Kawhi Leonard joined Paul George on the Los Angeles Clippers, and the Lakers responded by signing three point guards, two shooting guards and two centers. All of this took 18 hours.
October 22, 2019, 2:39 pmRajon RondoPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Coach Frank Vogel said that Rajon Rondo (calf) is a game-time decision in their game against the Clippers on Tuesday.
Rondo's status is likely to come down to the wire, and with the game starting at 10:00 p.m. E.T, it makes for a tricky situation on a two-game DFS slate. We will continue to update his status as the information rolls in. Alex Caruso and Quinn Cook would be in line for additional minutes if Rondo can't go.
Source: Mark Medina on Twitter
October 21, 2019, 5:50 pmAlex CarusoSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Alex Caruso, who has been day-to-day with a pelvic bone contusion, is listed as probable for Tuesday's opener against the Clippers.
This is welcome news for the Lakers as they begin the season. Caruso took a step forward by averaging 9.2 points in 25 games with the Lakers last campaign. However, he is unlikely to have value outside of deeper leagues due to his reserve role.
Source: Kyle Goon on Twitter
October 20, 2019, 3:28 pmAlex CarusoSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Alex Caruso (pelvis bone contusion) is being listed as day-to -day.
The MRI didn’t reveal anything too serious and Caruso shouldn’t be out long. He’ll should have a spot in the Lakers’ rotation so he’ll be worth a late round flier in deeper leagues.
Source: Mark Medina on Twitter
October 19, 2019, 12:05 amAlex CarusoSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Mike Trudell reported on Twitter that Alex Caruso suffered a bone contusionon on his pelvis during Friday's game and will not return.
According to Trudell, the X-rays were negative but Caruso will undergo further testing when the team returns to Los Angeles.
Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter
October 10, 2019, 12:47 pmRajon RondoPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Rajon Rondo drew the start in Thursday's 111-114 loss to the Nets in China, producing 18 points, five rebounds, six assists and two 3-pointers on 7-of-13 from the field.
Rondo was quite active in his 24 minutes on the floor, and it looks like the Lakers will let this competition run throughout the preseason — or at least until Kyle Kuzma is healthy enough to regain his starting spot. Bradley scored five points with two steals in 20 minutes off the pine, and neither player makes for an appealing target in standard leagues. At least Rondo holds some value as an assists specialist. Alex Caruso got 22 minutes off the bench and delivered 11 points, eight assists, three steals, a block and three 3-pointers. It feels like he could be on the outside looking in when the season begins but in a true meritocracy he'd be playing ahead of Rondo.
September 27, 2019, 8:20 pmAlex CarusoSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Alex Caruso doesn't care if he starts or comes off the bench and said, 'Whatever I have to do to help us win is what I’m going to do.'
Caruso will be battling with a slimmer Avery Bradley and veteran Rajon Rondo for a starting spot. Caruso would be a good fit next to Lebron James and Anthony Davis, with his ability to space the floor as he shot 48 percent from three last season. If Caruso can carve out enough playing time, he might be worth a late-round pick.
Source: Lakers on Twitter
July 6, 2019, 7:28 pmAlex CarusoSG, Los Angeles Lakers
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Alex Caruso and the Lakers have agreed on a two-year, $5.5 million deal.
After signing Rajon Rondo and Quinn Cook, the Lakers have now secured their third string point guard. Caruso quietly had a good season for the Lakers last year and will likely be the best defensive option out of the three point guards. He could have value in fantasy but it'll be more certain when the Lakers entire team shakes out.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
June 26, 2019, 4:12 pmAlex CarusoSG, Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers have made qualifying offers to Alex Caruso and Johnathan Williams, making them restricted free agents.
The Lakers are pursuing max-level free agents but this is a move that at least gives them a shot at retaining some cheap depth in case those plans fall through. Even so, there are ways for the Lakers to get around this decision by renouncing rights — the cap machinations here are very complex. As for the players, Caruso could play a decent role next season depending on how free agency plays out, and he was able to carve out top-200 value over the last few weeks of the season a year ago. That seems like a ceiling, however, and we have tons of time to go before anything is settled on this roster. Williams has a very limited path to any playing time.
Source: Mike Bresnahan on Twitter
April 10, 2019, 3:01 amAlex CarusoG, 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 CarusoG, 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 CarusoG, 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 CarusoG, 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 CarusoG, 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.
Just another uneventful year in Los Angeles...