Dudley (calf) has been ruled out for Thursday's game at Milwaukee.
It's the sixth straight absence for the 35-year-old as he continues to deal with a sore right calf. Dudley has averaged 3.7 minutes in his six appearances this season, so his absence won't affect coach Frank Vogel's rotation.
Dudley (calf) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Warriors.
Dudley will miss a fifth consecutive game due to a right calf issue. It's unclear when he'll be back on the court, but he's unlikely to play a significant role for the Lakers once he returns.
Dudley (calf) is ruled out for Friday's game against the Pelicans, Matthew Moreno of LakersNation.com reports.
Dudley is set to miss his fourth straight game due to a lingering calf injury. The veteran hasn't seen much playing time this season, so his absence shouldn't substantially impact how minutes are distributed among Los Angeles' forwards.
Dudley (calf) is out Wednesday against the Thunder, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports.
Dudley will miss a third straight game. It's not clear when he may be able to return.
Dudley (calf) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Rockets, Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register reports.
Dudley will miss his second straight matchup with a sore calf. He hasn't played much of a role off the bench so far this season, averaging just 3.7 minutes per contest.
Dudley is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Rockets with a sore right calf.
Dudley has largely been outside of head coach Frank Vogel's rotation throughout the season, seeing action in only six of the Lakers' 10 games while playing no more than eight minutes in any appearance. His absence Sunday shouldn't affect how Vogel doles out the playing time among his forwards.
Dudley has agreed to a one-year, $2.6 million deal with the Lakers, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Dudley primarily brought a veteran presence on the Lakers bench last season and figures to do so again going forward. He averaged just 1.5 points across 8.1 minutes per game.
Dudley played seven minutes off the bench in Thursday's 116-86 win over the Warriors, finishing with zero points (0-1 FG), two rebounds, one assist and one steal.
LeBron James' (groin) absence didn't open up a rotation spot for Dudley, who went unused until the final 6:43 of the fourth quarter, when the Lakers were up 29 points. The 34-year-old brings most of his value these days in the locker room rather than as an on-court contributor.
Dudley has moved back into a reduced role over the Lakers' last two games.
Dudley had a brief stint in the regular rotation amid injuries to Anthony Davis and LeBron James earlier this month, but he's only logged nine minutes over the last two games. Brought in mostly for his veteran presence, Dudley isn't a fantasy consideration -- even on nights when he plays closer to 20 minutes.
Dudley has accounted for 11 minutes of playing time over the Lakers' last six games.
Since starting Dec. 17 at Indiana, Dudley has not played more than five minutes in any of the subsequent six games, including two DNP designations. He remains buried at the end of the Lakers' bench, and his fantasy value is almost non-existent at the moment.
Dudley is starting at power forward Tuesday against the Pacers, Bill Oram of The Athletic reports.
Dudley is in line to make his first start of the season with both Anthony Davis (ankle) and Kyle Kuzma (ankle) sidelined Tuesday night. The Boston College product is averaging just 2.5 points and 1.2 rebounds over his last six contests, and he'll have some big shoes to fill in Indiana.
Dudley was ejected from Wednesday's win over the Magic with 7:06 left in the fourth quarter after throwing a punch.
He finished the game with nine points (3-5 FG, 3-4 3Pt) and two rebounds in 21 minutes off the bench. Dwight Howard and Jonathan Isaac got a bit physical post-whistle after fighting for a rebound, but Dudley waded in and escalated the situation to create a scrum, and in the end he got the boot along with Orlando's Wes Iwundu. Dudley could face additional discipline from the league following the incident.
Dudley recorded four minutes of action in Friday's 136-113 victory against the Trail Blazers.
With a win beyond reach for Portland, the 34-year-old filled in for Los Angeles near the end to help finish the game. Dudley is averaging just seven minutes a game and isn't expected to produce any value unless a bevy of injuries hits the Lakers' forward depth.
Dudley recorded a rebound in three minutes during Sunday's win over Atlanta.
Dudley finds himself at the very end of the Lakers rotation as he's fewer than 10 minutes in 11-of-13 contests this season. Though he's seen a spike in minutes when either Anthony Davis or Kyle Kuzma has sat, unless either of them suffers a long-term injury, Dudley's fantasy value is effectively zero.
Dudley played 13 minutes off the bench in Tuesday's 112-102 loss to the Clippers, finishing with six points (2-2 FG, 2-2 3PT).
Though Dudley knocked down both of his shots, he was still part of an ineffective second unit and was a team-worst minus-20 during his time on the court. Dudley played the fewest minutes of any of the five reserves coach Frank Vogel used and seems most at risk of losing his spot in the rotation once Kyle Kuzma (ankle) is cleared to make his season debut.
Dudley will come off the bench Wednesday against Golden State, Mark Medina of USA Today reports.
As expected, Dudley will return to the bench in favor of LeBron James, who's set to return from a one-game absence due to rest. Dudley failed to score in 15 minutes Monday against the Warriors.
Dudley (knee) is expected to play Monday against the Warriors, Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Dudley has been sidelined for most of camp with knee soreness but is finally ready to make his Lakers debut. The veteran forward posted averages of 4.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 20.7 minutes per game with the Nets last season.
Dudley (knee) was held out of Thursday's preseason game against the Nets.
Dudley is still dealing with knee soreness, so he was kept on the bench in a meaningly preseason matchup. His status for the Lakers' next contest Saturday against Brooklyn is unknown at this time.
Dudley (knee) will be held out of Saturday's preseason opener against the Warriors, Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official site reports.
As the veteran deals with knee soreness, he'll be kept out for precautionary reasons. Dudley may be able to play during Thursday's contest against the Nets, however.
Dudley didn't practice Tuesday due to "some soreness," Mike Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official site reports.
It was later revealed that Dudley was held out with knee tendinitis, but the team expects him to be just fine. He figures to be available for the Lakers' first preseason game Saturday against Golden State. With Kyle Kuzma (foot) out until mid-to-late October, Dudley is a candidate for the backup job behind Anthony Davis at power forward, per Trudell.
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