UPDATES & NEWS
Pau Gasol (illness) was a full participant in practice on Monday.
The Lakers do not play till Tuesday, which gives added confidence that Gasol could be back in the lineup for the first time since leaving Sunday's game early with a case of vertigo. Should Gasol sit out then consider using Chris Kaman in your DFS contest(s). Kaman is averaging 14.8 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 2.8 assists in the four starts since Gasol has been out.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Fernando Rodney has hit a recent rough patch, but said he's put it behind him.
Rodney's closing job is in danger right now, as they 38-year old has already blown a save and has given up in seven runs 3 1/3 innings. Carson Smith could be next in line for saves should Rodney be removed from the job, though Yoervis Medina is another option in the back of the bullpen. As a closer, Rodney will have to have a short term memory and put the issues behind him, as he has a great track record and the stuff is still there for him to succeed in the ninth inning. Analysis: Ben Diamond