August 8, 2020, 4:46 pmAlex CarusoSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Alex Caruso (neck spasms) will play and start in Saturday's game versus the Pacers, according to Frank Vogel.
Caruso will replace Danny Green (sore right hip) in the starting lineup after overcoming an injury of his own. This could be a fantastic opportunity for Caruso who has been a little underwhelming thus far during the seeding games. If time allows, he is worth sneaking onto your roster to see how things play out.
Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter
August 8, 2020, 12:15 pmDanny GreenSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Danny Green (sore right hip) will not play against the Pacers on Saturday.
Green has posted 1.8 steals and 0.8 blocks per game since the restart but has been invisible elsewhere on the box score in 22.2 minutes across four games. Further details on the injury are unknown at this time but with the first seed clinched, the Lakers will likely err on the side of caution to make sure everyone is healthy for when the playoffs start.
Source: Bill Oram on Twitter
August 6, 2020, 8:03 amDanny GreenSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Danny Green continued his rough shooting stretch scoring nine points, making only two of his seven attempts from deep, in Wednesday's loss to Oklahoma City.
The Lakers as a team have struggled from deep since the restart, shooting a league-worst 25% from deep while in the bubble. Green, who shot 37% from 3-point range prior to the restart, went 2-of-7 Wednesday, increasing his 3P% over the last four games to a measly 20%. Green's three-and-D capabilities on the wing are important to the Lakers' success but if he continues to shoot like this Frank Vogel may have to cut Green's minutes, similar to how Nick Nurse did in last year's Eastern Conference Finals. Green is a streaky shooter so these types of runs happen but we know LA would like him to snap out of it sooner rather than later.
Source: Anthony Slater for The Athletic
August 3, 2020, 11:52 pmDanny GreenSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Danny Green was quiet on Monday, scoring eight points on 4-of-7 shooting with three rebounds and two steals.
Green continues to struggle with his shot and you can tell by his 3-point attempts (0-for-1). Whenever his confidence starts to wane, he defers before looking at the hoop and tonight was one of those nights. He's as streaky as they come though, so you can expect a night where he hits a handful of triples sometime in the near future.
August 2, 2020, 12:24 amDion WaitersSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Dion Waiters struggled with his shot on Saturday but managed to still chime in with 12 points (4-of-11 shooting), three rebounds, two assists, two 3s and one block.
Waiters did his best to fill the void left by Danny Green, who laid a goose egg tonight (0-of-7 shooting). Waiters still lacks consistency and reliability to be trusted in standard restart leagues at this point, so it's safe to leave him on the wire for now.
July 31, 2020, 12:41 amKentavious Caldwell-PopeSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope played 29 minutes in Thursday's win, though he didn't do much with them in producing six points (2-of-8 FG) and a steal.
Caldwell-Pope was initially on the injury report with a right rib contusion so it's good that he was able to play through it, but this was not an inspiring performance. If he's going to deliver late-round numbers — and they'll be late-round numbers at best — he needs to fire it up as a 3-and-D guy. As of now, it looks like he'll be splitting time with Danny Green (six points, two 3-pointers in 25 minutes) and Alex Caruso (seven points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal and some great defense in 29 minutes). It's a time split that might render all three useless in standard-sized leagues.
July 23, 2020, 9:30 pmLeBron JamesSF, Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James showed no signs of inactivity in Thursday's scrimmage game, compiling 12 points, three rebounds, five assists and a steal in 15 minutes of action.
James was moving up and down the floor with ease and it looks like the time off helped him recharge substantially. There may have been some questions as to James' shape considering he usually uses the regular season as a long ramp-up session, but he looked ready for the real deal tonight. He, Anthony Davis (12 points, two steals in 15 minutes) and Danny Green (eight points and two treys in 13 minutes) all sat for the entire second half with the Lakers having no need to push their vets.
July 12, 2020, 9:11 pmDanny GreenSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Danny Green took a step back in his first season with the Lakers, registering as a top-158/134 (8-cat/9-cat) per game player on the strength of averaging 1.9 3-pointers, 1.2 steals and 0.5 blocks.
Green is never going to light up the stat line as a scorer, but his field goal percentage dropped sharply compared to his career-high performance with the Raptors last year (.419 percent vs .465 percent), and his scoring also declined (8.2 PTS vs 10.3 PTS). Green remains a valuable part of the Lakers rotation, and he'll be called upon to guard lead ballhandlers even more with Avery Bradley opting out of action in the Orlando bubble. Green's shooting could easily improve next season, and owners have to stay patient if they want to ride him out in pursuit of the top-100 value he has produced in the past.
July 12, 2020, 1:58 pmDwight HowardC, Los Angeles Lakers
Both Danny Green and Dwight Howard will practice with the Lakers on Sunday after missing Saturday's practice.
Howard needed one more day of quarantining since he got to Orlando later than the other Lakers players and Green had a hiccup in his testing. With both players seemingly healthy, they will join their team on the practice court on Sunday.
Source: Tania Ganguli on Twitter
March 3, 2020, 8:31 pmAlex CarusoSG, 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
March 1, 2020, 6:44 pmDanny GreenSG, 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
March 1, 2020, 2:27 pmDanny GreenSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Danny Green (sore right hip) is probable to play on Sunday.
Green sat out on Saturday but should be good to go for tonight's tilt. Feel free to plug him into lineups if you need steals, threes and maybe some blocks.
Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter
February 29, 2020, 6:02 pmDanny GreenSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Danny Green (right hip soreness) has been ruled out of Saturday's game.
Green has taken a step back in fantasy this season, and has settled into a timeshare with the likes of Avery Bradley and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. While his steals are up, his blocks, threes and efficiency have all taken notable dips, which has put him as a borderline value in 12-team leagues. There are no real winners as a result of Green's absence, though KCP is the safe, boring choice for threes.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 28, 2020, 6:15 pmDanny GreenSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Danny Green is dealing with right hip soreness that has him doubtful to take the floor vs. the Grizzlies on Saturday.
Green has lived up to his name this season, and remains one of the most inconsistent options in standard leagues. He's a steadier option for a 16-team league, but he's still worth a stream if you are fishing for 3-pointers along with some steals and blocks. While Green is out the Lakers will send more minutes towards Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Avery Bradley.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 26, 2020, 2:07 amDanny GreenSG, Los Angeles Lakers
After an early trip to the locker room, Danny Green (laceration) returned and had a true throwback performance with 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting with five 3-pointers, five rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block in 31 minutes as the Lakers beat the Pelicans 118-109 on Tuesday.
If only Green could do this consistently again, he'd be an early-round draft pick once more. Alas, he struggles to do enough across the board to earn a spot on most fantasy teams. Green is worth a dart throw whenever you need a little bit of everything.