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Devin Ebanks - SF/PF, 6'9, 215
Grand Rapids Drive - In the D-League player pool
       Date of birth: 10/28/1989
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 43rd pick, 2010
     Out of: West Virginia
  NBA Experience: 3 years
  Hand: Right

When: Where:
2008 - 2010 West Virginia (NCAA)
June 2010 - June 2013 L.A. Lakers (NBA)
September 2013 - October 2013 Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
November 2013 - February 2014 Texas Legends (D-League)
February 2014 - June 2014 Springfield Armor (D-League)
July 2014 D-League Select Team (Summer League)
August 2014 - October 2014 Bnei Herzliya (Israel)
November 2014 - March 2015 Halcones Rojos (Mexico)
March 2015 - April 2015 Bayamon (Puerto Rico)
April 2015 Guayama (Puerto Rico)
November 2015 - present Grand Rapids Drive (D-League)

2010 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 43rd overall by L.A. Lakers.
12th August, 2010 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with L.A. Lakers.
27th December, 2010 D-League Assigned by L.A. Lakers to Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.
9th January, 2011 D-League Recalled by L.A. Lakers from Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.
15th February, 2012 D-League Assigned by L.A. Lakers to Los Angeles D-Fenders of the D-League.
28th February, 2012 D-League Recalled by L.A. Lakers from Los Angeles D-Fenders of the D-League.
13th August, 2012 NBA Re-signed by L.A. Lakers to a one year, $1,054,389 contract.
13th September, 2013 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Dallas.
22nd October, 2013 NBA Waived by Dallas.
1st November, 2013 D-League Designated as an allocated player by Texas Legends.
20th February, 2014 D-League As a part of a three team trade, traded by Texas Legends to Springfield Armor, along with Terrel Harris to Bakersfield Jam, in exchange for James Nunnally and Damion James from Bakersfield Jam.
29th August, 2014 Israel Signed a one year contract with Bnei Herzliya.
28th October, 2014 Israel Left Bnei Herzliya.
28th November, 2014 Mexico Signed for the remainder of the season with Halcones Rojos.
11th December, 2014 Puerto Rico Signed a one season contract with Bayamon (to join after completion of Mexican season).
11th December, 2014 Puerto Rico Signed a one season contract with Vaqueros de Bayamon (to join after completion of Mexican season).
6th April, 2015 Puerto Rico Signing cancelled by Vaqueros de Bayamon.
16th April, 2015 Puerto Rico Signed a one season contract with Brujos de Guayama.
29th April, 2015 Puerto Rico. Left Brujos de Guayama.
2nd November, 2015 D-League Designated as a returning player by Grand Rapids Drive (formerly Springfield Armor).

From blog:

   Anybody Wanna See Second Prize? Second Prize Is A Set Of Steak Knives.....

The Lakers had signed their second round draft picks, Devin Ebanks and Derrick Caracter, long before training camp started. Ebanks's contract was already guaranteed, while Caracter's, in a story originally reported by this website, became guaranteed if he weighed 275lbs or less on September 10th. (He did this emphatically; in fact, he damn near weighed 175lbs instead.)

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   2010 Summer League Rosters: Los Angeles Lakers

Devin Ebanks

Given time, Ebanks will be able to do a decent if slightly lesser impression of Trevor Ariza during his Lakers days. Ebanks can't dribble or shoot, but he will run the court and defend whomever you want him to. I have been saying this since about February 2009, so the fact that Ebanks is now a Laker is pretty cool. It gives me the opportunity to say it for another seven years.

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   Sham's 2010 NBA Draft Night Recap, Part 2

Pick 43: Still not quite recovered from his bout of Pneumonia, Sexy Silver announces that Atlanta has traded Damion Jones to New Jersey, not Damion James. He then announces that the L.A. Lakers have picked Butler's WVU teammate, Devin Ebanks.

You were all witnesses when I said two weeks ago that Ebanks would do a decent impression of a Lakers-era Trevor Ariza, right? Right. Well, then.

Ebanks can't dribble or shoot, and thus will always need the benefit of a good system if he is to shine. However, he is a good and versatile defender, who can and will run the court, score from within 15 feet, and pass reasonably well. The Lakers and the triangle are a good fit for him in this regard, just as they were for Ariza and Shannon Brown before him. Unfortunately, his highlight montage includes a clip of him being called for a foul on Tyler's brother Ben Hansbrough, but never mind.

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   Sham's 2010 NBA Draft Night Recap, Part 1

Whoever drafts Devin Ebanks should enjoy a few good years of a Lakers-era Trevor Ariza.

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   Looking for an unsigned forward? These guys are available

Devin Ebanks - Ebanks went to camp with the Mavericks, despite their 15 guaranteed contracts making it highly unlikely he would make the team. After shooting 33% last year and making no noticeable improvement in three years, Ebanks has an awful lot to do in order to meet his Lakers-era Trevor Ariza potential.

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