Alex Caruso

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  • Alex Caruso
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Alex Caruso (right calf strain) has been ruled out of Saturday's game versus the Grizzlies.

    He could be resting with it being the second half of a back-to-back, but we should have clearer news during Sunday's practice. Rajon Rondo should see a few more minutes after being ejected from yesterday's game.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter

  • Alex Caruso
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Alex Caruso (right calf strain) is being listed as doubtful to face the Grizzlies on Saturday.

    Caruso played through the injury on Thursday so hopefully this is not a reaggravation and only a back-to-back situation. He is not on the standard league radar playing only 20.0 minutes per game this season as Quinn Cook may see an uptick in minutes if Caruso does sit.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Alex Caruso
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Alex Caruso is being listed as probable for Friday's game against the Thunder as he nurses a right calf strain.

    Caruso is averaging just over 20 minutes per game this season and has performed well off the bench. He is currently on pace to finish with top 225/215 in per-game value.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Rajon Rondo
    PG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Rajon Rondo (right calf strain) aims to make his season debut on Sunday against the Raptors.

    Rondo put up top-150 per-game value in his first year with the Lakers last season, playing in only 46 games and should be someone to pick up if your team needs assists. The only issue is that with the Lakers being as deep as they are at both guard spots, Rondo projects to play less than the 29.8 minutes he averaged last season. At point guard specifically, LeBron James is the current starter while Alex Caruso and Quinn Cook have both been playing well although Cook might be bumped out of the rotation upon Rondo's return.

    Source: Yahoo! Sports

  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will start in place of Avery Bradley (bruised right leg) in Tuesday's game against the Bulls.

    KCP draws the start tonight and makes for an interesting DFS play against a Bulls team in the bottom third in 3-point percentage against. Alex Caruso and Quinn Cook stand to gain extra minutes as well.

    Source: Mike Bresnahan on Twitter

  • Avery Bradley
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Avery Bradley (bruised right leg) and Rajon Rondo (right calf strain) have been ruled out ahead of Tuesday's matchup with the Bulls.

    With both Bradley and Rondo on the sidelines, the Lakers may insert Alex Caruso or Quinn Cook into the starting lineup. Caruso, Cook, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope figure to get extra run against a middle-of-the-pack Bulls defense.

    Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter

  • Rajon Rondo
    PG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Lakers coach Frank Vogel said that Rajon Rondo will not play on Tuesday due to his right calf strain.

    Rondo did participate in three-on-three drills, so his return may still come fairly soon. Alex Caruso has received more playing time in his absence. Rondo could be an interesting guy to grab once he's ready, but don't expect too much.

    Source: Brad Turner on Twitter

  • Avery Bradley
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Avery Bradley, who bruised his right leg on Sunday, is questionable to play on Tuesday.

    Bradley was having a nice game before the injury, but his owners should monitor injury reports on Tuesday. He is averaging 10.7 points and 3.3 rebounds so far. Alex Caruso and Danny Green could be in line for more action if Bradley is unable to face the Bulls.

    Source: Brad Turner on Twitter

  • Rajon Rondo
    PG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Head coach Frank Vogel told the media that when Rajon Rondo (calf) is healthy, he will start "a lot of games" in place of Avery Bradley.

    Rondo missed the season opener on Tuesday and is in doubt to miss Friday's matchup vs. the Jazz. It is best to hold onto Rondo in your redraft leagues until we see how the minutes shake out when he is fully healthy. If he misses Friday's game, expect Bradley to start once again with the possibility that Alex Caruso gets his first action of the season after being a DNP-CD on Tuesday.

    Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter

  • Alex Caruso
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Alex Caruso (pelvic bone contusion) is available for Friday's game vs. the Jazz.

    Caruso did not play in Tuesday's regular season opener even though he was active. Avery Bradley got the starting nod with Rajon Rondo (calf) out. With Rondo questionable for Friday, there is a possibility that Caruso gets his first game action of the season. He doesn't have fantasy value at this time.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter

  • Rajon Rondo
    PG, Los Angeles Lakers

    According to head coach Frank Vogel, Rajon Rondo (calf) can be viewed as questionable for Friday's matchup against the Jazz while Kyle Kuzma (stress reaction, left ankle) will remain out.

    Rondo missed the season opener on Tuesday and is headed into Friday's matchup with a questionable tag. Continue to monitor his status over the coming days. Expect Avery Bradley or Alex Caruso to start if Rondo is unable to go.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter

  • Avery Bradley
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Avery Bradley started but played just 24 minutes in his Lakers debut on Tuesday, going for eight points (2-of-5 FGs), three rebounds and two 3-pointers.

    Bradley did get a few minutes down the stretch, which is nice to see, but it's likely that he doesn't even play this much once the Lakers get heathier. Alex Caruso (pelvic bone contusion), Rajon Rondo (sore right calf) and Kyle Kuzma (stress reaction, left ankle) all missed this game. Bradley has proven to be capable of standard-league fantasy value in the recent past, but his role on this Lakers team isn’t likely to be enough to bring those days back.

  • Rajon Rondo
    PG, 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

  • Alex Caruso
    SG, 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

  • Alex Caruso
    SG, 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