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08:06 AM ET 09.07 | Derrick Caracter may have impressed the Lakers enough to earn a contract offer, but that doesn't mean it will come without some strings attached. Conditioning -- and a commitment to it -- was the question about Caracter coming into the draft. Skills and body he had, but what about the work ethic and desire? The Lakers came up with a clever way to push him, as reported by Sham Sports: Caracter has a $473,000 contract this year with $250,000 guaranteed. If Caracter weighs 275 pounds or less on Sept. 10, the contract becomes fully guaranteed.

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September 7, 2010  08:46 AM ET

Come to d-league bro!!

September 7, 2010  08:47 AM ET

Um, who?

September 7, 2010  08:47 AM ET

Wow....is this really a story?

September 7, 2010  09:00 AM ET
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Somewhere Eddy Curry is smiling.

LMAO, no SD, he read this, shed a single tear, put one fist in the air, and said "Stay strong Brotha!"

September 7, 2010  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Wow....is this really a story?

You may not think so but I think it is a monumental. The league needs that to make sure we get people that deserve the opportunity and are good role models. Eddy Curry is clearly the reason but there's other things that should give teams the ability to void a contract or reduce a player's income. These should include

1. substance abuse. Take Wilson Chandler for example. Recovering from multiple surgeries he smoke pot in broad day light while driving. I'm talking a proffessional athlete entering a contract year... if someone's that stupid to risk his health and proffession he doesn't deserve to be in the league. You wonder why he's not suspended.

Then there's the Indiana guy that did whatever with his girlfriend... I mean wtf... you haven't even played a game yet and ur already causing trouble? As for Eddy Curry if Lebron didn't tell the Knicks to have his buddy train him I think the MSG lawyers would have filed a criminal law suite against him for negligence of his own body that's cost the organization a lot of money. Forget suspending him without pay - the guy needs to go to jail. Zach Randolph, the list goes on... lets get rid of all these bums.

September 7, 2010  09:13 AM ET

Stay away from the buffet line, Bro.

September 7, 2010  09:29 AM ET
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Um, who?

Caracter was actually one of the top recruits in the country and was a prize recruit for Louisville until he had issues with Pitino. He then transferred to UTEP and was drafted by LA in the second round. He then played pretty well in the summer league. I mean, since you asked.

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September 7, 2010  10:05 AM ET
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Caracter was actually one of the top recruits in the country and was a prize recruit for Louisville until he had issues with Pitino. He then transferred to UTEP and was drafted by LA in the second round. He then played pretty well in the summer league. I mean, since you asked.

Um....yea thanks for that!

September 7, 2010  10:16 AM ET

Stay away from Lamar's candy stash....

September 7, 2010  10:16 AM ET
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The Lakers hidden gem.... this kid can flat out play... he was absolutely toying with people in the summer league. I know it's summer league but man he's gonna be good especially in two years when the Lakers are forced to rid themselves of guys like Odom and Artest. he'll fit in just fine and make Laker fans forget they even had those guys.

Caracter does have the potential. It was amazing that he dropped into the Lakers' lap but that was due to his earlier problems. I am hoping that both he and Ebanks develop into solid rotation players.

September 7, 2010  10:16 AM ET
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Stay away from Lamar's candy stash....

LOL. That would be a start.

September 7, 2010  10:17 AM ET
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The nba game is 85 % mental toughness.There aare tons of guys with great skill sets......but it is the few that has the mental makeup that makes you successful.This guy doesn't have it.Amd please tell me the last successful player that had weight issues that was more than mediocre

Always a thumbs down from jgb.

The Nostradamus of FN when it comes to dire forecasts, though if you are a gambling man, going against what jgb says is your winning ticket.

September 7, 2010  10:19 AM ET
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Caracter does have the potential. It was amazing that he dropped into the Lakers' lap but that was due to his earlier problems. I am hoping that both he and Ebanks develop into solid rotation players.

Well Said,... both have great potential,.. especially Ebanks,.!!

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September 7, 2010  10:26 AM ET
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LOL. That would be a start.

This years draft reminds me of the old days when they drafted guys like E. jones and Van Exel....

September 7, 2010  10:29 AM ET
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And please tell me the last successful player that had weight issues that was more than mediocre

To easy JGB, the answer is Shaq.

 
September 7, 2010  10:31 AM ET
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Amd please tell me the last successful player that had weight issues that was more than mediocre

Another is Big Baby, right off the top,.. and I am sure there a quite a few more,..

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