Player Capsule: Devin Ebanks
It was a quiet season for third year wing Devin Ebanks, who made only five appearances of no more than six minutes apiece from Dec. 22 through the close of the season after a short December stretch in which he started three games in large part due to injuries.
His best game during the 2012-13 season came at New York, when he scored 15 points with five boards off the bench. He started the next three contests as the Lakers defeated Washington, Philadelphia and Charlotte.
Thereafter, coach Mike D'Antoni started exclusively using Earl Clark alongside Antawn Jamison for backup wing minutes. As the season rolled to a close, Ebanks saw no court time in any of the team’s four playoff games against San Antonio.
In his exit interview, Ebanks acknowledged it was tough to see a lack of consistent playing time in spite of what he expected going into his third year with the club.
“It was definitely a disappointing year knowing how hard I worked in the summer,” he said. “Just the whole season overall, it was a big disappointment for me. I don’t want to get down. I’ll be back better next year."
Ebanks, a free agent in the offseason, is uncertain of where he will be come the fall. But he was grateful for the chance to wear the purple and gold.
“Next season, I’m going to look around and weigh my options as far as other teams,” he said. “I just want to thank Mitch (Kupchak) and the Lakers organization for giving me an opportunity the last three years.”
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