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  • Alex 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.

  • Alex 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.

  • Alex 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.

  • Alex 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

  • Moritz 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.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Alex 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

  • Alex Caruso (illness) will sit out on Monday

    [blurb-title player='Alex Caruso' team='LAL' pos='G'] [blurb-fact]Alex Caruso is dealing with an illness and will not play in Monday's Summer League tilt.[/blurb-fact] [blurb-opinion]The Lakers are facing off against the Cavs in the semifinals. Caruso performed admirably…

  • Alex Caruso - PG - Los Angeles Lakers

    Alex Caruso established new career-highs with 15 points, three 3-pointers and seven rebounds on Wednesday, adding two assists and shooting 5-for-11 from the field.

    While Josh Hart drew all the accolades, it was Caruso who held a fairly steady spot in the starting five when Lonzo Ball went down towards the end of the season. He battled a concussion briefly but it's tough to suss out which games he missed because of injury and which were just healthy DNPs. Caruso played in only 37 games, returning low-end point guard stats over his final handful of contests but still finishing as just a top-350 option.

  • Alex Caruso - PG - Los Angeles Lakers

    Alex Caruso started at point guard on Tuesday against the Rockets, scoring nine points on 3-of-8 shooting (including a three) with four rebounds, six assists and two steals in 27 minutes.

    Caruso is your best bet between he, Tyler Ennis (10 points, four rebounds, four assists, two steals, 23 minutes) and if you're looking at low-end plays he's better than Travis Wear (three points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block, one three, 15 minutes), too.

  • Alex Caruso - PG - Los Angeles Lakers

    Alex Caruso drew the start at point guard in Sunday's 83-84 loss to the Kings and logged 30 minutes, producing seven points, four rebounds, two assists, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer.

    Caruso has played 61 minutes over his last two games and was set to play in a G-League playoff game yesterday before the big club requested he stick around. His viability depends entirely on the health of Lonzo Ball, but it does look like he'll have a legitimate role whenever Ball sits. Josh Hart wasn't great off the bench tonight with five points, three rebounds, four assists and a triple to go with a 2-of-8 shooting line in 28 minutes while Tyler Ennis was good for four points, three rebounds, four assists, a steal and two blocks in 16 minutes. Hart is still the better play here but Caruso could be a decent desperation option, if such a thing exists.

  • Alex Caruso - PG - Los Angeles Lakers

    Alex Caruso will be in the starting five for the Lakers on Sunday night.

    Caruso logged 31 minutes in L.A.'s last game and the team decided to give him an extended look rather than have him play in some G-League playoff games. He could be worth deep league consideration, especially if Lonzo Ball misses more time.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter

  • Alex Caruso - PG - Los Angeles Lakers

    The Lakers opted not to send Alex Caruso down to the G-League for Saturday's playoff game, which suggest they want him ready to play on Sunday against the Kings.

    Caruso also played 31 minutes for the Lakers last night. Reading between the lines here it seems like Lonzo Ball will be out tomorrow, so look for the Lakers to use Caruso, Josh Hart and Tyler Ennis as their point guards again.

    Source: Mike Bresnahan on Twitter

  • Lonzo Ball - PG - Los Angeles Lakers

    Lonzo Ball (knee) will sit out of Friday's game against the Bucks.

    Ball left L.A.'s last game after colliding with Dirk Nowitzki. He downplayed the injury after the game and Luke Walton said that he's feeling better, so it might not be a long absence. The Lakers are down to the returning-tonight Josh Hart, Alex Caruso and Tyler Ennis at the point guard spot but some extra responsibility figures to trickle over to guys like Julius Randle and Brandon Ingram. It'll be a team effort to replace Ball, so all of the usual Lakers are in play tonight. Among the point guards, Hart is the best bet if you're not afraid of rust.

    Source: Mike Bresnahan on Twitter

  • Lonzo Ball - PG - Los Angeles Lakers

    Lonzo Ball is being called day-to-day after a Thursday MRI confirmed the initial diagnosis of a left knee contusion, and he's questionable for Friday's game against the Bucks.

    Ball left the game and didn't return after 24 minutes last night but didn't seem too concerned about the injury. If he were to miss time, Josh Hart would be in line for work at point guard assuming he can return on Friday. Otherwise the duties would fall to Alex Caruso and Tyler Ennis. There's no great choices there, though Hart is the top pick if his minutes aren't strictly limited upon returning. Hopefully Ball misses minimal time and renders all that moot.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter