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.
Dudley agreed to a one-year, $2.6 million contract with the Lakers on Tuesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
The soon-to-be 34-year-old Dudley was a consistent part of Brooklyn's rotation last season. He started 25 of his 59 appearances, averaging 4.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 20.7 minutes. In Dudley, the Lakers have found a veteran presence and a solid three-point threat. It's unlikely he sees much more action than he did last season.
Dudley was ejected from Saturday's game against Philadelphia, Serena Winters of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Dudley was ejected after getting into a shoving match with Jimmy Butler midway through the third quarter of Game 4 in Brooklyn. Barring any further punishment, Dudley should return for Game 5 on Tuesday.
Dudley will start Saturday's Game 4 against the 76ers, Marc Narducci of the Philadelphia Iquirer reports.
Coach Kenny Atkinson will send Rodions Kurucs to the bench in favor of Dudley. Dudley failed to score in 17 minutes during Game 3.
Dudley had zero points (0-2 FG, 0-2 3Pt) and one rebound in 17 minutes during Thursday's 131-115 Game 3 loss to the 76ers.
Dudley returned to the lineup following a one-game absence due to calf soreness. It wasn't the most encouraging return to action, as he finished with more turnovers (two) than anything else. Still, it seems likely that Dudley will suit up again for Saturday's Game 4.
Dudley (calf) will play during Thursday's Game 3 against the 76ers, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Right calf soreness prevented the veteran from playing in Game 2, but he's all set to go for Game 3. During Game 1, he played a significant role, seeing 28 minutes and posting four points, four assists and one steal.
Dudley (calf) has been ruled out of Monday's Game 2 in their first-round playoff matchup against the 76ers, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Dudley saw 28 minutes in Game 1 Saturday, so his absence will change the Nets' rotation. In his absence, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Treveon Graham will likely see larger roles off the bench, with DeMarre Carroll and Rodions Kurucs possibly seeing larger roles as well. At this time, Dudley should be considered questionable for Thursday's Game 3, with more information on his status coming out closer to then.
Dudley is listed as questionable Monday for Game 2 of the Nets' first-round matchup with the 76ers due to right calf tightness, Greg Logan of Newsday reports.
Dudley may have tweaked his calf at some point during Saturday's 111-102 win in Game 1 of the series, when he played 28 minutes and generated four points (0-2 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four assists and one steal. The Nets are also listing Ed Davis (ankle) as questionable, leaving the team's frontcourt depth on shaky ground entering Game 2. If neither or both players are available Monday, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Treveon Graham would likely handle elevated roles off the bench.
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