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Lakers Release Derrick Caracter

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Los Angeles Lakers' Derrick Caracter (R) vies with Barcelona´s Erazem Lorbek during a friendly match on October 7, 2010 at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona.    (Photo credit  LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Lakers’ Derrick Caracter (R) vies with Barcelona´s Erazem Lorbek during a friendly match on October 7, 2010 at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona. (Photo credit LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)

(CBS) — The Los Angeles Lakers have created a roster spot on Tuesday by releasing forward Derrick Caracter.

The former second round pick was averaging 15.5 points and 7.5 rebounds for the LA D-Fenders.

Caracter never appeared in a game this season with the Lakers.

With the roster spot, the Lakers could go after a point guard, with Gilbert Arenas being an option.

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