Chauncey Billups returned to action on Tuesday and had seven points and five assists in 18 minutes.
This was his first action since Nov. 11 and it's hard to see him being worth owning in any fantasy league this season.
After starting for two games, Robert Sacre was sent back to the bench and got a DNP-CD on Tuesday.
It was just a few days ago Mike D'Antoni was talking about rolling with Sacre at center long term, but that's obviously no longer in the cards. Drop him if you picked him up.
Jordan Hill came off the bench to play just 19 minutes on Tuesday, but hit 5-of-6 shots on his way to 13 points, seven rebounds and two assists.
More minutes, please. For whatever reason, Mike D'Antoni chose to start Shawne Williams over Hill tonight, as D'Antoni thinks Hill has more value to his team in that role. We'll agree to disagree and the bottom line is that Hill needs more than 19 minutes to be an effective fantasy player. Keep an eye on this situation going forward.
Jodie Meeks replaced Wes Johnson in the starting lineup on Tuesday and hit 5-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, five rebounds and one steal in 33 minutes.
Johnson came off the bench and had five points in 20 minutes, and it's unclear what Mike D'Antoni's next move will be. But if Meeks sticks in the starting lineup going forward, dropping Johnson to pick him up makes a lot of sense.
Kobe Bryant hit 6-of-11 shots and 8-of-8 free throws for 20 points, two rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes on Tuesday.
The minutes and scoring are good news, and while he still doesn't look like the Kobe of old, he's making his way back to form. Keep putting him in your lineups as long as he's going to play for the Lakers that night, as he's only going to get better with time.
Steve Blake played through his elbow injury again on Tuesday and had nine points, five rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and a 3-pointer on 3-of-7 shooting.
Blake had just three points and four assists on Sunday and may have been dropped after his two-game week, but as long as Steve Nash is out, Blake should be worth owning in most leagues. Even with Sunday's dud and the return of Kobe Bryant, he's averaging 8.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, 8.6 assists and 1.4 3-pointers over his last five games.
Pau Gasol hit 6-of-11 shots for 19 points, five rebounds, three assists and a block in 29 minutes on Tuesday while playing on a sprained ankle.
Gasol's ankle is an ongoing problem but the fact he played so many minutes is encouraging. The injury is affecting his play and owners have to hope he doesn't need some extended time off in order to get fully healthy, but for now, he's going to continue to try to play through it.
Shawne Williams started for the Lakers at power forward on Tuesday, sending Robert Sacre to the bench, but had just four points and four rebounds in 15 minutes.
Jordan Hill played just 19 minutes off the bench, but hit 5-of-6 shots for 13 points and seven rebounds. Williams didn't do much with his starting opportunity the last time he got it, so just keep an eye on him for now.