January 31, 2020, 2:00 pmJaVale McGeeC, Los Angeles Lakers
JaVale McGee has gotten over his illness and will play in Friday's game versus the Blazers.
McGee got some extra time to get better after the Lakers' game on Monday was postponed. He'll return to his usual low-minute role backing up Dwight Howard. He's nothing but a blocks specialist in most formats.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 30, 2020, 11:16 pmJaVale McGeeC, Los Angeles Lakers
JaVale McGee (illness) is probable for Friday's game against the Blazers.
McGee may play in this contest so we'll see what that means for Dwight Howard, who has been a nice low-end option of late. Neither of these guys have a ton of upside if they're both active and splitting minutes.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 25, 2020, 7:21 pmJaVale McGeeC, Los Angeles Lakers
JaVale McGee (illness) has been ruled out of Saturday's game versus the Sixers.
Dwight Howard should be in line for another start, but Al Horford will pose as a more difficult matchup as compared to Jarrett Allen. Howard is still worth a look in DFS and in a streaming scenario.
Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter
January 24, 2020, 6:00 pmJaVale McGeeC, Los Angeles Lakers
JaVale McGee (illness) is questionable to take on the Sixers on Friday.
McGee also missed Wednesday's game and has seen his minutes dip as Dwight Howard's role has increased of late for the Lakers. He is still useful for traditional big-man stats, but his upside has disappeared under these circumstances.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 23, 2020, 11:53 pmDwight HowardC, Los Angeles Lakers
Dwight Howard picked up a double-double on Thursday with 14 points, 12 rebounds and three defensive counters in a win against the Nets.
Howard has been a very useful play for rebounds and blocked shots and is putting up perfectly realistic top-100 center stats. JaVale McGee's absence surely played into Howard's production.
January 22, 2020, 9:58 pmDwight HowardC, Los Angeles Lakers
Dwight Howard turned 27 minutes off the bench into five points, 12 rebounds, a steal and three blocks on Wednesday
Howard saw more minutes than starter, JaVale McGee who was limited to 17 minutes of action and ended with six points and five rebounds. Howard continues to provide value on the boards even with Anthony Davis back in the lineup. Although this might not last as AD gets back to his regular minutes.
January 20, 2020, 10:35 pmJaVale McGeeC, Los Angeles Lakers
JaVale McGee scored 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting to go with five rebounds and three blocks on Monday.
McGee did all of his work in 18 minutes, but the Celtics starters worked the Lakers which limited his playing time. Teammate Dwight Howard (nine points, 10 rebounds and a steal in 19 minutes) didn't do much better as they ran into a buzzsaw tonight.
January 16, 2020, 1:11 amJaVale McGeeC, Los Angeles Lakers
JaVale McGee ended Wednesday's contest one rebound shy of a double-double, finishing with 14 points (a perfect 7-of-7 shooting), nine boards and three blocks.
McGee was one of the few bright spots for the Lakers' starting five but saw less minutes than Dwight Howard coming off the bench to the tune of nine points and 16 rebounds.
January 15, 2020, 2:29 pmAnthony DavisPF-C, Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis has been ruled out of Wednesday's game with a gluteus maximus contusion.
Frank Vogel wants Davis to practice on Friday before appearing in a game. It's mildly disappointing news for his owners, but it makes sense for the Lakers to protect their big man. Feel free to fire up Dwight Howard in DFS leagues. JaVale McGee should also see a boost.
Source: Tania Ganguli on Twitter
January 11, 2020, 11:24 pmDwight HowardC, Los Angeles Lakers
Dwight Howard posted his third double-double of the season as he scored 12 points in Saturday's win over the Thunder, finishing with 14 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and converting all of his free throws.
Even with teammate Anthony Davis out with injury, Howard found himself in the same role off the bench with JaVale McGee getting the start. Nonetheless, Howard had the better game tonight as he not only double-doubled but also swatted two shots and was 4-of-4 from the charity stripe. Even when Davis returns, it might be worthwhile to pick Howard up in shallow leagues and in some deeper leagues.
January 8, 2020, 1:42 amDwight HowardC, Los Angeles Lakers
Dwight Howard blocked five shots and pulled down 13 boards in the Lakers win over the Knicks on Tuesday, adding eight points (3-for-3 FGs), one steal and even a 3-pointer in 25 minutes.
Howard garnered a few extra minutes due to the blowout and Anthony Davis exiting early with a sacral contusion. Howard and JaVale McGee are in line for a few extra minutes per game while Davis recovers. McGee played 14 minutes and had six points, seven rebounds, two steals and two blocks.
January 6, 2020, 12:35 amJaVale McGeeC, Los Angeles Lakers
JaVale McGee blocked six shots in 21 minutes in a win over the Pistons on Sunday night.
The Lakers had 20 blocks in this game, so it is no shock that McGee had a part in that dominance. McGee also scored nine points with three boards on 4-of-6 shooting. Dwight Howard chipped in 11 points and nine boards with five blocks of his own. McGee is the preferred option of the two, but both guys offer great value in rebounding, field goal percentage and blocks.
December 29, 2019, 1:19 amDwight HowardC, Los Angeles Lakers
Dwight Howard came off the bench for 11 points, eight rebounds and four blocks in 18 minutes on Saturday night.
JaVale McGee started, as is customary, but picked up four fouls in his 11 minutes. McGee finished with four points, four rebounds and a block of his own in that time. Both players are only borderline assets in most formats, though teams in need of blocks can find limited production here. McGee remains the better player to roster.
December 19, 2019, 6:38 pmAnthony DavisPF-C, Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis' (right ankle sprain) status for Thursday's contest vs. the Bucks will be determined after his pregame workout, making him a game-time decision.
The entire NBA fanbase is hoping for Davis to be able to play on Thursday as the game will feature the two teams with the best records. If Davis doesn't play, Dwight Howard and JaVale McGee will see additional opportunity while Jared Dudley could see some minutes as well.
Source: Dave McMenamin
December 18, 2019, 7:07 pmAnthony DavisPF-C, Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis (right ankle sprain) is questionable ahead of Thursday's game against the Bucks.
Davis missed his second game of the season on Tuesday but is hopeful that he will play in Thursday's showdown vs. the Bucks. If Davis does miss the game, Dwight Howard and JaVale McGee will see an uptick in minutes. The Lakers may struggle to beat the East's best team without one of their superstars. Continue to check for updates as we will learn more regarding his status tomorrow.
Source: Matthew Moreno on Twitter