Lakers' Tarik Black: Sees season-high minutes total Sunday
Black amassed seven points (3-7 FG, 1-1 FT), eight rebounds, two blocks, two steals and one assist across a season-high 28 minutes in Sunday's 109-94 win over the Hawks.
With Julius Randle (hip) missing his third straight contest, more playing time was available in the Lakers' frontcourt, with both Black and Thomas Robinson, who started at power forward and played 15 minutes, benefiting from added run. While Robinson isn't likely to stick in the rotation upon Randle's return, Black seems to have carved out a consistent 15-to-20-minute role behind starting center Timofey Mozgov. Black has been effective on a per-minute basis, but his averages of 5.7 points and 5.4 rebounds per contest on the season aren't significant enough to draw much interest in fantasy leagues.