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Talen Horton-Tucker had successful surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb. He'll be re-evaluated by team doctors in approximately four weeks. (Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Lakers are filled with star depth, but Horton-Tucker has shown lots potential and signed a 3-year extension in the offseason. Given the injury, he's not draft-worthy, but dynasty leaguers will want to keep an eye on him down the line.

Category: Injury Updates


Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has been traded to the Wizards as part of a blockbuster deal involving G Russell Westbrook going to the Lakers. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: KCP had a solid year last season, shooting a career high 41% from 3-point range. He'll likely slot into a bench role for Washington but could feasibly see lots of minutes as a wing player for the team.

Category: Transactions


Kyle Kuzma has been shipped off to Washington as part of a blockbuster deal involving G Russell Westbrook going to the Lakers. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kuzma struggled in 2021, averaging just 12.9 points and 6.1 rebounds per game on 44.3% from the field. He did shoot 36.1% from deep though, and at age 26 still has room to grow.

Category: Transactions


LeBron James totaled 29 points (11-26 FG, 3-10 3PT, 4-6 FT), nine rebounds, seven assists, two blocks, and two steals in the Lakers’ 113-100 loss to the Suns on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: James scored 29.0 points in the Suns’ series finale loss to the Suns ending the series having averaged 37.3 minutes, 23.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, 8.0 assists, 0.3 blocks, and 1.5 steals per game while shooting 47.0 percent from the floor and 35.3 percent from beyond the arc. It was a tremendous effort from the “King,” and we should wish him well as he does battle against the “Goon Squad” this Summer.

Category: Game Recaps


Anthony Davis totaled zero points, one rebound, and one assist in the Lakers’ 113-100 loss to the Suns on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Davis scored 0.0 points in the Suns’ series finale loss to the Suns ending the series having averaged 28.6 minutes, 17.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.6 blocks, and 0.6 steals per game while shooting 30.0 percent from the floor and 10.0 percent from beyond the arc. It was a string of unfortunate events that led to the Lakers’ early playoff exit, with the biggest being the injury and loss of Davis. He came out and attempted to play, and even though it was an immediate no-go he was still able to contribute more in his 5.0 minutes then some players did the entire series. The Lakers seem to have some potential to be a sustainable threat in the "new" west, however, it appears that they will need to first address the glaring gaps in their “arsenal,” if they hope to become so.

Category: Game Recaps


Dennis Schroder totaled 20 points (6-14 FG, 2-6 3PT, 6-6 FT), three rebounds, three assists, and one steal in the Lakers’ 113-100 loss to the Suns on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Schroder scored 20.0 points in the Suns’ series finale loss to the Suns ending the series having averaged 32.8 minutes, 14.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.2 blocks, and 1.0 steals per game while shooting 40.3 percent from the floor and 31.9 percent from beyond the arc.

Category: Game Recaps


Marc Gasol totaled zero points (0-1 FG), three rebounds, seven assists, and one block in the Lakers’ 113-100 loss to the Suns on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol scored 0.0 points in the Suns’ series finale loss to the Suns ending the series having averaged 17.6 minutes, 5.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 0.8 blocks, and 0.8 steals per game while shooting 63.3 percent from the floor and 62.0 percent from beyond the arc.

Category: Game Recaps


Andre Drummond totaled 15 points (7-11 FG, 1-1 FT), twelve rebounds, one block, and two steals in the Lakers’ 109-102 win over the Suns on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Drummond double-doubled in the Lakers' win over the Suns, building on his overall fantasy production in the process. Drummond ended the regular season with four consecutive double-double efforts seeming to catch fire at just the right time. His upside, price-point, and athletic pedigree make him worth investing in for your DFS lineups, even with all the bodies in Lakers front-court.

Category: Game Recaps


Alex Caruso produced 17 points (6-11 FG, 1-3 3PT, 4-8 FT), eight assists, three steals and three rebounds as the Lakers burnt the Suns on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: The Carushow lead Los Angeles in dimes on Sunday with eight. In addition, he packed in 17 points to pair with three boards. Caruso has had to absorb a larger role due to the absence of Dennis Schroder and has been more than serviceable. He bagged 37.8 fantasy points (DraftKings) which marked his highest fantasy point total of the last ten games.

Category: Game Recaps


Montrezl Harrell posted 14 points (4-9 FG, 6-10 FT), six rebounds and four assists as the Lakers were mincemeat for their cross-town rivals on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Harrell had been mired in a significant slump for a few games but Thursday's performance offered a glimmer of hope. He produced 27.5 fantasy points (DraftKings) and nabbed his highest assist total over the past ten games (4). Harrell is a long way off his form during last season, but this showing is a step in the right direction.

Category: Game Recaps


Ben McLemore notched 20 points (7-12 FG, 6-10 3Pt, 0-1 FT), two rebounds and one block as the Lakers lost to Dallas on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: McLemore was the lone bright spot on a night highlighted by inefficient shooting from Los Angeles. McLemore caught fire from beyond the arc, shooting 60 percent from three-point range. However, it's unlikely that he will receive this kind of exposure on a nightly basis as he played 29 minutes on Saturday, a far cry from his season average of 17. He managed to collect 27.5 fantasy points on Saturday (DraftKings).

Category: Game Recaps


Markieff Morris will play and start Saturday for the Lakers against Utah. (Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Morris was initially a game-time decision, according to Lakers beat reporter Mike Trudell. He should be good to go for Saturday.

Category: Injury Updates


Wesley Matthews is a late scratch for Saturday's game against the Nets due to Achilles tendon tightness.

Fantasy Impact: With Matthews sidelined, Dennis Schroder and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope could be in line for more opportunity Saturday.

Category: Injury Updates


Los Angeles Lakers C Devontae Cacok will make his first career start against the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday, per Lakers beat reporter Mike Trudell. (Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cacok was signed by the Lakers last week and will get his first career start against the Pelicans, making him an intriguing play for fantasy purposes. With multiple starters out tonight including LeBron James (ankle) and Anthony Davis (calf), Cacok will go up against Zion Williamson and Steven Adams in a tough front-court fielded by the Pelicans. He is a wild-card flex option, valued at just $3,500 on FanDuel if you opt to insert him into your Tuesday lineups.

Category: Injury Updates