Last Friday, the Lakers made their signing of Derrick Caracter, whom they selected with the 58th pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, official; you can view the press release here.
Caracter performed impressively during summer league, with per-game averages of 15.4 points and 8.6 rebounds. There’s no doubt his showing in Vegas contributed to the Lakers’ decision to sign him. As a second-round draft pick, the Lakers were under no obligation to offer him a contract, whereas first-rounders receive two-year contracts, with team options on the third and fourth years.
The Lakers now have 14 players under contract for next season, just one man shy of the league maximum.