The Lakers announced Friday that Avery Bradley will miss at least 1-2 weeks with a hairline fracture in his right leg. No further medical updates will be provided at this time.
The Lakers announce: an MRI last night revealed a hairline fracture in a non-weight bearing bone of Avery Bradley’s right leg (on the fibular head). Bradley will be re-evaluated in 1 to 2 weeks, and further medical updates will be provided at that time.— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) November 15, 2019
That means Los Angeles will be without a starter for tonight’s game vs. the Kings at Staples Center. So let’s take a look at what this means in terms of fantasy basketball and season-long with Avery Bradley sidelined.
Fantasy Basketball Analysis, Los Angeles Lakers PG/SG Avery Bradley
Bradley had been starting for the Lakers, averaging a hefty 27.4 minutes per game while providing little in terms of fantasy value. Where his absence does provide value is in those minutes though. With Bradley out, we could see a number of players jump into the starting rotation. The most obvious choice would be Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, though he’s questionable for tonight due to an ankle injury.
So we could see Rajon Rondo ($4,900) or even Quinn Cook ($3,400) draw the start tonight. Rondo would be the biggest benefactor if he gets more minutes, plus Danny Green ($3,700) also gets a boost. Let’s not forget LeBron James ($10,800), who would assume more ball-handling duties, something he’s done basically all season. Keep an eye on the news with KCP, but for now, Rondo, Cook and Green are the values who see a bump in production. Those would also be your options to pick up in season-long formats.