Player News - Lakers

Date: Team: Pos:

Nick Young will pick up yet another DNP-CD on Tuesday.

Young has only managed to get into the rotation twice over the Lakers past eight games, but Luke Walton did say he hasn't officially shut down Young just yet, and that at some point he may be able to return to the rotation. However, until that happens, Swaggy-DNP is safe to leave on the waiver wire in all formats.
Mar 28 - 2:35 PM

Corey Brewer will remain in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against Washington, with Brandon Ingram (knee) unavailable.

Brewer put up three points, two boards, one assist, one steal, one triple and two blocks through 19 minutes as a starter his last time out, so he can't be considered a viable target in most leagues.
Mar 28 - 2:16 PM

Brandon Ingram (right knee) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Wizards.

With Ingram on the sidelines, Corey Brewer could be looking at another start, and guys like David Nwaba and Larry Nance should see some increased minutes with the second unit. Ingram will be traveling with the team to Minnesota for Thursday's matchup with the Wolves, so for now, we'll be considering him questionable for that one.
Mar 28 - 2:09 PM

Brandon Ingram (right knee) did not practice on Monday and is being listed as doubtful for Tuesday's game against the Wizards.

Corey Brewer got the start in Ingram's place on Sunday, but only managed to contribute three points, two boards, one assist, one steal, one 3-pointer and two blocks in 19 minutes, so while he could be looking at another start on Tuesday night, he's not a very attractive target in most scenarios. David Nwaba and Larry Nance Jr. figure to pick up some extra minutes if Ingram is out again on Tuesday, with Nance offering the most upside out of that group. Stay tuned.
Mar 27 - 3:46 PM

Tyler Ennis took advantage of expanded minutes on Sunday to post a season-high 14 points (6-of-15 FGs, 1-of-2 FTs) with five assists, four steals and three rebounds in 26 minutes.

Ennis was a big winner in the rotation tonight as the only true guard in the second unit. He hit season-highs in nearly every category and benefited from L.A.'s unusual rotations in a blowout loss without Brandon Ingram (knee). We'll need to see a few more solid performances before approaching him as a fantasy pickup.
Mar 27 - 12:53 AM

X-rays were negative on Jordan Clarkson's bruised fifth metacarpal on Sunday, and he returned to finish with 10 points, seven rebounds and six assists, going 4-of-16 from the field with one 3-pointer.

Clarkson dropped a career-high 35 points on Friday and he seems to have avoided any serious injury tonight, although he was ice-cold after returning. "He has the ability to be so dynamic," Luke Walton said before the game. "He’s been one of our more consistent players." His long-term outlook is terrific, and barring a setback owners can also expect him to be ready for Tuesday's game vs. the Wizards.
Source: L.A. Times
Mar 27 - 12:42 AM

Larry Nance missed both of his 3-point attempts on Sunday, but he finished 4-of-7 from the field for nine points, seven rebounds and one assist in 29 minutes.

"At the beginning of the season it was, ‘All right, I’ve got [an open 3-point shot], who else is open?’" Nance said before the game. "Now it's, ‘I’ve got it. Where’s the shot clock at?’ I’m confident in it, our team’s confident, the coaches have given me confidence. I’m ready to let it go." He's just 6-of-23 from deep this season and his owners shouldn't be eager for more long-range attempts, since his 53.3 percent shooting is a key aspect of his fantasy value. Better luck next season.
Source: L.A. Times
Mar 27 - 12:40 AM

Corey Brewer started Sunday's game in place of Brandon Ingram (right knee), finishing with three points, two rebounds, one assist, one steal, one 3-pointer and two blocks in 19 minutes.

Brewer might have played more if the game were close, but the veteran got a long rest with the score out of hand in the second half. He's not a fantasy option, even if Ingram misses more games.
Mar 27 - 12:38 AM

David Nwaba came off the bench on Sunday for nine points on 4-of-4 shooting with one 3-pointer, one rebound and one steal in 29 minutes of action.

Luke Walton said Nwaba was "spectacular" filling in for Brandon Ingram (knee) late in Friday's game. Corey Brewer got the start in place of Ingram tonight, but the D-League call-up wound up playing more minutes in the blowout home loss. Nwaba's made 3-pointer was the first of his career, and he has a long way to go before earning a spot on fantasy rosters.
Mar 27 - 12:37 AM

Julius Randle cooled off during Sunday's lopsided defeat, scoring four points on 2-of-7 shooting with nine boards, two assists, one steal and one block.

He played 27 minutes and this was a big letdown after Friday's huge all-around game. Such is life for Randle's fantasy owners, who can anticipate a bigger line vs. the Wizards on Tuesday -- in his previous 10 games, Randle was averaging 14.7 points, 0.7 threes, 10.4 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.8 blocks.
Mar 27 - 12:35 AM

Corey Brewer will start Sunday's game in place of Brandon Ingram (patellar tendinitis).

David Nwaba should also get a significant boost with Ingram on the sidelines, and we might even see Nick Young or Metta World Peace get a few minutes. This is a situation to avoid in the vast majority of fantasy scenarios.
Mar 26 - 9:05 PM

Brandon Ingram (knee) is out for Sunday's game against the Trail Blazers due to patellar tendinitis.

With Ingram out of the lineup, it is still being determined who will take his place. Head coach Luke Walton said he has not yet decided who will be included in the starting five. However, it's likely David Nwaba picks up plenty of minutes with Ingram on the shelf.
Mar 26 - 7:55 PM

Brandon Ingram (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday against the Blazers.

Ingram did not finish the Friday game, but he looked fine in his 30 minutes of action. He also said he is going to play in this game, but we'll see how the coaching staff feels about that. Plus, the Lakers are only up 0.5 games on the Suns for the No. 2 spot in the lotto.
Mar 25 - 6:02 PM

Brandon Ingram (right patellar tendinitis) said he was sore after Friday's game but that he "can manage it" and will play Sunday vs. the Blazers.

Ingram has been dealing with nagging tendinitis recently and was forced to sit out the second half of Friday's win over the Wolves. However, it appears it's simply an issue of pain tolerance, and he says he'll be ready to roll on Sunday. Still, it's tough to put too much trust in Ingram going forward, as the Lakers have no reason to overextend their prized rookie at the end of a lost season.
Mar 25 - 9:29 AM

David Nwaba scored a career-high 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting vs. the Wolves on Friday.

Nick Young picked up another DNP-CD, and considering the Lakers gave Nwaba a two-year deal, it's clear that they want to get a long look at him going forward. He's more of a defender, but he played 26 minutes tonight with seven rebounds and two assists. He's worth keeping an eye on in deeper leagues if he keeps getting this type of run, and it's worth noting that he was playing down the stretch of the overtime win.
Mar 25 - 1:37 AM


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