Josh Hart had 15 points (three threes) and added 14 boards and a steal in Friday's win over the Nets. Hart started for Tyler Ennis (DNP), who was filling in for an injured Lonzo Ball…
July 19, 2018, 12:30 pmTyler EnnisG, International
Tyler Ennis has signed a two-year contract with Fenerbahce.
It's a 1 + 1 deal, so he'll have a chance to return to the NBA next summer. Ennis was waived by the Lakers earlier this offseason and didn't find much interest with money so tight around the league.
June 28, 2018, 9:18 pmTyler EnnisG, Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers have waived point guard Tyler Ennis.
Ennis played in 76 games for the team last season, primarily as the backup point guard. This bodes well for Josh Hart and Alex Caruso, though it could also be a case of the Lakers clearing a little extra salary before July appears. In that case, it'd be wise to hold off on forecasting anything for L.A. until they finish up their pursuit of the market's biggest fish.
Source: Los Angeles Lakers
April 12, 2018, 2:10 pmTyler EnnisPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Tyler Ennis played 23 minutes on Wednesday night but could only generate six points, four assists and a steal.
Ennis languished on the bench for most of the year but did step up with some nice game late in the season when Lonzo Ball was sidelined. He was not a top-300 player but held some streaming appeal down the stretch for the truly desperate.
April 8, 2018, 10:13 pmTyler EnnisPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Tyler Ennis had his second best game of the season against the Jazz on Sunday, scoring 22 points on 9-of-18 shooting with a 3-pointer, six rebounds, two assists and three steals.
Ennis took advantage of the extra playing time due to the Lakers being shorthanded and it would have been his best performance of the season if he didn't have his 20 & 11 double-double against Houston on New Year's Eve. The Lakers might play it safe with Lonzo Ball so Ennis might be able to squeak out another game or two of value, but we'd bet against it.
April 5, 2018, 2:00 amJosh HartSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Josh Hart was all over the boards on Wednesday night, pulling down 10 along with his eight points, two assists and a steal.
This is Hart’s second game in four tries with double-digit rebounds. Luke Walton truly has everyone on this team working their butts off and it shows on a nightly basis. Hart isn’t known for his rebounding but he has been all over the glass since returning from injury. The bench contributions don’t stop there as Tyler Ennis scored 10 points, dished out seven dimes and was all over the defensive end with a steal and a block. The entire Lakers’ bench is outplaying expectations and can give owners an edge in several categories over these final games.
April 2, 2018, 12:43 amAlex CarusoPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Alex Caruso drew the start at point guard in Sunday's 83-84 loss to the Kings and logged 30 minutes, producing seven points, four rebounds, two assists, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer.
Caruso has played 61 minutes over his last two games and was set to play in a G-League playoff game yesterday before the big club requested he stick around. His viability depends entirely on the health of Lonzo Ball, but it does look like he'll have a legitimate role whenever Ball sits. Josh Hart wasn't great off the bench tonight with five points, three rebounds, four assists and a triple to go with a 2-of-8 shooting line in 28 minutes while Tyler Ennis was good for four points, three rebounds, four assists, a steal and two blocks in 16 minutes. Hart is still the better play here but Caruso could be a decent desperation option, if such a thing exists.
March 30, 2018, 2:22 pmLonzo BallPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Lonzo Ball (knee) will sit out of Friday's game against the Bucks.
Ball left L.A.'s last game after colliding with Dirk Nowitzki. He downplayed the injury after the game and Luke Walton said that he's feeling better, so it might not be a long absence. The Lakers are down to the returning-tonight Josh Hart, Alex Caruso and Tyler Ennis at the point guard spot but some extra responsibility figures to trickle over to guys like Julius Randle and Brandon Ingram. It'll be a team effort to replace Ball, so all of the usual Lakers are in play tonight. Among the point guards, Hart is the best bet if you're not afraid of rust.
Source: Mike Bresnahan on Twitter
March 29, 2018, 5:25 pmLonzo BallPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Lonzo Ball is being called day-to-day after a Thursday MRI confirmed the initial diagnosis of a left knee contusion, and he's questionable for Friday's game against the Bucks.
Ball left the game and didn't return after 24 minutes last night but didn't seem too concerned about the injury. If he were to miss time, Josh Hart would be in line for work at point guard assuming he can return on Friday. Otherwise the duties would fall to Alex Caruso and Tyler Ennis. There's no great choices there, though Hart is the top pick if his minutes aren't strictly limited upon returning. Hopefully Ball misses minimal time and renders all that moot.
Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter
March 29, 2018, 2:50 pmJosh HartPG/SG, Los Angeles Lakers
Josh Hart is officially being listed as questionable for Friday’s game.
Hart has been putting in good work at practice in his recovery from a hand fracture and all signs point to him returning in the near future. The backup point guard job is up for grabs with Isaiah Thomas down and Lonzo Ball sustained a knee injury on Wednesday, so there should be minutes available. Hart will need to outplay Alex Caruso and Tyler Ennis to take the lion’s share of reserve minutes but that doesn’t seem outlandish given he was already the fill-in starter of choice for long stretches this season. Hart is worth picking up in all deeper leagues for now and could play his way into low-end value in 12-14-team formats.
Source: Los Angeles Lakers on Twitter
March 29, 2018, 1:26 amAlex CarusoPG/SG, Los Angeles Lakers
Alex Caruso returned to the Lakers on Wednesday night with five points, three assists, one rebound and one block in the 103-93 victory over the Mavericks.
With Caruso back and Lonzo Ball suffering a knee contusion, he may see his role increased in the next few games in Ball needs to miss time. That onus could fall on Tyler Ennis who chipped in five points, three rebounds and a steal to tonight’s Lakers win. Ball’s status — and who it will benefit — should be monitored heading into the Lakers’ next game on Friday night against the Bucks.
March 24, 2018, 1:14 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Thomas (sore hip) has been ruled out for the Lakers’ next two games.
There is no promise Thomas returns after two games so it is probably a good time to replace him in your lineups. Fantasy owners won’t be too disappointed here with his lack of defensive stats and low field goal percentage, although the Lakers did have four games next week. Lonzo Ball and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will be asked to do a lot more with Tyler Ennis probably getting in the rotation in a limited role as well.
Source: Bill Oram on Twitter
Josh Hart will replace Tyler Ennis as a starter for Friday's game vs. the Celtics. Hart has had some decent games as a starter, but is a low-upside guy to stream.
Lonzo Ball (knee) will miss the Lakers' next two games against the Nets and Thunder. Ball's minutes have been soaked up by Jordan Clarkson, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Josh Hart and Tyler Ennis. Clarkson and KCP are…
Lonzo Ball (knee) has been ruled out of Wednesday's game against the Magic. Ball didn't participate in Tuesday's practice which is why he's already been ruled out. Luke Walton has previously said that Ball needs…