• Expected to play Thursday
    Vanderbilt (heel) is listed as probable for Thursday's game versus the Pelicans, Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Advice: Vanderbilt is expected to play Thursday despite dealing with a lingering heel injury. If Vanderbilt is upgraded to available, he will likely serve as one of the Lakers' primary options off the bench in the frontcourt. Rotowire.com 37 minutes ago
  • Gabe Vincent (knee) out Thursday vs. New Orleans
    Gabe Vincent (left knee effusion) has been ruled out for Thursday’s game against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Vincent remains without a timeline for return, so fantasy managers should consider him out indefinitely. His absence doesn’t impact fantasy basketball, as he hasn’t appeared in a game since October 30. Rotoworld 38 minutes ago
    Gabe Vincent LAL - PG,SG
  • Jarred Vanderbilt (heel) probable vs. Pelicans
    Jarred Vanderbilt (left heel bursitis) is probable to play against the Pelicans on Thursday.

    Advice: Vando should be available to play for the third time this season. Across his first two games, he has played 15 and 14 minutes, so managers should expect the same on Thursday. He is an important bench piece for the Lakers, but he hasn’t produced much value for fantasy managers so far this year. Rotoworld 40 minutes ago
  • Tabbed probable
    Davis (groin/hip) is listed as probable for Thursday's game against the Pelicans, Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Advice: Davis has continued to receive probable tags due to hip spasms and a left adductor injury. However, he's only missed one game on the season and has appeared in 14 straight contests -- including two back-to-back sets -- so fantasy managers should expect him to give it a go once again Thursday. Rotowire.com 41 minutes ago
  • LeBron questionable, Anthony Davis probable Thurs.
    LeBron James (left calf contusion) is questionable for Thursday’s game against the Pelicans, while Anthony Davis (left adductor/hip spasm) is probable.

    Advice: Fantasy managers have been down this road many times this season. It will take a lot to sideline James or Davis, especially with the Lakers two wins away from another $500,000 per player. Look for them to be in the starting lineup as they usually would. Rotoworld 42 minutes ago
  • Officially listed questionable
    James (calf) is questionable for Thursday's In-Season Tournament Semi-Final game against the Pelicans, Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Advice: At this point, it seems that James' inclusion on the injury report is simply a formality. The superstar forward has been played in each of the Lakers' last 12 contests despite being listed as questionable with a left calf contusion for all of them. James has also not been on a minutes restriction, as he logged 40 minutes against Phoenix on Tuesday. Rotowire.com 42 minutes ago
    LeBron James LAL - SF,PF
  • Still sidelined
    Vincent (knee) won't play in Thursday's game against the Pelicans, Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Advice: Vincent has not suited up since Oct. 30 due to left knee soreness and will remain sidelined for Thursday's matchup with New Orleans. Rotowire.com 44 minutes ago
    Gabe Vincent LAL - PG,SG
  • Pat Connaughton (ankle) out again vs. Indiana
    Pat Connaughton (right ankle sprain) will remain sidelined for Thursday’s game against Indiana.

    Advice: This will be a fourth straight absence for Connaughton, which means that MarJon Beauchamp and AJ Green will fill out the backup wing minutes. Both should provide some buckets and triples, and they may be worth streaming with only two games that day. Rotoworld 45 minutes ago
  • Making first start of season
    Exum will join the first unit for Wednesday's game against the Jazz.

    Advice: Fresh off a two-game absence for personal reasons, Exum will make his first start of 2023-24 on Wednesday. With the trio of Maxi Kleber (toe), Grant Williams (knee) and Josh Green (elbow) sidelined, Exum will slot in alongside Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving, Derrick Jones and Dereck Lively in the starting lineup. In his last 10 appearances, Exum is averaging 6.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists across 13.8 minutes. Rotowire.com 47 minutes ago