the team. With a good showing in Vegas and again in training camp, both certainly could be around opening night.

In short, where last year there were none, this summer roster spots are potentially for grabs.

After Ebanks and Caracter, some interesting names will suit up for the sort-of-purple and gold, the most recognizable being Gerald Green and D.J. Strawberry. Drafted out of high school with the 18th pick by the Celtics in '05, Green impressed with his raw athleticism but was nonetheless shipped to Minnesota in the Kevin Garnett deal and has since been hampered by underdeveloped basketball skills and attitude issues (other than that, Mrs. Lincoln...). Strawberry, son of former MLB star Darryl Strawberry, was a second round pick of the Suns back in '07, but rarely played before eventually being released.

He's since popped up in the D-League and in Italy.

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