Brewer will get the start in place of Brandon Ingram (knee) on Tuesday against Washington. Brewer will start at small forward for the second straight game, but even with the increased role, he's still a marginal fantasy option. On Sunday against Portland, Brewer managed just three points, two rebounds, two blocks, an assist and a steal in 19 minutes of action. Expect the 31-year-old to continue to see a bump in minutes so long as Ingram remains out.
Brewer started at small forward and totaled three points (1-5 FG, 1-2 3Pt), two rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal across 19 minutes in Sunday's 97-81 loss to the Trail Blazers. The veteran couldn't generate much while starting in place of Brandon Ingram (knee), which wasn't much of a surprise given the limited usage he's seen throughout the season. Brewer will continue to stick in the starting five for however long Ingram remains out, but he's unlikely to see enough playing time or put up enough production to warrant interest in DFS contests.
Brewer will draw the start at small forward for Sunday's matchup against the Trail Blazers, Mike Trudell of Spectrum SortsNet reports. With Brandon Ingram (knee) sidelined, coach Luke Walton will opt to insert Brewer into the starting five. In eight starts this season, Brewer is averaging 4.1 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists across 19.4 minutes per game.
Brewer supplied nine points (4-8 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT), nine rebounds and one steal over 19 minutes in Sunday's 125-120 loss to the Cavaliers. The veteran hasn't had much chance to make an impact in Los Angeles since arriving at the trade deadline, but he was able to achieve a near-double-double Sunday. The 31-year-old's scoring total equaled his best in a Lakers uniform, while the rebounding total was his highest since joining the team. Brewer seems to have a modest but fairly consistent role on the second unit, as he's played between 10 and 22 minutes in all but two of his 12 games with the Lakers.
Brewer will see limited action in Friday's game against the Thunder, Mike Trudell of Lakers.com reports. Brewer was traded to the Lakers on Tuesday and has only had one full practice with the team. Coach Luke Walton said that Brewer was looking good in practice but it will take some time to integrate him into the team. Look for Brewer to see a small role on Friday before seeing his minutes increased going forward.
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