Welcome back D-Fenders

You know ’em (kinda), you love ’em (vaguely), the D-Fenders (the Lakers’ developmental team) are back after a one-season hiatus. And just in time, too, since the big-league team (the Lakers) might not play a game this season because of the lockout. The D-League announced its schedule today, with the D-Fenders opening the season with a pair of road games against Dakota on Nov. 25-26 and two home games against Reno on Nov. 28 and 30. Home games will be played at the Lakers’ practice facility in El Segundo. Don’t have any ticket infomation as yet, but the D-Fenders web site promises more info next week.