Trans. Oct 19 9:16 ET (Oct 19 9:16 ET ) LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kobe Bryant scored 26 points and Carlos Boozer added 19, leading the Los Angeles Lakers to a 98-91 preseason victory over the Utah Jazz on Sunday night.
Carlos Boozer played 28 minutes against one of his former teams on Thursday during a 119-86 loss, scoring 17 points with three rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block.
The Scoop:He's posting some decent scoring lines in the preseason, but the Lakers look lost on defense. Boozer isn't going to be a highly-coveted guy in your draft, but he should put up some nice points and boards totals.
Carlos Boozer scored 16 points with three rebounds, two assists and two steals against the Warriors on Thursday.
The Scoop:He fared much better than his six-point game in the opener. Boozer had a minor injury while on defense, but it didn't cost him any playing time. If you're fine with no blocks or assists from Boozer, he's worth a look late in drafts.
The Scoop:While many around the league think Boozer is in the twilight of his NBA career, the 32-year-old sees things differently. "People think I got nothing left in the tank," he said at Lakers' media day. "But I got a full tank in my tank, and I'm looking forward to proving that." While Boozer will have to battle Julius Randle, Jordan Hill, and others for minutes in the Lakers' frontcourt, he should still see enough minutes to provide serviceable fantasy value as a late-round draft pick.
The Scoop:This has been the expected lineup for a few weeks and Johnson's ability on defense will likely help him get run. However, he's not going to get the ball much and will likely just be taking 3-pointers. He's not quite worth drafting in most leagues.