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
December 21, 2019, 4:36 pmLeBron JamesSF, Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James (thoracic muscle strain) is doubtful for Sunday's game versus the Nuggets.
The injury popped up out of nowhere and James did not participate in practice on Saturday. If James is forced to sit out Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Danny Green and Rajon Rondo will all see increased usage and minutes and be viable streaming and DFS options.
Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter
December 19, 2019, 10:37 pmKentavious Caldwell-PopeSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope dropped 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting with a rebound, three assist, a steal and two triples on Thursday.
Caldwell-Pope played a great game, considering how lackluster the Lakers bench was tonight and without him. Even then, he's still not worth owning because of how inconsistent he is and the fact that Kyle Kuzma (foot) should return soon.
December 13, 2019, 11:33 pmKentavious Caldwell-PopeSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope contributed 15 points (6-for-9 shooting), four assists, three rebounds and a triple in Friday's win over the Heat.
The hot shooting was nice if you had KCP in a DFS lineup but it is a fool's errand to expect that type of performance on a nightly basis. With Kyle Kuzma out of the lineup, there is some stream appeal here.
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, 5:54 pmAvery BradleySG, Los Angeles Lakers
Avery Bradley will come off the bench on Wednesday and will be restricted to 15 minutes.
Bradley had a right leg hairline fracture that forced him to miss the past 13 games. He will slowly ramp up as he gets into game-shape but it is unclear if he will regain the starting role from Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.
Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter