March 9, 2020, 8:22 pmLeBron JamesSF, Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James (sore left groin) is questionable to play vs. the Nets on Tuesday.
James is coming off a spectacular weekend, beating the Bucks and the Clippers and vaulting himself to the front of the MVP conversation with Giannis Antetokounmpo. It wouldn't be surprising to see him rest against a weak Nets team. Make sure to get him in your lineups if he does play in this favorable matchup. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope would be a streaming option if Lebron sits out.
Source: Ryan Ward 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, 10:49 pmKentavious Caldwell-PopeSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope did the little things on Sunday against the Pelicans, putting up 13 points, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer.
KCP came off the bench for 31 minutes, third-most on the team in this one. Caldwell-Pope will have his moments, and his lousy games will never sink your team too badly, but at the end of the day, he's more of a 16-team option that will provide steals and 3-pointers. The Lakers have plenty of options to choose from when KCP goes cold.
February 22, 2020, 1:08 amKentavious Caldwell-PopeSG, 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.
February 2, 2020, 12:53 amDanny GreenSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Danny Green played only 22 minutes on Saturday night but still had a productive fantasy game with nine points, four rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers.
Green's game is fairly boring but those cash counters make him appealing as a bench guy in most formats, though his slow trickle of stats definitely makes him more palatable in roto formats. Green is a top-150/130 (8/9-cat) guy and should be rostered accordingly. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope chipped in 15 points and three triples but the defensive numbers are worth their weight in gold, and the reason that Green is the vastly superior play.
January 16, 2020, 1:08 amQuinn CookPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Quinn Cook led the way for the Lakers, coming off the bench to play 25 minutes to score a team-high 22 points (9-14 FG, 4-7 3PT), and adding four rebounds, an assist and a steal on Wednesday.
The Lakers turned to their bench tonight after the starters couldn't get anything going. Cook isn't much more than a DFS dart throw at this point though. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope also came off the bench to add 17 points, six rebounds, three assists and a steal.
January 8, 2020, 2:30 amAvery BradleySG, Los Angeles Lakers
Avery Bradley (right ankle sprain) suited up on Tuesday night and racked up 12 points, two triples and a steal in just 24 minutes against the Knicks.
Bradley's safe to cross off the injury report but the Lakers have a bit of a three-headed monster on the wings, with AB the low man in terms of fantasy appeal. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope got whacked in the head but passed his concussion evaluation and was able to produce 15 points, three triples and a steal in 18 minutes. He's a better play than Bradley.
January 5, 2020, 11:29 pmAvery BradleySG, Los Angeles Lakers
Avery Bradley has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Pistons after suffering a right ankle sprain.
The MRI on Bradley's ankle came back negative. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope took over his starting slot in the second half. The Lakers are labeling it as a sprain and let's see how it looks on Monday.
Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter
January 5, 2020, 11:13 pmKentavious Caldwell-PopeSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (ankle) is available to return when the second half of the Lakers-Pistons matchup gets underway on Sunday.
KCP was not out for too long after suffering the injury. He just got his ankle retaped and was good to go from there. He could be in for some extra run if Avery Bradley (ankle) is unable to get back on the floor.
Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter
January 5, 2020, 11:03 pmKentavious Caldwell-PopeSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope went to the locker room after appearing to tweak his ankle on Sunday.
KCP was unable to get back on defense after injuring himself on a layup attempt. It occurred towards the end of the first half of action. Let's see if we get a status update after halftime at this point.
Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter
January 4, 2020, 1:32 amDanny GreenSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Danny Green hit 9-of-14 from the field on Friday night, including six 3-pointers, to finish a win over the Pelicans with 25 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals.
Green's frequent disappearing acts have been immensely frustrating but he's sitting around the top-170 over the last couple of weeks and is still around top-125 on the full year, so he's worth a long look if you're hunting threes, steals and out-of-position blocks. His flightiness might make him a better fit in roto formats, but there's value here even if the journey isn't fun at all. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope took a backseat and scored five points on 1-for-7 shooting.
December 30, 2019, 12:46 amKentavious Caldwell-PopeSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was active off the bench in Sunday's win over the Mavs, chipping in 19 points on 5-of-9 shooting with four 3s, three rebounds, two dimes, one steal and one block.
KCP looked sharp in this one and has managed to be a quiet yet steady contributor as of late. He's scored in double figures in four out of his last five games and has been a pleasant source of 3s, steals and points throughout that spread.
December 29, 2019, 1:26 amKentavious Caldwell-PopeSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was the wing du jour on Saturday, turning 32 minutes into 13 points, a block and three 3-pointers.
KCP has been returning back-of-roster value for 12-teams GMs in the last couple of weeks, averaging 29.2 minutes in that span. It's not very exciting but it'll work, and it looks like he's surpassed both Avery Bradley (eight points in 18 minutes) and Danny Green (three points in 19 minutes). Nobody here is a must-have in 12-team leagues, but if you had to rank them by appeal from here on out it's going to go Green-KCP-Bradley, with the first two well ahead of last place.
December 25, 2019, 10:57 pmKentavious Caldwell-PopeSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope briefly left Wednesday's game due to an ankle injury, but returned and finished with 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting, two boards, two assists, one steal and one block in 29 minutes.
KCP is getting minutes but it's hard to trust him as the Lakers get to full strength. He's a deep league asset only right now.
December 23, 2019, 5:18 pmLeBron JamesSF, Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James (thoracic muscle strain) is considered questionable for Wednesday's game against the Clippers.
It's well known that James has been hoping to play on Christmas, but right now that's not a certainty. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored six points in 25 minutes on Sunday, while starter Danny Green had five points in LeBron's absence.
Source: Brad Turner on Twitter