January 20, 2020, 6:40 pmRajon RondoPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Rajon Rondo (fractured right ring finger) will be available to face the Celtics on Monday.
Rondo hasn't played since January 11. Quinn Cook and Alex Caruso should see their roles diminish now that he has returned. However, Rondo does not deliver consistent value on such a deep team.
Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter
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.
December 10, 2019, 6:52 pmRajon RondoPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Rajon Rondo (hamstring) is being listed as questionable to play against the Magic on Wednesday.
Rondo missed Sunday's win over the Wolves, and he is in danger of missing this one as well. Alex Caruso and Quinn Cook will see additional minutes if Rondo can't go.
Source: Matthew Moreno on Twitter
November 30, 2019, 1:15 amQuinn CookPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Quinn Cook came off the bench for 17 points in 23 minutes in Friday's easy win over the Wizards.
Cook went 7-of-11 from the field and hit three triples, but he had been out of the rotation in the last three games. He's not on the fantasy radar. Rajon Rondo also had a good shooting night, going 5-for-7 with three triples to score 13 points in just 11 minutes. Rondo's an assists specialist, but won't do much more than that.
November 23, 2019, 2:21 pmAlex CarusoSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Alex Caruso (right calf strain) is being listed as doubtful to face the Grizzlies on Saturday.
Caruso played through the injury on Thursday so hopefully this is not a reaggravation and only a back-to-back situation. He is not on the standard league radar playing only 20.0 minutes per game this season as Quinn Cook may see an uptick in minutes if Caruso does sit.
November 9, 2019, 8:07 amRajon RondoPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Rajon Rondo (right calf strain) aims to make his season debut on Sunday against the Raptors.
Rondo put up top-150 per-game value in his first year with the Lakers last season, playing in only 46 games and should be someone to pick up if your team needs assists. The only issue is that with the Lakers being as deep as they are at both guard spots, Rondo projects to play less than the 29.8 minutes he averaged last season. At point guard specifically, LeBron James is the current starter while Alex Caruso and Quinn Cook have both been playing well although Cook might be bumped out of the rotation upon Rondo's return.
Source: Yahoo! Sports
November 5, 2019, 11:15 pmQuinn CookPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Quinn Cook was amazing off the Lakers' bench on Tuesday, tallying 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting, with four rebounds, two assists, one block three triples and one steal in 26 minutes.
He was a nice burst of offense for them, providing points to keep them within striking distance. He hasn't shown much so far this season, so take a wait-and-see approach for now.
November 5, 2019, 1:30 pmKentavious Caldwell-PopeSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will start in place of Avery Bradley (bruised right leg) in Tuesday's game against the Bulls.
KCP draws the start tonight and makes for an interesting DFS play against a Bulls team in the bottom third in 3-point percentage against. Alex Caruso and Quinn Cook stand to gain extra minutes as well.
Source: Mike Bresnahan on Twitter
November 5, 2019, 1:24 pmAvery BradleySG, Los Angeles Lakers
Avery Bradley (bruised right leg) and Rajon Rondo (right calf strain) have been ruled out ahead of Tuesday's matchup with the Bulls.
With both Bradley and Rondo on the sidelines, the Lakers may insert Alex Caruso or Quinn Cook into the starting lineup. Caruso, Cook, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope figure to get extra run against a middle-of-the-pack Bulls defense.
Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter
October 29, 2019, 2:38 pmRajon RondoPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Rajon Rondo (mild right calf strain) has been ruled out of Tuesday's matchup with the Grizzlies.
The Lakers continue to play it safe with their veteran PG. Avery Bradley should once again start in place of Rondo, while Quinn Cook will look to build on his 12-point and eight-assist game against the Hornets on Sunday.
Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter
October 28, 2019, 12:02 amQuinn CookPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Quinn Cook had his best game as a Laker on Sunday in a win over the Hornets as he put up 12 points and eight assists in 24 minutes.
Cook was able to take advantage of the extra playing time since they were blowing out the Hornets. He shot 5-of-9 from the field and added three rebounds to the box score. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope also had his first good game of the season as he put up 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting. Neither guy is worth owning unless injuries open up more minutes for them.
October 23, 2019, 2:13 amJared DudleySF, Los Angeles Lakers
Jared Dudley's Lakers debut box score on Tuesday was comprised of nothing but two 3-pointers in 13 minutes off the bench.
Dudley will continue to be a much greater influence on his real-life team than any fantasy squad this season. Other new Lakers Troy Daniels and Quinn Cook were also quiet as Daniels had six points in 16 minutes and Quinn went for four points in 17 minutes. All three can be safely ignored in all but the deepest of leagues.
October 22, 2019, 2:39 pmRajon RondoPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Coach Frank Vogel said that Rajon Rondo (calf) is a game-time decision in their game against the Clippers on Tuesday.
Rondo's status is likely to come down to the wire, and with the game starting at 10:00 p.m. E.T, it makes for a tricky situation on a two-game DFS slate. We will continue to update his status as the information rolls in. Alex Caruso and Quinn Cook would be in line for additional minutes if Rondo can't go.
Source: Mark Medina on Twitter
October 21, 2019, 4:17 pmQuinn CookPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Quinn Cook (calf) will be available to play in Tuesday's matchup against the Lakers.
He had been dealing with a sore left calf. Cook is a marginal piece in the Lakers' rotation, but with injuries to Rajon Rondo and Alex Caruso, the backup PG spot in LA has thinned out some in recent days. Cook can be a useful fantasy player when given starter's minutes, as we saw with him in Golden State. Keep an eye on this situation in case one of these three emerges as LeBron's backup.
Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter
October 18, 2019, 3:41 pmRajon RondoPG, 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