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LeBron James (ankle) has been ruled out by the Los Angeles Lakers ahead of their matchup against the Golden State Warriors Thursday. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: James will sit out for head coach Darvin Ham after receiving treatment on his injured ankle during the all-star break, with Anthony Davis likely receiving as many touches as the superstar can handle against the Warriors Thursday night.

Category: Injury Updates


Anthony Davis has been listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Jazz. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: LeBron James (ankle) has already been ruled out. If Davis is sidelined, Jaxson Hayes would likely see a spot start and would be worth streaming.

Category: Injury Updates


D'Angelo Russell scored 21 points (8-18 FG, 4-9 3P, 1-2 FT) with two rebounds, three assists, and a block in the Lakers 125-111 win over the Pistons on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: After being involved in trade rumors leading up to the deadline, Russell has appeared motivated to show his stuff for the Lakers. He averaged just over 10 points per game in December of 2023, but in the new year, he’s up to over 22 points per game. If he continues playing well, he should keep up a healthy amount of minutes and produce. He’s a starter in fantasy lineups until he shows otherwise.

Category: Game Recaps


Christian Wood scored 11 points (4-7 FG, 1-2 3P, 2-2 FT) with four rebounds, a steal, and a block in the Lakers 125-111 win over the Pistons on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Wood led the bench in scoring in this contest, but has struggled to make an impact overall for the Lakers. He's been serviceable in his limited minutes, but even then sometimes LA is left wanting more from his performance in them. Wood is best left on waivers until he receives more playing time.

Category: Game Recaps


Austin Reaves scored 16 points, making 40% of his attempts from three, with seven rebounds, six assists, a steal, and a block in the Lakers' 125-111 win over the Pistons on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Despite having a game where he went 0-5 from three a few games ago, Reaves is shooting 46% from the three-point range this month. He's giving both the Lakers and fantasy managers alike consistent playmaking ability and numbers and should be in your starting lineup as long as he is healthy.

Category: Game Recaps


Spencer Dinwiddie is available to make his debut for the Lakers in Tuesday's game against the Detroit Pistons. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: The Lakers recently picked up Dinwiddie after he cleared waivers, and he will able to make his debut for the team on Tuesday. It remains to be seen what kind of a role he's going to play, but fantasy managers should be prepared for the possibility that he's relevant off of the bench moving forward.

Category: Injury Updates


Gabe Vincent is without a clear timetable to return. (Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Vincent has been sidelined for the past two months. He remains off the fantasy radar.

Category: Injury Updates


Jarred Vanderbilt is without a timetable to return. (Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Vanderbilt has been sidelined since February 1. Austin Reaves and Spencer Dinwiddie should play bigger roles in his absence.

Category: Injury Updates


Cam Reddish is expected to return after the All-Star break. (Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Reddish was recently cleared to ramp up on-court workouts. He'll look to return after the break.

Category: Injury Updates


Max Christie is expected to return after the All-Star break. (Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Christie will be sidelined for the Lakers last two games before the break. His absence won't make a huge difference to the Lakers rotation from a fantasy perspective.

Category: Injury Updates


Jaxson Hayes scored 16 points (6-8 FG, 4-5 FT) to go with ten rebounds and three steals in Thursday's 114-110 win over the Boston Celtics.

Fantasy Impact: Hayes played 34 minutes on Thursday as a result of Anthony Davis (Achilles/hip) being out of the lineup. He was able to put up a 16-point double-double in that time, and he also contributed well on the defensive side of the ball. He doesn't carry much fantasy value overall but will be worth flex consideration when Los Angeles is missing one or more key players in their starting lineup.

Category: Game Recaps


Taurean Prince scored 11 points (5-10 FG, 1-2 3PT) and grabbed eight rebounds across 38 minutes in Thursday's 114-105 win over the Boston Celtics.

Fantasy Impact: Prince found his way into the starting lineup with Anthony Davis (Achilles/hip) and LeBron James (ankle) both unavailable to play, but he still didn't have a very good performance despite playing 38 minutes. He had the worst +/- out of anyone on the team at -9, and he overall was not able to put up any significant numbers. He remains a flex option at best for the rest of the season.

Category: Game Recaps


Rui Hachimura scored 15 points (5-14 FG, 3-6 3PT, 2-2 FT) and grabbed eight rebounds in Thursday's 114-105 win over the Boston Celtics.

Fantasy Impact: Hachimura saw increased playing time on Thursday with Anthony Davis (Achilles/hip) sidelined and Jarred Vanderbilt (foot) leaving the game early. He did pretty well with his high workload, leading the second unit in points and rebounds through 33 minutes. His involvement will go down as Los Angeles gets some of their injured players back in the lineup over the next few games.

Category: Game Recaps


Jalen Hood-Schifino (back) is out again for Friday's game against the San Antonio Spurs. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Friday will mark the third-straight game that Hood-Schifino has missed because of a back issue. It's unclear when exactly he will be back, and the rookie may have to miss more time beyond this game. He doesn't get a ton of playing time even when healthy, so his continued absence won't carry any major fantasy implications.

Category: Injury Updates