Los Angeles Lakers

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  • LeBron James
    SF, Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James (groin) is planning to play against the Nets on Tuesday despite being listed as questionable.

    James is coming off an impressive weekend against the Bucks and Clippers, putting himself firmly near the top of the MVP discussion. If James sits Kentavious Caldwell-Pope would draw the start. Check for an official update on James status tonight.

    Source: Tania Ganguli on Twitter

  • Alex Caruso
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Alex Caruso (sore right hamstring) is listed probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Nets.

    Caruso is outside the top-250 on the season and is only worth consideration in 20-team leagues. Don't consider Caruso a streaming option during the fantasy playoffs as he's too unreliable to trust.

    Source: Ryan Ward on Twitter

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis (sore left elbow) is probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Nets.

    Hopefully the probably tag is just precautionary. Davis will feast against a weak Nets' front court if he plays. LeBron James (groin) is also questionable, and Davis would be set up for a big night if James doesn't play.

    Source: Ryan Ward on Twitter

  • LeBron James
    SF, 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

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis, initially probable to play on Sunday, came through with a team-high 30 points as well as eight boards, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer in a win over the Clippers.

    Davis went 11-of-19 from the field and if there's one major edge that the Lakers have over the Clips, it's the presence of an elite center like AD. Not to be outdone, LeBron James hit big shot after big shot, including some dominant drives to emphasize that the NBA is still his show. The King finished with 28 points (12-of-14 FT), seven rebounds, nine assists, two blocks and two threes. The Lakers are now on the board in the season series.

  • Avery Bradley
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Avery Bradley stepped up in Sunday's win over the Clippers, scoring a season-best 24 points on 9-of-17 from the floor with two steals and six 3-pointers.

    Bradley was a big part of why the Lakers came away with the win over their cross-hallway rivals, as none of the Clippers' support players showed up at all. We still can't recommend him as a fantasy option but if you streamed him today, you got lucky. Don't overreact here, even if Bradley has earned himself a few more minutes in the near future.

  • Alex Caruso
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Alex Caruso played seven minutes on Sunday against the Clippers after being listed as probable due to right hamstring soreness.

    At least the meme accounts get to make fresh content.

  • Lance Stephenson
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    According to Shams Charania of the Athletic, Lance Stephenson and the Pacers are engaging in "strong" talks on deal.

    This would bring Stephenson back to the place where his career really took off. He'd have to get clearance from his CBA team in China as well as FIBA, which could be more difficult than normal due to the Coronavirus. Stay tuned for updates.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis (right knee soreness) is probable to play in Sunday's game vs. the Clippers.

    AD is just on his usual, precautionary listing on the injury report. Facing L.A. rivals, the Clippers, would be some good playoff practice, so it's a good bet that he'd make a strong effort to give it a go.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Alex Caruso
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Alex Caruso is probable for Sunday's game with right hamstring soreness.

    Caruso has had his time in the limelight this season, but injuries like this have slowed him down a lot. Hopefully, he can get back on track in this game.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • LeBron James
    SF, Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James posted 37 points (12-for-21 FG, 1-for-7 3PT), eight rebounds, seven assists, three steals and one triple as the Lakers defeated the Bucks 113-103.

    James went head-to-head with Giannis Antetokounmpo in the post in a game that had a retro feel to it due to the lack of three-point shooting. As LeBron goes, so go the Lakers and tonight he was great so the Lakers got a big win.

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis dealt with foul trouble in the first half, but still finished with 30 points (10-for-24 FG, 0-for-4 3PT), nine rebounds and two blocks in 29 minutes as the Lakers defeated the Bucks.

    It was nothing special from AD, but his surge of scoring in the second half helped the Lakers fend off a late run from the Bucks. The depth-challenged Lakers need Davis to produce every night to compete and he delivered the goods in the second half as the Lakers got the win.

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    While he will take part in pregame shooting drills, the Lakers do not intend to have Dion Waiters play vs. the Bucks on Friday.

    We will have to wait a few more days for the debut of Dion Waiters in purple and gold. It should not be a major event, as the Lakers possess plenty of other options, including Alex Caruso and Rajon Rondo. Waiters will probably come off the bench and will have a limited role with the Lakers. Just keep an eye on him in case he is shooting lights out upon arrival thanks to beautiful LeBron James' passes.

    Source: Dave McMenanim on Twitter

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    According to Shams Charania of the Athletic, the Lakers have signed Dion Waiters to a contract for the rest of the season.

    The Lakers have been searching for additional ball-handlers since the trade deadline to help take some of the load off of LeBron James. They missed on Darren Collison and Reggie Jackson before signing Waiters. He will be competing for minutes with Alex Caruso and Rajon Rondo. In all likelihood, Waiters will come off the bench and play enough of a role to have value in deeper leagues but should not be added in standard leagues.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis (right knee soreness) and Alex Caruso (right hamstring soreness) are both officially probable ahead of Friday's showdown vs. the Bucks.

    Both players should be able to suit up for tomorrow's game barring any major setback. Obviously, Davis needs to be started across formats while Caruso is best left for deeper leagues.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter