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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope earned 23 points (7-10 FG, 7-10 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds and one block in a 113-106 victory over Milwaukee.

Fantasy Impact: KCP was unconscious from beyond the arc on Thursday night and took the silver medal for scoring on his team. Savvy managers could have seen this coming considering how poorly Milwaukee tends to cover the perimeter (38.6 percent). Still, the two-guard shot 70 percent on 10 shots, all of which were from three-point distance. Caldwell-Pope filled the scoring void left by Dennis Schroder and clearly represented his role in the offense with his three-point barrage. KCP has provided a mixed bag of results this season but his conservative salary on most nights make him a risk worth taking in DFS.

Category: Game Recaps


Dennis Schroder grabbed just four points (2-10 FG, 0-3 3Pt), two steals, one rebound and one assist in 32 frustrating minutes on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Schroder's four points mark the lowest total of his season so far. What makes his performance all the more disappointing is the fact that he had just posted 25 points and 38.5 fantasy points (FanDuel) in the previous game. Schroder truly went from his best performance to his worst in a span of a few nights. On the bright side, it's hard to see this trend continuing as the point-guard has been a model of consistency for most of the season, averaging 27.2 fantasy points per night (FanDuel).

Category: Game Recaps


Montrezl Harrell obtained 12 points (4-7 FG, 4-4 FT), five rebounds, two assists and one steal in the Lakers 113-106 win over the Bucks.

Fantasy Impact: Harrell paled in comparison to his superstar teammates on Thursday night but still played an integral role in his team's victory. His 12 points are the lowest he's recorded in his past eight outings. His efforts on Thursday still earned him 24 fantasy points (FanDuel) and that's nothing to scoff at. With the Lakers in a position of strength on most nights, Harrell's upside is consistently high and worth putting stock in.

Category: Game Recaps


LeBron James posted 34 points (13-25 FG, 6-10 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight assists, six rebounds, one block and one steal in 38 minutes on Thursday versus Milwaukee.

Fantasy Impact: James' three-point stroke was alive and well on Thursday night, knocking six of them down at a 60 percent clip. LeBron shined in a battle of championship contenders as he got the best of the reigning defensive player of the year. Despite entering the day with the questionable tag, James led his team in points, assists and minutes logged. His 38 minutes and 56.2 fantasy points (FanDuel) are both the most recorded in his past 10 games. Next up, the Chicago Bulls, where LeBron notched 27 points, seven assists and seven rebounds in their previous meeting.

Category: Game Recaps


Anthony Davis totaled 18 points (8-18 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-5 FT), nine rebounds, six assists, two blocks and one steal in 37 standout minutes in Milwaukee.

Fantasy Impact: Davis flexed his usual dominance on Thursday night as he commanded the glass with nine rebounds, leading his team. His 18 points don't seem like much, however, he recorded 44.8 fantasy points (FanDuel). Davis has averaged 47.3 fantasy points over his team's last 10 games. Expect AD to be worth every penny of his high priced DFS salary moving forward. His next chance to feast is on Saturday in Chicago.

Category: Game Recaps


Lakers guard Wesley Matthews is probable for Thursday's game against the Bucks as he deals with an Achilles injury. (Source: NBA )

Fantasy Impact: It seems as if this injury that sidelined him three games in a row a week ago might still be bothering him as Matthews has only played 14 minutes each of the last two games. It is tough to trust him from a fantasy basketball perspective.

Category: Injury Updates


Kyle Kuzma grabbed 15 points (6-11 FG, 3-7 3Pt) and 10 rebounds in 25 minutes of work en route to a 115-113 loss versus Golden State.

Fantasy Impact: Kuzma was equipped with his three-point stroke on Monday, knocking them down at a 43 percent clip. His three-point shooting and his prowess on the glass have been assets for the Lakers this season. However, his place as an asset on your fantasy team is dependent on your league's depth. You may want to look Kuzma's way in the deepest of leagues but his fantasy appeal to the average player has yet to materialize.

Category: Game Recaps


Marc Gasol posted just three points (1-2 FG, 1-1 3Pt), five rebounds, four blocks, two steals and one assist in 23 minutes of work versus the Thunder.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol has struggled to rekindle the offensive form that defined his time with Memphis, averaging just 4.5 points per game this season. He didn't offer much offensive upside on Wednesday but his saving grace came in the form of his solid defensive prowess. He notched four blocks to pair with two steals spearheading a team-wide clampdown on OKC. It's hard to foresee significant value for the journeyman center outside of leagues that heavily skew towards defense.

Category: Game Recaps


Talen Horton-Tucker went for 17 points (7-8 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five rebounds, four steals, and three assists across 21 minutes in the Lakers’ 120-102 win over the Rockets on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: THT was pure TNT in Sunday’s win, going off for a career-high point total while adding four swipes to a full stat line. He saw some additional run with the Lakers dominating the scoreboard, but he’s show enough in the preseason and in limited flashes in the regular season to potentially earn more playing time moving forward.

