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Avery Bradley to be re-evaluated in 1-2 weeks, won’t play Friday vs. the Kings

Lakers guard has hairline fracture in his right leg and is going to miss some time. We break down what it means for LA’s lineup in fantasy.

Los Angeles Lakers guard Avery Bradley works around Memphis Grizzlies defense during the first quarter at Staples Center.  Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.