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April 10, 2019, 3:01 amAlex Caruso - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Alex Caruso scored 12 points on 5-of-16 shooting (0-for-2 3PTs) with seven rebounds, 13 assists, one steal, one block and seven turnovers in Tuesday's final regular season game against the Blazers.
Caruso finished just outside of the top-100 for the last 2-3 weeks of the season, and when you looked at his 25 games on the year he was a top 175-200 guy (8/9 cat) in just 21.2 mpg. It's fair to ask how much the silly season factored in, as well as absences by much of the team. He probably needs a few lucky breaks to matter in standard leagues next year, still.
April 8, 2019, 1:56 amAlex Caruso - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Alex Caruso kept his foot on the gas with 18 points on 8-of-20 shooting, 11 assists and a steal over 43 minutes in the Lakers' 113-109 win over the Jazz on Sunday.
Caruso is going to get run of the yard in Tuesday's finale, and guys like Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (32 points, six boards, six assists, one steal, two threes) and JaVale McGee (22 points, eight rebounds, three assists, one steal, two blocks) are playing for their next contracts. They should all be in line for big games, assuming they play.
April 6, 2019, 1:08 amAlex Caruso - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Alex Caruso stuffed the stat sheet in Friday's win over the Clippers, exploding for a career-high 32 points on 10-of-19 shooting, 10 rebounds and a truckload of juicy peripherals.
Caruso was feeling it in this one, going 5-of-7 from deep and 7-of-7 from the line. He also added five assists, two steals and one block to round out his impressive line. He's been a hot pickup for the stretch run and does not look like he's going to slow down before the season ends.
April 2, 2019, 10:48 pmAlex Caruso - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Alex Caruso had a season-high seven assists to go with 15 points and two steals in 29 minutes against Thunder on Tuesday.
This is coming off of Caruso's previous season-highs of six assists and 23 points. With so many Lakers done for the season, Caruso should be a nice source of assists, steals and threes for his remaining four games.
March 31, 2019, 8:54 pmAlex Caruso - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Alex Caruso logged 29 minutes off the bench on Sunday against the Pelicans to score 23 points with four triples, four steals, six assists and three boards.
Caruso had a hot finish to last season as well and he will likely have every opportunity to do so again this season. King James (groin – out for the season) and Kyle Kuzma missed Sunday’s game and Caruso has a dynamic game that translates well to fantasy when he gets the minutes. Feel free to keep rolling him out there when the Lakers are missing starters.
March 27, 2019, 1:15 amAlex Caruso - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Alex Caruso scored four points on 1-of-3 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds and three assists in 20 minutes off the bench on Tuesday against the Wizards.
LeBron played and it was the late TNT game, so this had the look of a lineup they might use in a serious game. Caruso profiles as a guy to mop up stats if and when the Lakers officially pull the plug, and with a four-game week next week the hope will be that Caruso's ascension can be timed with that deployment. Until then, he's a luxury stash with a dubious ceiling.
March 23, 2019, 1:26 amAlex Caruso - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Alex Caruso came off the bench on Friday and posted 10 points, eight rebounds, two assists, a steal and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Nets.
Caruso shot just 3-of-10 but it's certainly better than Rajon Rondo, who had five points, three rebounds, four assists, a steal and a triple in 25 minutes. Now that the Lakers are officially out of the playoffs we could see the scales tilt further in Caruso's direction, which means only those of you who are in desperate need of assists should be hanging onto Rondo. Caruso's a decent flier with the Lakers having four games next week but we wouldn't be entirely surprised if he ended up burning you, so buyer beware.
March 17, 2019, 3:13 pmAlex Caruso - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Alex Caruso was everywhere on Sunday afternoon, putting up 12 points, three rebounds, two assists, five steals, three blocks and a 3-pointer in 28 minutes against the Knicks.
The steals and blocks were career-highs and Caruso has scored in double digits for three straight games. It's time to consider him a pickup if you need help at the guard spots, though today's defensive performance will surely go down as an outlier. We'd expect him to be more of an asset for assists but fantasy owners will happily take whatever production Caruso is offering up.
March 14, 2019, 10:37 pmAlex Caruso - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Alex Caruso led the bench in scoring on Thursday with a career-high 16 points on 5-of-7 shooting to go with six rebounds, five assists, and a 3-pointer.
Caruso is going to be on streaming radars as the Lakers begin to tank to close out the year, but there are better and more consistent options out there on the wire. Josh Hart (eight points on 3-of-6 shooting with a rebound, two steals and two triples) has been playing awful lately and hasn't looked the same since returning from his injury.
March 7, 2019, 1:30 amAlex Caruso - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Alex Caruso set season-highs with 15 points, six rebounds and 29 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Nuggets.
The Lakers were injury-plagued heading into this one as they were without Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma and Lonzo Ball, so Caruso got the opportunity for big minutes. This is not much more than a fluke performance and he is still not on the radar for fantasy relevance.
December 27, 2018, 2:02 pmAlex Caruso - G - Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers have recalled Alex Caruso and Johnathan Williams from the G-League ahead of Thursday's game.
With LeBron James (groin) and Rajon Rondo (finger) out, these two are just providing insurance for the team. They are not on the fantasy radar.
Source: Official NBA Injury Report
October 19, 2018, 8:49 pmMoritz Wagner - C - Los Angeles Lakers
Moe Wagner (left knee contusion) is listed as out for Saturday’s game against the Rockets.
Wagner played full contact 5-on-5 at practice on Friday so it seems he’s getting pretty close to a return assuming he hasn’t had any setbacks. Alex Caruso (right hip strain) is listed as questionable.
October 13, 2018, 1:04 amAlex Caruso - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Alex Caruso is currently sidelined with a strained right hip flexor and is hoping to return to practice next week.
Caruso is just point guard insurance for the Lakers but did have some nice moments last season. He's not fantasy relevant.
Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter
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