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24-11 8-2 W4
24-13 3-7 L2
24-14 4-6 L3
19-18 5-5 L3
14-22 2-8 L1

Top Lakers News

  • Lakers' Kyle Kuzma: Double-double as starter

    Kuzma notched 25 points (10-20 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 1-3 FT), 13 rebounds, three assists and a steal across 34 minutes in Wednesday's loss at Sacramento.

    Kuzma started for the first time since Feb. 22 and thrived, posting his second straight double-double while also recording a season-high mark of 25 points. Kuzma's role moving forward will be determined by whether LeBron James (ankle) returns to the lineup or not, but he has proven his worth as a reliable scoring asset. His biggest problem, however, lies on the lack of consistency.

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  • Lakers' Dennis Schroder: One assist shy of double-double

    Schroder delivered 28 points (11-20 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 4-5 FT), nine assists, a rebound, a steal and a block across 34 minutes in Wednesday's loss against the Kings.

    The Lakers didn't have LeBron James (ankle) and Anthony Davis (calf), and this result in Schroder posting a season-high 20 shots from the field while also scoring a season-best 28 points. Expect Schroder to see a slight uptick in his numbers across the board if both Davis and James are forced to miss more games.

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  • Lakers' Montrezl Harrell: Delivers double-double off bench

    Harrell notched 26 points (13-22 FG, 0-1 3Pt), 12 rebounds, an assist and a block across 33 minutes off the bench in Wednesday's loss against the Kings.

    Harrell contributed 26 points for the second time over his last six appearances and has scored 15-plus points four times in that stretch. His scoring numbers might be inconsistent off the bench, but Harrell has a clear role and consistent playing time so he should remain a reliable fantasy asset in most formats even if he has an off night from time to time. He is averaging 14.6 points per game on 58.7 percent shooting over his last 10 outings, however, so he's trending in the right direction.

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  • Lakers' Jared Dudley: Available Wednesday

    Dudley (neck) is available for Wednesday's game against the Kings, Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register reports.

    Dudley was considered probable after playing 11 minutes Tuesday and will be available for the second half of the back-to-back set. The veteran may have a similar role Wednesday for the shorthanded Lakers.

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  • Lakers' Kyle Kuzma: Playing, starting Wednesday

    Kuzma (heel) is active and will start in Wednesday's game against the Kings, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    After missing the Lakers' last game with a right heel bruise, Kuzma is set to return to action Wednesday. With LeBron James ruled out with an ankle injury, Kuzma should see plenty of run with the Lakers' first unit. He's averaging 11.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists across 25.6 minutes per game this season.

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  • Lakers' Alex Caruso: Won't play Wednesday

    Caruso (neck) is unavailable Wednesday against the Kings, Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register reports.

    Caruso exited Tuesday's matchup with Phoenix due to neck spasms and will be sidelined for the final game before the All-Star break. Wesley Matthews and Talen Horton-Tucker should have increased workloads for the Lakers on Wednesday.

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  • Lakers' Montrezl Harrell: Opts for bench role

    Harrell will come off the bench Wednesday against the Kings, Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com reports.

    The 27-year-old started and played 18 minutes Tuesday with Marc Gasol (COVID-19 protocols) unavailable, but he'll shift back to the bench Wednesday. Coach Frank Vogel said Harrell indicated he prefers to serve in a bench role, so Damian Jones will join the starting five for the shorthanded Lakers.

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  • Lakers' Damian Jones: Joins starting five

    Jones (back) will start Wednesday's game at Sacramento, Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com reports.

    The 25-year-old combined for 15 minutes over the past two games, but he'll receive the start Wednesday with Anthony Davis (calf) and Marc Gasol (COVID-19 protocols) unavailable, and Montrezl Harrell preferring to come off the bench. Jones could be in for a heavier workload against the Kings since LeBron James (ankle) is also sidelined and Kyle Kuzma (heel) is a game-time decison.

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  • Lakers' Damian Jones: Probable versus Kings

    Jones (back) is probable for Wednesday's game against Sacramento, Lakers Nation reports.

    Jones was able to play through back spasms Tuesday, but he'll land on the injury report once again for Wednesday's contest. If he's active, Jones could see extra minutes with Marc Gasol (COVID-19 protocols) unavailable.

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  • Lakers' Jared Dudley: Likely to play Wednesday

    Dudley (neck) is probable for Wednesday's game against the Kings, Lakers Nation reports.

    Dudley is probable once again due to a neck sprain. He played 11 minutes against the Suns on Tuesday and could play a similar role if he's able to suit up again Wednesday.

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  • Lakers' Alex Caruso: Questionable against Sacramento

    Caruso (neck) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Kings, Lakers Nation reports.

    Caruso left Tuesday's game against Phoenix due to neck spasms, and his status for Wednesday's matchup is in questionable as a result. If he's unable to play, Wesley Matthews could see an increased role for the Lakers.

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  • Lakers' Kyle Kuzma: Questionable Wednesday

    Kuzma (heel) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Kings, Lakers Nation reports.

    Kuzma was unable to play Tuesday after he was initially listed as probable, and he's questionable ahead of Wednesday's matchup. If he's sidelined once again due to a right heel bruise, Markieff Morris and Jared Dudley could see increased run for the Lakers.

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Team Statistical Rankings

PTS/G OPP PTS/G
Team 111.4
(21st)
106.3
(2nd)

Injuries

Player Injury
A. Davis PF Anthony Davis PF Calf
L. James SF LeBron James SF Ankle
M. Gasol C Marc Gasol C Covid-19
A. Caruso SG Alex Caruso SG Neck

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