Caruso is only averaging 5.2 points per game across his last five appearances.
Caruso missed five games in a row between late December and early January, but he's been unable to make an impact since returning with averages of 5.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists across 19.8 minutes per game. He is making the most of his chances, however, as he's also shooting a decent 42.9 percent from the field and a stellar 53.8 percent from three-point range in that span. These numbers would seem to suggest Caruso could improve his fantasy stock if given a larger role, though that might not be happening any time soon.
Caruso will be active for Thursday's game against the Spurs, Ryan Ward of LakersDaily.com reports.
Caruso has finally disappeared from the injury report, thus making him active for the first time in five games. Caruso is currently averaging 5.3 points in three games played.
Caruso (COVID-19) won't play in Tuesday's matchup against Memphis, Harrison Faigen of Silver Screen & Roll reports.
Caruso will remain out for a fifth straight contest while dealing with COVID-19 related issues. His next chance to possibly return to the floor looms Thursday against the Spurs. For now, Wesley Matthews and Dennis Schroder should continue to see increased usage.
Caruso (COVID-19) will miss at least the Lakers' next two games, Dave McMenamin of ESPN reports.
Due to the NBA's health and safety protocols, Caruso had already been ruled out of Friday's game against the Spurs, and coach Frank Vogel has now confirmed that the reserve guard will remain out Sunday against Memphis, as well. It's possible Caruso could be back for Tuesday's rematch against the Grizzlies, though Vogel said he's unsure when Caruso will be cleared to rejoin the team.
Caruso (hand, health and safety protocols) won't be available for the Lakers' next two games Wednesday and Friday versus the Spurs, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports.
Caruso's sore hand doesn't appear to be a significant concern; instead, his absence for the next two games likely has more to do with him being identified as a potential close contact of a person infected with COVID-19. The 26-year-old had filled a minor bench role through the Lakers' first three contests, averaging 13.7 minutes per game.
Caruso (hand) won't play in Wednesday's game against the Spurs, Matthew Moreno of LakersNation.com reports.
Caruso will once again be sidelined due to NBA health and safety protocols while also nursing a sore hand. According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com, the 26-year-old didn't travel with the team and will also be unavailable for Thursday's rematch with the Spurs.
Caruso (hand) won't play in Monday's contest against Portland, Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Although Caruso is nursing a hand injury, his absence Monday is reportedly due to the league's health and safety protocols. The guard is currently averaging 5.3 points and 1.7 rebounds over the first three games this season. His next opportunity to return to the court looms Wednesday against San Antonio.
Caruso is considered questionable for Monday's game against the Blazers due to a strained hand, Mike Trudell of Spectrum Sports Net reports.
Caruso was limited to only 11 minutes in Sunday's blowout win over the Timberwolves, though coach Frank Vogel said afterward that Caruso could have returned to the game, if necessary. The hand issue thus doesn't look to be serious, but he could be held out in the second half of a back-to-back set as a precaution. Caruso finished Sunday's game with seven points (3-4 FG, 1-2 FT) and two boards.
Caruso will be available for Friday's preseason finale against the Suns, Eric Williams of Sports Illustrated reports.
Caruso has been nursing a strained hip. His availability Friday indicates he is completely recovered, as the Lakers would presumably hold him out of an exhibition game if there were any lingering complications. Barring any setbacks, he should also be ready to go for Tuesday's regular season opener versus the Clippers.
Caruso (hip) won't play in Wednesday's preseason game against the Suns, Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official site reports.
The 26-year-old was considered doubtful for Wednesday's contest, so it's no surprise he's sitting out his second straight exhibition game. Caruso will have one last chance to see game action Friday at Phoenix before the start of the regular season next week.
Caruso (hip) is doubtful for Wednesday's preseason game against the Suns, Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official site reports.
Caruso looks like he'll miss his second-consecutive preseason game due to a sore hip. The 26-year-old guard's next chance to play would come Friday against Phoenix.
Caruso is out for Sunday's preseason action against the Clippers due to a hip flexor strain, Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times reports.
The injury is relatively minor, as the guard is expected to be back to Lakers practice Tuesday. As a result, after Sunday's game, he should be considered questionable for Wednesday's contest against the Suns.
Caruso is expected to enter the Lakers' starting lineup for Sunday's Game 6 of the NBA Finals, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Caruso will reportedly take the spot of Dwight Howard, who is coming off of a poor Game 5 in which he had just two points and two rebounds -- along with a few costly fouls -- in 15 minutes. The smaller look more closely mirrors the Heat's starting five, which features only one true big man in Bam Adebayo. Caruso finished Game 5 with three points, three rebounds, three assists and one steal in 23 minutes.
Caruso registered 11 points (5-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four assists, two rebounds, a steal and a block in 26 minutes off the bench during Saturday's 117-107 Game 5 win over the Nuggets.
Caruso was dealing with a wrist injury prior to Game 5 but that didn't limit his contributions -- he was the team's third-highest scoring behind Anthony Davis and LeBron James. He will continue to come off the bench during the NBA Finals and is quite inconsistent on a night-to-night basis, but Caruso might still hold value as a scoring spark off the bench when he gets enough minutes on the court. He has scored 10 or more points four times during the current postseason run.
Caruso (wrist) is probable for Saturday's Game 5 against the Nuggets.
Caruso was probable for Game 4 and ended up playing 20 minutes, posting three points, two assists, one rebound, one steal and one block in 20 minutes. Assuming he's cleared for Game 5, he should continue to occupy the same role.
Caruso is probable for Thursday's Game 4 due to right wrist soreness and will also undergo a precautionary MRI on Wednesday, Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Caruso has emerged from Tuesday's Game 3 loss with a wrist injury. He's struggled shooting the ball in the playoffs, hitting just 40.3 percent of his field-goal attempts and 23.8 percent of his threes, so a wrist issue certainly won't help the issue. That said, he's still expected to play.
Caruso notched 16 points (5-9 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT), three rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a steal in 30 minutes off the bench during Thursday's Game 4 win over the Rockets.
Caruso has carved a steady role off the bench for the Lakers all season long but has stepped it up in the playoffs, scoring in double digits in three of the team's last seven games. He drained a clutch three-point shot in the final minute of the game Thursday that iced the game for good and, while he can't be counted for sustained production on the scoring column, he's a decent option for most formats due to his ability to fill the stat sheet with relative ease. He is averaging 9.3 points, 2.5 assists, 2.0 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 0.8 blocks in 24.3 minutes per game across the Rockets in the current series.
Caruso (neck) will not play in Thursday's game against the Kings.
Caruso's absence is likely precautionary, but he did appear to be in some pain after tweaking his neck during Monday's win over the Nuggets. Nonetheless, expect the guard to be back in the mix when the playoffs begin next week.
Caruso (neck) collected five points (2-8 FG, 1-4 3Pt), five assists, three steals and one rebound in 27 minutes during Saturday's 116-111 loss to the Pacers.
Caruso drew the start at point guard after sitting out Thursday's matchup versus the Rockets due to neck spasms. He struggled from the field in this one but made solid contributions in the assist and steal departments. Caruso isn't much of a scorer but can help out across multiple categories when he earns decent minutes.
Caruso (neck) will start Saturday's contest against the Pacers, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.
Caruso was questionable due to neck spasms, but he'll both play and start in place of the injured Danny Green (hip). Caruso has started just one other game this season, posting nine points, two rebounds and one steal in 21 minutes against the Grizzlies on Feb. 29. In games that he's seen at least 24 minutes, he's averaged 8.9 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.5 steals.
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