Player News - Lakers

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Luke Walton confirmed on Tuesday that he has no intention of shutting down Brandon Ingram (right knee tendinitis) for the rest of the season.

Walton wants Ingram to get through a practice before he returns to the court, so we should have a better idea on his status for Thursday's game based on his activity during Wednesday's practice. That being said, despite earning 36 minutes a night over the past month, Ingram has ranked well outside the top-150 with averages of 13.0 points, 4.2 boards, 2.4 dimes, 1.0 steal and 2.3 turnovers per game, so there's not much incentive to hang onto him through the injury in most leagues.
Mar 29 - 9:52 AM

David Nwaba scored eight points with eight rebounds, one assist, three steals and one block in 23 minutes vs. the Wizards.

He finished 4-of-5 from the field and it's clear that the Lakers want to take a long look at him -- Nick Young is completely out of the rotation. Nwaba is looking at a short-term boost in minutes with Brandon Ingram (knee) on the shelf and coach Luke Walton said he's been "spectacular," but he's only worth keeping an eye on in deeper leagues for now.
Mar 29 - 2:00 AM

Jordan Clarkson (hand) scored 22 points on 10-of-19 shooting vs. the Wizards on Tuesday.

He was playing with a bruised fifth metacarpal, but it didn't seem to bother him as he finished with four rebounds, three assists and two triples in 39 minutes. "He’s been one of our more consistent players and we have a lot more and higher expectations of the player he’s going to become," coach Luke Walton said of Clarkson earlier this week. Nick Young isn't even in the rotation anymore, so Clarkson and D'Angelo Russell are both poised to finish the season strong.
Mar 29 - 1:54 AM

D'Angelo Russell posted a gem of a line on Tuesday vs. the Wizards with 28 points, nine assists, six rebounds, one block and four 3-pointers.

He was well on pace for a triple-double, but the Lakers had a meltdown in the fourth quarter when they were outscored 37-13. Regardless, Russell shot 10-of-21 from the field and hit all four of his free throws, drawing the praise of head coach Luke Walton after the game -- Walton said he looked "brilliant" and praised him for his aggressiveness, passing and how he pushed the pace. Russell's value is locked and loaded the rest of the way, assuming Walton doesn't bench him again.
Mar 29 - 1:40 AM

Jordan Clarkson (hand) will play on Tuesday vs. Wizards.

He was diagnosed with a bruised fifth metacarpal on Sunday, but he was able to play through the injury. We'll let you know how he fares tonight, but his fantasy owners can go ahead and deploy him in lineups.
Mar 28 - 8:53 PM

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


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