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  • Josh Hart - G - Los Angeles Lakers

    Josh Hart (right knee tendinitis) is questionable for Friday's game against the Nets.

    Hart's been able to go through games despite being less than 100 percent, and it's possible that he does get shut down eventually. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Reggie Bullock will pick up additional minutes if that happens.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Lance Stephenson - G - Los Angeles Lakers

    Lance Stephenson (left toe sprain) is questionable to play on Friday against the Nets.

    Stephenson has sat the last five and there's been almost no change in the fantasy landscape, unless you're going to count a sliver of Alex Caruso's playing time as coming at Stephenson's expense.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • LeBron James - F - Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James (groin) was a half particiapant in practice on Thursday, but is expected to play on Friday vs. the Nets.

    If LeBron is good to go tomorrow, it will have ripple effects throughout the rotation as everyone would be looking at a few less minutes. It will be especially interesting to see what happens to the values of Alex Caruso and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who have both put up top-50 value in 9-cat leagues the last week.

    Source: Bill Oram on Twitter

  • LeBron James - F - Los Angeles Lakers

    Lakers coach Luke Walton said on Tuesday that he has not had any discussions with LeBron James about shutting down the four-time MVP for the remainder of the season.

    “We are a much better team when he's on the floor," Walton explained. "So I'm looking forward to him getting back out there again." LeBron sat out on Tuesday night due to a sore left groin. He missed over a month earlier this season because of a strain to the same groin muscle and with the Lakers eliminated from playoff contention calling it a season might be the smart thing to do. LeBron is averaging 27.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 8.0 assists this year but he has looked human for the first time in his career having already missed 20 games.

    Source: ESPN

  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope - G - Los Angeles Lakers

    Kentavious Caldewll-Pope was the one to pick up the slack with 35 points and eight treys in Tuesday's loss to the Bucks.

    With LeBron James resting, KCP took 20 shots, making 12, and he added three boards, an assist, two steals and a block in his 34 minutes off the bench. He went to the locker room in the closing minutes, so we'll monitor his status. When LeBron returns, he goes back to a 3-point streamer.

  • Rajon Rondo - G - Los Angeles Lakers

    Rajon Rondo double-doubled with 13 points, 10 assists, six rebounds, two steals, one block and a 3-pointer in a loss to the Bucks on Tuesday.

    With few healthy Laker bodies around, Rondo continues to accumulate stats with late-round production. He's an asset in assists, rebounds (for a guard) and steals, but the rest is usually ugly.

  • Kyle Kuzma - F - Los Angeles Lakers

    Kyle Kuzma had a rough night from the floor, shooting just 4-of-17 in Tuesday's loss, though he did end up with 17 points, five rebounds, three assists, a steal and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Kuzma is bound to round up some decent counting stats with his minutes load, but you'd hope for a better game when LeBron James is resting. If you're looking for points, rebounds, assists and nothing else, Kuzma is your guy.

  • Mike Muscala - F/C - Los Angeles Lakers

    Mike Muscala scored just two points on 1-of-6 field goals in 11 minutes while filling in for LeBron James on Tuesday night.

    It looks like LeBron's spot in the lineup will still be there when he returns.

  • Josh Hart - G - Los Angeles Lakers

    Josh Hart (right knee tendinitis) will play on Tuesday against the Bucks.

    Hart has been playing through the injury for the last week or so, though he has missed one contest in that time. He's not a fantasy option at this point, and his presence will take time away from Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Reggie Bullock and Alex Caruso.

  • Tyson Chandler - C - Los Angeles Lakers

    Tyson Chandler (neck stiffness) is available to play on Tuesday against the Bucks.

    Even with Giannis Antetokounmpo out, the Bucks figure to be too spaced out for Chandler to make much of an impact — if he even sees the floor at all. The veteran has missed the last seven games and is not a fantasy option.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter

  • Mike Muscala - F/C - Los Angeles Lakers

    Luke Walton said Mike Muscala would start for the Lakers on Tuesday in place of LeBron James (sore left groin).

    The Lakers are dealing with injuries up and down the roser right now, and Muscala looks to be in a nice streaming and DFS spot on Tuesday with the starting nod. Kyle Kuzma will presumably slide over to the three and should get all the shots he can handle. Moritz Wagner and Johnathan Williams should also pick up some extra minutes with LeBron out.

    Source: Tania Ganguli on Twitter

  • Tyson Chandler - C - Los Angeles Lakers

    Tyson Chandler (neck stiffness) is now probable to play against the Bucks on Tuesday.

    The Lakers are unlikely to give him major minutes as they are trying to develop Moe Wagner and Johnathan Williams.

    Source: Kyle Goon on Twitter

  • Lance Stephenson - G - Los Angeles Lakers

    Lance Stephenson (left toe sprain) has been ruled out on Tuesday for the game against the Bucks.

    Lance has now missed five consecutive games and eight out of the last nine. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Josh Hart and Alex Caruso have been receiving the backup minutes lately and all of them deserve consideration as the season is moving to its end.

    Source: Kyle Goon on Twitter

  • LeBron James - F - Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James will not play against the Bucks on Tuesday due to a sore left groin.

    LeBron put in an impressive statistical performance on Sunday against the Knicks but he looked tired at the end of the game, making some abysmal decisions and getting blocked by Mario Hezonja as the time expired. This is the same injury that kept him sidelined for over a month and at this point we wouldn’t rule out the Lakers shutting him down for the season. Kyle Kuzma should get all the shots he wants tonight and we might see Moe Wagner return to the rotation.

    Source: Tania Ganguli on Twitter

  • Josh Hart - G - Los Angeles Lakers

    Josh Hart (right knee tendinitis) is questionable to face the Bucks on Tuesday.

    Hart has been on the injury report for over a week now, with no real trend to the decision of whether he plays or not. You can upgrade Alex Caruso, Reggie Bullock and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope while Hart is less than 100 percent, and the second-year guard is not a fantasy option at this point.

    Source: NBA Injury Report