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Anthony Davis, Rajon Rondo both available to play Friday vs. Heat [UPDATE]

Lakers players appear on track to play tonight in Miami.

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Keita Bates-Diop and center Gorgui Dieng defend Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis as he makes a basket in the second half of the game at Staples Center. Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Rondo is good to go, per Lakers coach Frank Vogel, and will return for Friday’s game vs. the Heat.

So with Rondo back in the fold, we should see less of Avery Bradley and Alex Caruso tonight. Bradley was already on a minutes restriction, so he isn’t a viable play, though we don’t know how much Rondo will play. If Rondo isn’t held back, he’s a decent season-long play as a FLEX, but really the Heat have good defensive guard play. This may cut into LeBron James’ usage a bit, but I still think James is a top GPP play on DK at $10,000.

December 13th, UPDATE: Rondo has now been upgraded to probable for Friday’s game vs. the Heat.

Kyle Kuzma will remain out but it seems like Rondo is going to give it a go tonight. If that’s the case, we should see less of Alex Caruso and virtually no minutes for Quinn Cook. It’s also a slight hit to Kentavius Caldwell-Pope and Avery Bradley. Plus, the matchup is tough vs. Miami.

December 12th, UPDATE: Davis is listed as probable and Rondo is questionable for Friday vs. the Miami Heat. Davis has been probable a ton over the last two weeks, and keeps playing, so I can’t imagine he missed this game. Rondo has missed the past two games for the Lakers and we’ll see if he comes back. He was a GTD last night.

UPDATE #4: So Rondo hasn’t gotten into the game and it looks like he’s out tonight. The Lakers are already up big on the Magic, so there’s really no reason for Rondo to play anyway.

UPDATE #3: Davis will start and there’s still no word on Rondo. We’ll keep an eye out for updates as the game has already locked and tip-off is soon.

UPDATE #2: Rondo is a game-time call tonight. Avery Bradley (leg) will return to the lineup off the bench, but is only expected to play around 15 minutes.

The game is early, so hopefully we get word on Rondo within the hour. If he’s out again, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ($3,800) and Alex Caruso ($3,900) are good values on DraftKings.

UPDATE: Rondo remains questionable for tonight and Davis is still probable. SF/PF Kyle Kuzma (ankle) has been ruled out.

The Los Angeles Lakers have Anthony Davis and Rajon Rondo listed on their injury report ahead of Wednesday’s game vs. the Orlando Magic.

Davis is probable with the shoulder injury and Rondo is questionable with a hamstring injury. Davis has been probable for about 2-3 weeks now, listed on every injury report. So I don’t know why the Lakers keep throwing him on there if he keeps playing. Rondo was injured last Friday vs. the Trail Blazers and was ruled out Sunday vs. the Timberwolves.

Fantasy Basketball Analysis: Los Angeles Lakers

I won’t go into anything on AD, he should play and he’s been dominating lately, so you know what to do. As for Rondo, the Lakers used Alex Caruso plenty off the bench on Sunday, so if Rondo is back, Caruso should see fewer minutes. Quinn Cook also played 10 minutes, so he could go back to playing only in garbage time if Rondo returns.