July 23, 2020, 5:41 pmMarkieff MorrisPF, Los Angeles Lakers
Markieff Morris has officially been ruled out ahead of Thursday's scrimmage vs. the Mavs.
Morris joined his team earlier in the week and so it is no surprise that he will miss tonight's contest. Kyle Kuzma and Jared Dudley will pick up the slack for tonight's game and Markieff will have another opportunity to take the floor on Saturday vs. the Magic.
Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter
July 12, 2020, 8:08 pmJared DudleySF, Los Angeles Lakers
Jared Dudley averaged only 7.8 mpg as the Lakers had enough depth to limit his role to serving as a leader on the bench.
Dudley appeared in 40 games and is an afterthought for fantasy purposes. While his value to the team is higher than these raw numbers would suggest, he averaged a measly 1.4 points, 1.1 rebounds and .4 3-pointers this season. If the Lakers decide to add more depth to the bench it is possible another contender will look to scoop up Dudley's presence as a veteran leader for the 2020-21 season.
May 20, 2020, 7:46 pmJared DudleySF, Los Angeles Lakers
Jared Dudley said that players "won't be confined by league orders" when the NBA season restarts.
Dudley added that it will be clear that if you catch Covid-19 you won't be able to play. He said that he believes some players will bring their families with them and Giannis Antetokounmpo raised the concern of being apart from his family with their newborn. The NBA is supposed to provide a plan to return to play between June 1 and June 15 and topics like these will likely be addressed at that point.
Source: Tania Ganguli on Twitter
May 9, 2020, 8:40 pmJared DudleySF, Los Angeles Lakers
In a tweet sent out by Jared Dudley on Friday, he says that he's heard from commissioner Adam Silver that the league could resume the season as late as October.
For context, Dudley is an NBPA representative and the league has been in close coordination with the NBPA throughout the course of the suspension of the 2019-20 season amid the coronavirus pandemic. At this point, the situation is still very fluid. The league is reacting to the recommendations and protocols put in place by the various local and state authorities. Given that there are many international players and a team based outside the US (Raptors), the NBA will have a lot of adjusting and fine-tuning of plans moving forward – given how everyone is going through unprecedented events and uncharted territory.
Source: Jared Dudley on Twitter
December 17, 2019, 10:42 pmJared DudleySF, Los Angeles Lakers
Jared Dudley started in place of Anthony Davis on Tuesday but scored three points on 1-for-5 shooting in 15 minutes.
Hopefully you didn't get suckered into a minimum salary in DFS.
December 17, 2019, 6:37 pmJared DudleySF, Los Angeles Lakers
Jared Dudley will start in place of Anthony Davis (ankle) for Tuesday's game against the Pacers.
Dudley doesn't do enough to be a viable streamer even on Tuesday's six-game slate. LeBron James may ultimately play the bulk of the minutes at PF tonight with Kyle Kuzma (ankle) also on the sidelines.
Source: Bill Oram on Twitter
December 17, 2019, 5:59 pmAnthony DavisPF-C, Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis (right ankle sprain) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game against the Pacers.
Well, that was fast. With Kyle Kuzma also out on Tuesday, we may see more Jared Dudley than usual, while possibly seeing LeBron James starting at PF for this contest. Devontae Cacok, who was called up from the G League earlier today, could also see some minutes on Tuesday.
Source: Scott Agness on Twitter
December 12, 2019, 6:05 pmKyle KuzmaPF, Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Kuzma (left ankle sprain) is questionable for Friday's matchup against the Heat.
Kuzma missed Wednesday's contest with this ankle injury and Jared Dudley saw a significant increase in minutes in the game. Avery Bradley, Alex Caruso and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope could also all see a few extra minutes if Kuzma sits out again.
Source: NBA Injury Report
December 11, 2019, 9:27 pmJared DudleySF, Los Angeles Lakers
Jared Dudley got ejected after being involved in a scuffle in the game against the Magic on Wednesday.
Dudley was having a decent game until the ejection, with nine points, three triples and two rebounds across 21 minutes. The scuffle started after Jonathan Isaac fouled Dwight Howard.
Source: Tania Ganguli on Twitter
October 31, 2019, 3:43 pmKyle KuzmaTeam, Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Kuzma (left foot stress reaction) participated in practice on Thursday and will be evaluated prior to tip-off on Friday.
It was previously reported that Kuzma will not exceed 20 minutes in his 2019-20 debut. That is, if he indeed is able to play. Continue to monitor his status but don't expect him to be great in his first game back after missing all of training camp and the first portion of this season. It will take some time for him to work up to his eventual workload. When Kuzma returns, he will likely take minutes away from Jared Dudley and perhaps Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.
Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter
October 30, 2019, 6:26 pmKyle KuzmaPF, Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Kuzma (left foot stress reaction) will make his season debut on Friday against the Mavs.
This is great news for fantasy owners who drafted Kuzma, expecting him to be a key cog in the Lakers' rotation this season. Kuzma will likely see his minutes increase gradually as he starts to play alongside the mighty duo of Anthony Davis and LeBron James. It will be interesting to see how the three forwards co-exist on the court at the same time. It remains to be seen if Kuzma has standard-league appeal this year despite being drafted in virtually all standard fantasy drafts. If he's available in your league, give Kuzma a look if your team is in need of scoring. Monitor his minutes over the next few games to get a sense of his eventual ceiling as he plays his way into shape. With his return, Jared Dudley and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will see their minutes dwindle with Dudley perhaps out of the rotation altogether.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
October 23, 2019, 2:13 amJared DudleySF, Los Angeles Lakers
Jared Dudley's Lakers debut box score on Tuesday was comprised of nothing but two 3-pointers in 13 minutes off the bench.
Dudley will continue to be a much greater influence on his real-life team than any fantasy squad this season. Other new Lakers Troy Daniels and Quinn Cook were also quiet as Daniels had six points in 16 minutes and Quinn went for four points in 17 minutes. All three can be safely ignored in all but the deepest of leagues.
October 19, 2019, 1:11 amDevontae CacokPF, Los Angeles Lakers
Devonta Cacok notched a double-double in a losing effort against the Warriors on Friday with 16 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and one block.
Cacok got a rare start in this one along with Troy Daniels (five points, two rebounds, two steals and a three) and Jared Dudley (four points, five rebounds, four assists, one steal and one three). Don't expect any of these guys to have any value in standard leagues beyond the occasional stream.
October 14, 2019, 5:19 pmJared DudleySF, Los Angeles Lakers
Jared Dudley has recovered from a right quad issue and will be available on Monday against the Warriors.
Dudley is just a depth option for the Lakers. The journeyman scored 4.9 points and hauled in 2.6 rebounds per game for the Nets last season.
Source: Brad Turner on Twitter
October 10, 2019, 2:16 pmJared DudleySF, Los Angeles Lakers
Jared Dudley (sore quad) did not play in Thursday's game against the Nets.
Dudley has yet to appear in a preseason game for the Lakers, but the team is likely just being cautious with the 34-year-old. Dudley will get some extra run with Kyle Kuzma on the mend, but unfortunately, his veteran leadership and basketball IQ don't translate to fantasy.
Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter