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Lakers' Tarik Black just happy to be here
Lakers' Tarik Black just happy to be here

Tarik Black was thoroughly enjoying his rookie season. He was hanging around with Dwight Howard in Houston. Got a handful of starts when Howard got hurt. Even had 11 points and nine rebounds against the Clippers, not bad for a guy who went undrafted. But then Houston waived him to make room for the unexpected signing of Josh Smith. Black was crushed. The Lakers came calling, picking him up via waivers. It was a good fit for Black. "A hundred percent," Black said Thursday. "I feel I like I’ve found a home here." After averaging 7.4 points and 6.3 rebounds a game, he's one of the few Lakers players expected to return next year. Earlier this week, he had...

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