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D.J. Mbenga denied chance to not play for the Lakers this season

There were some internet rumblings that D.J. Mbenga might be close to re-signing with the Lakers. Dave McMenamin of ESPN LA reports via Twitter that’s not what the kids call “true in any sense of the word.”

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So there’s that. Mbenga played 7.2 minutes for the Lakers last season, but with Andrew Bynum probably healthier than he has been, his minutes are even more useless, and LA’s tax-strapped as it is after signing Steve Blake in the offseason. Better luck elsewhere, big guy.