Category: Game Recaps


Markieff Morris collected five points (2-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt), six rebounds, and an assist across 14 minutes in the Lakers’ 94-92 win over the Grizzlies on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Morris is an occasional source of scoring if his three-point shot is falling, but he's not a consistent fantasy option on a night-to-night basis. Morris is averaging just 3.9 points and 4.4 boards across 14.6 minutes this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Alex Caruso, per coach Frank Vogel, will not be playing in the Lakers' contest against the Trail Blazers due to being in the NBA’s health and safety protocols. (Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After initially being questionable for today’s match-up due to a strained hand, Caruso’s participation in the league's health and safety protocols add a new layer of concern regarding his future availability. The undrafted fourth-year pro has been a steadfast contributor in the Lakers' rotation, averaging 13.4 minutes of playing time, 5.3 points, 1.7 rebounds, 1.0 assists, and 0.7 steals per game this season while shooting 54.5 percent from the floor and 50.0 percent from beyond the arc. Despite being a valued contributing team member, he should not be relied upon for consistent, if any, long-term fantasy value.

Category: Injury Updates


Quinn Cook has re-signed with the Los Angeles Lakers per Shams Charania. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cook, who was originally due $3 million with $1 million guaranteed, was waived by the Lakers back in November in an effort to decrease their cap hit and free up some cash before free agency. They were able to bring him back at a lesser number this time around. The 27-year old averaged 5.1 points, 1.2 rebounds, and 1.1 assists across 11.5 minutes per contest last year and won't have much fantasy value this upcoming season.

Category: Transactions


Shams Charania of The Athletic reports free agent C DeMarcus Cousins is nearing a deal with the Houston Rockets. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: "Boogie" missed the entire 2019-20 season after tearing his ACL during an offseason workout. He also tore his Achilles back in 2018 so it's unclear how much he has left in the tank. Of course, the 30-year-old's name value is giving him another chance in Houston.

Category: Rumors


The Lakers traded C Javale McGee to the Cleveland Cavaliers for a future second-round pick. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Lakers then quickly signed Marc Gasol to a two-year deal. If McGee remains with the Cavs then he'll be part of a group that backs up Andre Drummond.

Category: Transactions


Sources tell The Athletic and Stadium that PG Rajon Rondo has agreed to a two-year, $15M deal with the Atlanta Hawks. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: A brilliant move by the Atlanta Hawks, bringing in a proven floor general to backup All-Star PG Trae Young. Fresh off winning his second NBA Championship, Rondo will join a young Hawks team where he'll likely see close to 20-25 minutes per game. At this stage in his career, Rondo is a viable backup that can produce in limited minutes. However, he is most useful for fantasy managers look for assists, steals, and rebounds from the guard position.

Category: Transactions


Avery Bradley signed a two-year, $11.6 million contract with the Heat on Saturday. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bradley declined his player option with the Lakers recently, and ends up in Miami on a two-year deal. He will see a reduced role as Bradley will compete with a loaded Miami backcourt. Bradley was sold on the Heat’s culture and was recruited by Pat Riley and Jimmy Butler, per Shams Charania of the Athletic. The 29-year-old guard averaged 8.6 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 0.9 steals over 49 games for the Lakers last season.

Category: Transactions


The 76ers have signed C Dwight Howard to a one-year, $2.6 million deal on Friday. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Howard was rumored to re-sign with the Lakers, but ends up in Philadelphia on a one-year deal. He will replace Al Horford who was dealt to the Thunder recently. The 34-year-old is expected to backup star C Joel Embiid, and be used as a defensive asset off the bench for the 76ers. Howard averaged 7.5 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.1 blocks over 69 games for the Lakers in 2020.

Category: Transactions


Danny Green played 30 minutes in Game 1 of the NBA Finals and scored 11 points (4-9 FG) with four rebounds, one assist, two steals, three blocks, and three triples in a 116-98 win over the Miami Heat on Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Green reached double-figures for the third time in his past five games. He made the most of his opportunities, knocking down three three's but also played great defense, swatting three shots which were his highest total thus far in the 2019-2020 playoffs. Green has been known to disappear at times but if the Lakers can get this version of him in the Finals, he can be an x-factor in the series.

Category: Game Recaps


Lakers G Dion Waiters is listed as doubtful for Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals on Friday due to a sore left groin. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Waiters has not appeared for the Lakers since Game 2 of the Western Conference semi-finals against the Houston Rockets. With Rajon Rondo listed as questionable, the Lakers will likely give more minutes to JR Smith and Talen Horton-Tucker off the bench.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions, Rumors