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Los Angeles Lakers guard Dion Waiters (groin) is listed as doubtful for Tuesday's Game 3 matchup versus the Houston Rockets. He has played a total of eight minutes in this series, so losing Waiters won't hurt too much. Rajon Rondo looked fantastic last game and would probably take most of his minutes anyway. Rondo could be a sneaky DFS option for Tuesday's slate.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Dion Waiters (groin) only played for three minutes during Sunday's Game 2 matchup due to injury. He pulled his left groin and was unable to return to the contest. Sadly, groin injuries have a tendency to linger, so it's unclear if Waiters will be able to suit up for Game 3. Alex Caruso and Rajon Rondo would see more playing time if Waiters is unable to play. Rondo played very well on Sunday, so he could be worth a look as a DFS option with extended minutes.
Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee (ankle) will have an MRI prior to Tuesday's Game 3 matchup versus the Houston Rockets. He suffered a left ankle injury and was only able to play for eight minutes on Sunday. Despite that, head coach Frank Vogel decided to leave Dwight Howard on the bench for the entire game. That gave Markieff Morris and Kyle Kuzma more minutes and chances with the ball. Both players should see increased value for Game 3, assuming McGee doesn't suit up.
Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard did not play at all during Sunday's Game 2 matchup versus the Houston Rockets. Head coach Frank Vogel has decided to go small ball instead of taking advantage of the Rockets lack of size. JaVale McGee (ankle) only saw eight minutes of play on Sunday, while Howard didn't play a minute. Which means, DFS players should probably stay away from both of them going forward. Markieff Morris and Kyle Kuzma should see a boost in value during this series.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (back) is listed as probable for Sunday's Game 2 matchup against the Houston Rockets. He was able to get out there and make his bubble debut during Friday's contest. He played 25 minutes, but likely played more than the Lakers wanted him to on Friday. Alex Caruso got into foul trouble during Game 1. The Lakers will probably limit Rondo more during Sunday's game, so he won't be an ideal DFS target.