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Slask Wroclaw announced two new players. Polish team signed former Lakers Derrick Caracter from Bnei Hertzeliya and Jakub Parzenski from Virtus Bologna. Caracter last season averaged 12.2 points and 7.4 rebounds per game, Parzenski only 1.9 points and 1.5 rebounds per game. Sportando

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Derrick Caracter signed a contract in Israel with Bnei Herzliya, David Pick reports. Former Lakers already landed in Israel to join his new team. Caracter spent last season in D-League with D-Fenders, Vipers and Stampede. Sportando

November 19, 2012 Updates

Guangdong Southern Tigers has waived Derrick Caracter and signed Ike Diogu. NetEase

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He remains optimistic and views Leandro Barbosa‘s late signing with the Boston Celtics and Eddy Curry signing with Dallas just days before the start of the season as hope that he’ll, too, soon find a new home. “Ultimately, I have to stay ready, which I am, as far as in the gym, and stay positive,” Howard said. “I don’t think my career’s over.” Other notable players still looking for a team: Guards: Derek Fisher, Gilbert Arenas (in talks with Chinese team), Baron Davis, Earl Boykins, Mickael Pietrus, Michael Redd, Maurice Evans, Jason Kapono. Forwards/Centers: Kenyon Martin, Shawne Williams, Quentin Richardson, Bobby Simmons, Bill Walker, Jamario Moon, Renaldo Balkman, Ryan Gomes, Troy Murphy, Josh Powell, Derrick Caracter, Ben Wallace, Greg Oden, Sean Williams, Tony Battie, Mehmet Okur. NBA.com

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The Los Angeles Lakers are getting ready for another postseason run and will likely face the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the NBA playoffs in the Western Conference. Derrick Caracter, on the other hand, is bound for Puerto Rico. It's not a vacation destination for the former Laker, but a stepping stone chance to get back in the NBA where he's spent the last two seasons. On Saturday, Mets de Guaynabo in Puerto Rico's BSN -- or National Superior Basketball League as its officially known -- signed Caracter for the remainder of the season. Ridiculous Upside

April 21, 2012 Updates

Puerto Rican team Mets de Guaynabo signed for the season Derrick Caracter. The player has started the season in NBA with the Lakers but was assigned to Los Angeles D-Fenders (4 games at 15.5ppg and 7.5rpg). Caracter has also played with Rio Grande Valley Vipers (11.2ppg and 5.4rpg in 5 games) and Idaho Stampede (10ppg and 6.8rpg in 4 games). Sportando

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The Los Angeles Lakers have waived forward Derrick Caracter, it was announced today. Caracter, who was assigned to the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League on January 25, has played 4 games (1 start) with the D-Fenders this season, averaging 15.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 23.5 minutes. NBA.com

January 25, 2012 Updates

After his surgically repaired left knee kept him sidelined for the past 43 days, Lakers forward Derrick Caracter will finally return to the court. Just not in a Lakers' uniform. The Lakers assigned him to their Developmeant League affiliate, the D-Fenders, in time to appear in Thursday's game against the Bakersfield Jam. The Lakers sent rookie guard Andrew Goudelock on a D-League assignment during training camp, but Caracter's appearance marks the Lakers' first assignment during the regular season. Los Angeles Times

Caracter, who suffered the injury in the fourth day of training camp on Dec. 12, played a pretty modest role last season, averaging only two points in 5.2 minutes per game in 41 contests. He then had arthroscopic surgery two days later. Although the Lakers' backcourt hardly has provided much, Caracter's absence has meant little. Aside from his limited production last season, the Lakers' frontcourt already features Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum and reserves, Josh McRoberts and Troy Murphy. Meanwhile, the Lakers have relied heavily too much on rookie guards Darius Morris and Andrew Goudelock because they remain depleted in the backcourt. Los Angeles Times

December 15, 2011 Updates

Derrick Caracter underwent successful surgery today to remove part of a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee, it was announced by the Lakers. The surgery, which took approximately 30 minutes, was performed by Lakers team physicians Dr. Steve Lombardo and Dr. Daniel Kharazzi at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. Caracter is expected to be out a minimum of 4-6 weeks. RealGM

December 14, 2011 Updates

Mike Trudell: Derrick Caracter is expected to be out at least 4-6 weeks after successful surgery to remove part of a torn lateral meniscus. Twitter

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It remains unclear how the Lakers' roster will look now up through their season opener Christmas Day against the Chicago Bulls. The Lakers have plenty of unsigned players, including Shannon Brown, Devin Ebanks, Derrick Caracter, Joe Smith and Theo Ratliff. They can exercise the so-called amnesty clause by shedding ties with Metta World Peace (three years, $21.5 million) or Luke Walton (two years, $11.46 million). Free agency beginning on Dec. 9 will also contribute to the frantic environment leading to opening day. Still, Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak told The Times' Mike Bresnahan that both rookies Darius Morris and Goudelock "probably deserve a chance to be looked at, and [they] have promise." Los Angeles Times

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