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  • Rajon Rondo
    PG, Los Angeles Lakers

    After undergoing successful surgery to repair a right thumb fracture on Wednesday, Rajon Rondo is expected to return to full basketball activities in 6-8 weeks.

    Rondo suffered the injury during practice on Sunday before undergoing surgery later in the week. The 6-8 week timetable means that Rondo will miss the eight-game resumption of the season but could return at some point during the Lakers' playoff run. Alex Caruso will likely be the primary beneficiary while Quinn Cook and newly acquired J.R. Smith and Dion Waiters could also see a few extra minutes. Caruso could be worth a look as a late-round flier in resumption fantasy seasons.

    Source: Mark Medina on Twitter

  • Alex Caruso
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Alex Caruso saw his role reduced with the Lakers this season, as he was a top-264/255 per game player (8-cat/9-cat) while receiving 17.8 minutes a game.

    Caruso was more of a 20-team option this season, and while the absence of Avery Bradley will increase his opportunity when play resumes in the bubble, he was a forgotten man during his third season in the NBA. With ball handlers like LeBron James and Rajon Rondo orchestrating the offense, and Anthony Davis and Kyle Kuzma looking to score the basketball, there just isn't enough opportunity for Caruso to continue his development. He'll look to prove his worth as a consistent rotation piece next season.

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis (sore left elbow) and Alex Caruso (left hand contusion) are both expected to play on Thurday vs. the Rockets.

    Similar to LeBron James, Davis is a top-end talent that can be relied upon moving forward. Caruso is averaging just under 18 minutes per game off the bench and doesn't provide enough to warrant standard league value. He starts to enter fantasy relevance in 20-team leagues.

    Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter

  • Alex Caruso
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Alex Caruso (sore right hamstring) is listed probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Nets.

    Caruso is outside the top-250 on the season and is only worth consideration in 20-team leagues. Don't consider Caruso a streaming option during the fantasy playoffs as he's too unreliable to trust.

    Source: Ryan Ward on Twitter

  • Alex Caruso
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Alex Caruso played seven minutes on Sunday against the Clippers after being listed as probable due to right hamstring soreness.

    At least the meme accounts get to make fresh content.

  • Alex Caruso
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Alex Caruso is probable for Sunday's game with right hamstring soreness.

    Caruso has had his time in the limelight this season, but injuries like this have slowed him down a lot. Hopefully, he can get back on track in this game.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis (right knee soreness) and Alex Caruso (right hamstring soreness) are both officially probable ahead of Friday's showdown vs. the Bucks.

    Both players should be able to suit up for tomorrow's game barring any major setback. Obviously, Davis needs to be started across formats while Caruso is best left for deeper leagues.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter

  • Alex Caruso
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Alex Caruso (right hamstring) has been ruled out on Tuesday for the Lakers' game vs. the Sixers.

    Caruso is only an option in deeper leagues, as his value over the last two weeks sits just inside the top-200. This will be his second consecutive game sitting out, with Avery Bradley, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Danny Green standing to benefit the most in Caruso's absence.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Alex Caruso
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Alex Caruso (sore right hamstring) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's matchup with the Sixers.

    Caruso is coming off a missed game on Sunday in which he was originally listed as available, so he's probably nearly ready. Caruso has had his moments, but he would need an injury to a backcourt player ahead of him in order to warrant an add in 12-team leagues. His next chance to play should he miss Tuesday's game would be on Friday.

    Source: Mike Bresnahan on Twitter

  • Alex Caruso
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Alex Caruso will now be held out of Sunday's matchup with the Pelicans due to a quad injury.

    Caruso's role was about to take a hit with Danny Green's return to the lineup, and you can plan on Rajon Rondo getting some more minutes with Caruso out of action. Caruso doesn't receive enough usage to make enough fantasy noise, and he's just a deep league option when healthy.

    Source: Brad Turner on Twitter

  • Danny Green
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Danny Green (right hip) and Alex Caruso (quad) are available to play on Sunday night.

    Feel free to deploy both of these guards as you normally would. Green's much closer to the standard-league radar but can definitely be frustrating.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter

  • Alex Caruso
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Alex Caruso (right hamstring soreness) is questionable to play on Sunday against the Pelicans.

    Caruso started for Danny Green last night but wasn't anything special with nine points, a steal and a 3-pointer in 20 minutes. With Green probable for tonight's game, Caruso can be returned to the waiver wire by anyone who streamed him last night. Any absence might lead to more minutes for Rajon Rondo.

    Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter

  • Alex Caruso
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Alex Caruso is starting for the injured Danny Green (hip) on Saturday night.

    It's also Caruso's birthday, so that's nice. He's worth a stream or a cheap DFS dart in this situation, as we could see lots of garbage time. At the very least, this'll be more fun than seeing Rajon Rondo start.

    Source: Brad Turner on Twitter

  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope labored his way to 12 points (4-for-12 shooting), five rebounds, one triple, one assist and one steal in Friday's win over the Grizzlies.

    Caldwell-Pope is little more than a 3-point streamer and his lines can be pretty ugly when he isn't hitting his threes like tonight (1-for-6 from three). There really isn't a ton of fantasy value off the Lakers bench as Kyle Kuzma (eight points, four rebounds, three assists), Rajon Rondo (five points, five assists, two rebounds) and Alex Caruso (nine points, four rebounds, one triple, one steal) all limit each other's fantasy upside.

  • Alex Caruso
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports, multiple teams have inquired about Lakers guard, Alex Caruso.

    Caruso has had a good season for the Lakers so far, providing much needed depth at the guard position. There have been reports that the Lakers are interested in upgrading their point guard position with Dennis Schröder and Darren Collison among the names they are targeting. It appears likely that the only way Caruso would be traded is if the Lakers would get back a guard in return that they value as they look towards playing basketball in June.

    Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter