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Lakers send Darius Morris, Robert Sacre back to D-Fenders

April 03, 2013|By Eric Pincus
  • The Lakers' Darius Morris drives against Washington guard Bradley Beal in the first half on Dec. 14, 2012, at the Verizon Center.
The Lakers' Darius Morris drives against Washington guard Bradley… (Harry E. Walker / McClatchy-Tribune )

The Lakers have sent Darius Morris and Robert Sacre back to the D-Fenders.

This will be Morris' third assignment this season and fourth of his career with the Lakers' D-League affiliate.  He's played in just one game for the D-Fenders, scoring 21 points while helping the team get a win in early March.

The Lakers have sent Sacre to the D-Fenders six times this season. Through six games the rookie center has averaged 11 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.3 blocks a game.

The D-Fenders play their home games at the Lakers' practice facility in El Segundo. They'll host the Canton Charge on Wednesday night before finishing the regular season with back-to-back games starting Friday in Idaho against the Stampede.

It may be a safe bet to say Morris and Sacre are making another one-game stint with the D-Fenders, and will probably be in Laker uniforms on Friday when the team hosts the Memphis Grizzlies.

Morris, a guard, has fallen out of the rotation after making 17 starts while the Lakers were short-handed. In 45 appearances he's averaging 4.2 points a game on 32.9% shooting from the field and 37.1% from three-point range.

Sacre has made three starts and 31 appearances, averaging 1.4 points a game.

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Email Eric Pincus at eric.pincus@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @EricPincus.

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