Los Angeles Lakers

Fantasy News

  • Rajon Rondo
    PG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Rajon Rondo, Quinn Cook, Avery Bradley, Danny Green, JaVale McGee, Dwight Howard, Anthony Davis and LeBron James are sitting out Friday's preseason finale vs. the Warriors.

    The Lakers are placing the emphasis on preseason in this one after already playing the Warriors on Monday and Wednesday. The veterans will get some rest in what is bound to be an ugly game for the youngsters.

    Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    According to head coach Frank Vogel, Anthony Davis (rest) will sit out of Friday's preseason finale vs. the Warriors.

    Both Davis and LeBron James will sit out of the final preseason game. This will boost Dwight Howard's and Javale McGee's outlook in DFS matchups on Friday.

    Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter

  • LeBron James
    SF, Los Angeles Lakers

    According to head coach Frank Vogel, LeBron James (rest) will not play Friday against the Warriors.

    We all know that LeBron has been one of the most consistent fantasy and reality basketball players of this generation. He will be ready come opening night.

    Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter

  • Kyle Kuzma
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (left foot stress reaction) has still not been cleared for contact.

    Kuzma may not be ready for opening night with this injury. We will have to see him progress to contact drills in practice before knowing when he will be available. With this news, it would be best to look at other safer options towards the end of standard redraft leagues.

    Source: Mike Bresnahan on Twitter

  • Marcus Allen
    PG, Los Angeles Lakers

    The Lakers have signed Marcus Allen and waived Reggie Hearn.

    The Lakers just signed Hearn yesterday and we're expecting Allen to get the same treatment tomorrow. Both players should end up with the Lakers' G-League affiliate.

    Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter

  • Kyle Kuzma
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    The Lakers have exercised the fourth-year contract option on Kyle Kuzma.

    This is a no-brainer for the Lakers, who envision Kuzma as part of their big three going forward. He's only a late-round target in fantasy drafts given his hollow stat set and the uncertainty surrounding his foot injury.

    Source: Brad Turner on Twitter

  • LeBron James
    SF, Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James scored 18 points with 11 dimes, four rebounds, a triple and a steal in Wednesday's 126-93 win over the Warriors.

    James might have played his last preseason game tonight, but he delivered for the fans in his 25 minutes of action. He bullied the Warriors tonight and dished out some beautiful dimes, including a backwards overhead toss straight into Danny Green's shooting pocket which ended up with a bucket. The King has his help this year with Davis so the numbers will come, but we can expect him to take a bit of a backseat and more rest days as he saves his body for the playoffs.

  • Avery Bradley
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Avery Bradley scored 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting with four triples against the Warriors on Wednesday.

    Bradley did nothing but score the ball tonight and if he isn't red-hot from deep, he isn't worth owning in fantasy leagues. Danny Green (eight points, two triples, two assists and a steal) isn't a sexy option, but provides more for fantasy owners and Quinn Cook (16 points, four triples, two rebounds and three assists) is going to have to prove he can produce when the Lakers play their full rotation.

  • JaVale McGee
    C, Los Angeles Lakers

    JaVale McGee scored 12 points on 6-of-8 shooting with six rebounds, a steal and a block vs. the Warriors on Wednesday.

    McGee looks solid in short spurts and the Lakers look like they have a solid rotation at center between he and Dwight Howard (13 points and seven rebounds). McGee is the man to own here, but both are decent options at the end of your drafts.

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis scored eight points on 3-of-9 shooting with 10 boards, eight assists, a steal and two blocks in Wednesday's preseason game against the Warriors.

    It doesn't matter what position he plays, Davis will put up huge numbers this season as he looks ready to go after a thumb injury scare. The eight dimes are a nice wrinkle and the Lakers are going to generate a lot of open looks for their role players with Davis and LeBron James drawing all of the attention.

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis (sprained right thumb) will participate in Wednesday's preseason game against the Warriors.

    His minutes may be limited, but it's good news that Davis has the green light from head coach Frank Vogel. Davis should be one of the first selections in fantasy drafts.

    Source: Mike Bresnahan on Twitter

  • Troy Daniels
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Troy Daniels (sprained left knee) did not practice on Tuesday and remains out ahead of Wednesday's matchup with the Warriors.

    Daniels can get hot in a hurry from deep and has the chance to be a deep-league 3-point specialist if he can get back on the court.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Kyle Kuzma
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Kyle Kuzma (left foot stress reaction) is improving, but it will take some time for him to get back as he still has some progressions to go through before he can return.

    The team is going to play it very safe with their young forward. Kuzma's timeline is still a bit murky, but it's getting harder to believe he'll be ready for the opener.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Quinn Cook
    PG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Quinn Cook (left calf soreness) practiced on Tuesday and is hoping to play on Wednesday vs. the Warriors.

    Cook's continued absence has hurt his chances of cracking the Lakers' rotation in the early going. He has two more opportunities to put himself back in the mix, but right now, he can be left on the waiver wire in deep leagues.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis (sprained right thumb) was on the court for Tuesday's practice session and is hopeful to play in Wednesday's preseason game against the Warriors.

    Fantastic news for the Lakers and all AD owners, as it looks like a major bullet has been dodged. Even if AD ultimately sits out on Wednesday, it looks like he'll be ready to roll when the regular season kicks off.

    Source: Mark Medina on Twitter