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Luol Deng | Forward | #9

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/16/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 220
College: Duke
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (7) / PHO
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Luol Deng is inactive for Friday's game vs. the Suns.
He's not injured, but he's either being rested or is completely out of the rotation after playing 13 minutes vs. the Clippers in the opener. The Lakers probably want that contract back. Oct 20 - 9:19 PM

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Luke Walton said he's considering throwing Kyle Kuzma into the starting lineup for the first two games of the season while Kentavious Caldwell-Pope serves his suspension.

Josh Hart (Achilles), Jordan Clarkson, Corey Brewer, Luol Deng and Kuzma are all being considered by Walton as potential starters sans KCP, but if Kuzma gets the starting nod, he'd be someone to consider as a potential punt play in daily leagues.
Oct 16 - 5:05 PM

Timofey Mozgov will come off the bench for Monday's game against the Knicks, with Tarik Black drawing the start.

Luke Walton said he talked to both Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss about shifting Mozgov and Luol Deng to the second unit in order to prioritize the development of Brandon Ingram and Ivica Zubac, and they both got behind the decision. Mozgov looks like he might be the third-string center in Los Angeles now, so there's no reason to own him in any league.
Feb 6 - 6:03 PM

Brandon Ingram will reportedly move into the starting five for Monday's game against the Knicks.

It's currently unclear who he will be replacing, but the most likely go to go to the second unit would be Luol Deng. Ingram has been hit-or-miss this season, but with a favorable matchup in what should be an uptempo game against New York, he's someone to consider throwing out there as a low-budget option in daily leagues. Deng has been trending in the wrong direction for a while now, and his value will only get worse in a reserve role.
Feb 6 - 3:40 PM

Brandon Ingram failed to score in 19 minutes vs. Portland, going 0-of-5 from the field with four rebounds, two assists, one block and two turnovers.

Starting SF Luol Deng wasn't much better, scoring four points on 2-of-7 shooting, but that's small consolation for Ingram's owners. The rookie came in averaging 11.0 points on 42.7 percent shooting in January, a big step up from his numbers in November and December, but that's not saying much. He's worth stashing if you can afford to be patient.
Jan 26 - 1:40 AM

Brandon Ingram scored 15 points with seven rebounds, two assists, three steals and three 3-pointers in Friday's win over the Pacers.

Coach Luke Walton was impressed after the game and said Ingram is "progressing faster than a typical 19-year-old rookie." Ingram made another start in place of Luol Deng (wrist) tonight and hit 6-of-14 shots from the field in 33 minutes, so it looks like it's time to pick him up. Deng is likely day-to-day even though initial reports suggested he would be out a while, but Ingram should see plenty of minutes going forward no matter what.
Jan 21 - 2:07 AM

Brandon Ingram moved into the starting lineup on Tuesday vs. the Nuggets and stuffed the stat sheet with 15 points, five rebounds, four assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

This was arguably one of his best games as a pro. Ingram finished 6-of-14 from the field and 1-of-2 from the line with zero turnovers. With Luol Deng (wrist) out indefinitely, Ingram is looking at 30+ minutes per night moving forward. We'd like to see him do it again because he was averaging 10.7 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.7 blocks and 1.0 3-pointer in his previous nine January games, and there are a couple of better fantasy pickups around the league including Raymond Felton and Austin Rivers. If those guys are unavailable, give Ingram a look, but expect some bumps in the road.
Jan 18 - 1:16 AM

Brandon Ingram will start on Tuesday vs. the Nuggets.

Luol Deng (wrist) is considered out indefinitely, so the rookie is looking at a hefty workload going forward. As a starter this season, Ingram has posted averages of 9.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 0.6 blocks and 0.7 triples in 11 games. We'll let you know how he fares tonight.
Jan 17 - 10:12 PM

Nick Young bounced back on Thursday, hitting 6-of-8 shots and five 3-pointers for 17 points, two rebounds and a steal in 30 minutes.

Young hit just 2-of-8 shots for four points on Tuesday, so it was nice to see him come out to play tonight. Lou Williams and Luol Deng were the quiet Laker wings tonight, and it's going to be tough for Young, Williams, Deng, Jordan Clarkson and D'Angelo Russell to all have it going on the same night as long as they're all healthy.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 01:27:00 AM

Larry Nance Jr. is expected to miss approximately four weeks with a bone bruise in his left knee.

The good news is that tests were negative for any tears or serious structural damage. Luol Deng, Brandon Ingram and Julius Randle should all see more minutes with Nance out of commission for a month. He had been a sneaky late-round value even in limited minutes behind Randle this season, but the vast majority of owners should cut bait for a healthy free agent.
Sun, Dec 25, 2016 11:07:00 PM

Larry Nance (right knee contusion) is questionable to play Monday vs. the Jazz.

Nance missed Saturday's showdown in Memphis, which resulted in Julius Randle, Luol Deng and Brandon Ingram logging heavy minutes, and it'll be more of the same if Nance can't give it a go Monday night.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 02:43:00 PM

Brandon Ingram scored a career-high 16 points as a fill-in starter on Wednesday, making 6-of-12 FGs and 2-of-2 FTs with two 3-pointers, three rebounds and one assist.

Ingram slotted in at SF while Luol Deng shifted to PF in the absence of Julius Randle (hip). His natural scoring ability was on display tonight but there's no doubt it will take a while to realize Ingram's full potential -- he often looks hesitant on both ends, and he isn't strong enough to defend most starting SFs. He's best viewed as a post-All-Star-break pickup in standard leagues.
Thu, Nov 24, 2016 02:09:00 AM

Brandon Ingram (ankle) came off the bench on Sunday with 10 points, one 3-pointer, one rebound, one assist, one steal and one block in 27 minutes.

Ingram has been part of a highly effective second unit that came in averaging a league-high 51.2 points per game. The Lakers continue to develop him slowly behind starting SF Luol Deng, however, so he's little more than a stash option in most leagues.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 10:02:00 PM

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