Derrick Caracter PF LAL Feb 22 '12

Former Lakers forward Derrick Caracter is reportedly headed to Rio Grande of the D-League.

Caracter, who underwent knee surgery in December, was waived by the Lakers earlier this month. The 2010 second-round pick averaged 2.1 points for the Lakers last season.

Derrick Caracter PF LAL Feb 07 '12

Lakers waived F Derrick Caracter.

Caracter underwent knee surgery in December, killing any chance the 2010 second-round pick had for production.

Derrick Caracter PF LAL Jan 25 '12

Lakers assigned F Derrick Caracter to the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the D-League.

Caracter appears to be ready for game action coming off knee surgery, but doesn't figure into the Lakers' immediate plans. The 2010 second-round pick averaged 2.1 points per game for the Lakers last season.

Derrick Caracter PF LAL Jan 21 '12

Derrick Caracter (knee surgery) practiced Saturday and could play at some point in the next week.

He had surgery in mid-December and is almost ready to return. The Lakers could use him for depth, but he won't have any fantasy value.

Derrick Caracter PF LAL Dec 14 '11

Lakers power forward Derrick Caracter is slated to miss at least 4-6 weeks after knee surgery on Wednesday.

Caracter was potentially going to factor into the Lakers' mix at power forward, but any such plans are now obviously on hold. Caracter averaged 2.0 points in 41 games last year as a rookie.

Derrick Caracter PF LAL Dec 13 '11

Lakers power forward Derrick Caracter tore cartilage in his left knee on Tuesday and is set to undergo surgery on Wednesday.

There's no timetable on his return, but the pending signing of Josh McRoberts just became a lot more meaningful. The Lakers are already reeling from the loss of Lamar Odom to Dallas, and are very thin at power forward.

Derrick Caracter PF LAL Dec 13 '11

Derrick Caracter suffered a potentially serious knee injury in practice on Monday.

Caracter is getting medical tests right now, and it shouldn't be long before we have an update on his condition. The signing of Josh McRoberts looms especially large if Caracter is forced to missed a significant amount of time.

Derrick Caracter PF LAL Sep 14 '11

Derrick Caracter believes that the Lakers will pick up his $788,872 option for the 2011-12 season.

"I'm pretty confident that they'll pick it up based on our conversations [in my exit interview]," Caracter said. He averaged just two points as a rookie and would likely remain buried on the bench if he returns to the Lakers.

Derrick Caracter PF LAL Aug 30 '11

Derrick Caracter is on a customized weight plan in order to keep his weight down during the offseason.

This is good news considering that Caracter had a weight clause in his contract that guaranteed his money if he checked in at 275 lbs prior to September 10th, and he did exactly that. It's good to see that he's making a commitment to keeping his weight in check, and he could prove to be a nice piece for the Lakers off the bench moving forward.