Jared Dudley
Jared Dudley
35-Year-Old ForwardF
Los Angeles Lakers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The 12-year vet agreed to a one-year, $2.6 million contract with the Lakers this offseason after playing a key bench role for the surprisingly successful Nets last season. In 20.7 minutes per tilt, Dudley averaged 4.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists on 42.3 percent shooting from the floor and 35.1 percent from three-point range. Dudley brings veteran leadership and quality three-point shooting (career 38.4 three-point percentage) to the Lakers -- attributes LeBron James has coveted throughout his career. Dudley figures to serve as the backup power forward to Anthony Davis, where he could see some run with the second unit. Expectations should be tempered, as Dudley has not averaged better than 7.0 points and 3.5 rebounds in the same season since 2015, and in 25 starts for Brooklyn last season, his numbers only marginally improved from his season averages. He'll be a valuable real-life component to the Lakers this season, but he can be ignored in most fantasy formats. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $2.56 million contract with the Lakers in June of 2019.
Personal Bio

Jared Anthony Dudley was born in San Diego on July 10, 1995 to Melinda Schall and Anthony Dudley. He has an older brother, Milan. Dudley has made appearances on ESPN's "First Take" and has served as a guest host on multiple local sports shows. He also appeared in the 2013 comedy film "Movie 43" as a basketball player named Moses. He participated in a public service announcement along with former teammate Grant Hill for the "Think B4 You Speak" campaign, an award-winning program in conjunction with the NBA, GLSEN and Ad Council that aims to address the use of anti-gay language by teens. Dudley earned a bachelor's degree from Boston College's College of Arts and Science. Dudley has become a fan favorite for his frequent ticket giveaways via Twitter. Learn more about Dudley by following him on Twitter at @JaredDudley619.

College/International Summary

Dudley was a four-year starter for Boston College under coach Al Skinner and the Eagles made the NCAA Tournament in each season. The 6-foot-7 forward started next to forward Craig Smith as a freshman and put up 11.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists. The Eagles earned a No. 6 seed in the 2004 NCAA Tournament and Dudley posted 13 points, nine rebounds and three assists in a second-round loss to Georgia Tech. The team finished in first place in their last season in the Big East behind 16.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists from Dudley. He was an All-Big East First-Team performer. The Eagles once again reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament, and the forward averaged 20.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists. He continued to perform as the team moved to the ACC. In his junior season, Dudley averaged 16.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists as BC advanced to the Sweet 16. Dudley won ACC Player of the Year as a senior when he provided 19.0 points (including 44.3 percent on three-pointers), 8.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists. Prior to suffering a stress fracture in his senior season, Dudley had started 100 straight games. He scored 19 points in both NCAA Tournament games. Dudley was taken 22nd overall in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Bobcats.

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FLos Angeles Lakers
February 28, 2020
Dudley played seven minutes off the bench in Thursday's 116-86 win over the Warriors, finishing with zero points (0-1 FG), two rebounds, one assist and one steal.
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LeBron James' (groin) absence didn't open up a rotation spot for Dudley, who went unused until the final 6:43 of the fourth quarter, when the Lakers were up 29 points. The 34-year-old brings most of his value these days in the locker room rather than as an on-court contributor.
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2018

Dudley played his 12th NBA season as a member of the Brookyln Nets and took on a leadership role both on the court and in the locker room. He played 59 games with the Nets, 25 as a starter. His solid defense and outside shooting helped the Nets make an unexpected playoff run. Dudley averaged 4.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists over 20.7 minutes per contest for Brooklyn. On the defensive end, the veteran contributed 0.6 steals and 0.3 blocks per game. He made 0.9 threes per tilt at a 35.1 percent rate and was able to add some needed scoring to the second unit. His season high was 16 points, which he achieved twice. Dudley started two games and played in two additional games as a reserve for Brooklyn in the first round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs against the Philadelphia 76ers. He averaged 20.6 minutes in the series, contributing 3.0 points and 2.8 assists per contest. In Game 4, he tallied eight points and five assists along with a steal and a block.

2017

Dudley's 2017-18 campaign was marred by injury and illness. As a result, he played in only 48 games. That number was the lowest of his career, as was his 14.3 minutes per game average. On the season, the veteran posted per-game averages of 3.2 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists. He shot 39.3 percent from the field and 36.3 percent from three-point range. Dudley registered double-digit points five times during the season. Among those performances was a 13-point, five-rebound, four-assist effort against Miami on Nov. 8. The Boston College product set a season-high with nine assists against Milwaukee on Jan. 22, falling one dime shy of his career high. On March 13, he grabbed nine rebounds -- a season high -- against Cleveland. Defensively, Dudley finished with seven games of two steals during the campaign.

2016

After playing for three different clubs in his previous three campaigns, Jared Dudley returned to Phoenix for the 2016-17 season. He played in 64 games, making seven starts. On the season, he posted per-game averages of 6.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists. Dudley shot 45.4 percent from the field, including 37.9 percent from behind the arc. On Mar. 24, he tied a career-high with 10 assists against the Boston Celtics. Dudley grabbed a season-best nine rebounds while scoring 15 points against the Rockets on Apr. 2. He made four three-pointers on three separate occasions, including a 19-point, five-rebound performance in a win over Detroit on Nov. 9. The Boston College product also notched three steals three times during the campaign. In arguably his best all-around game of the season, Dudley tallied 19 points, seven rebounds and six assists against Golden State on April 5. He converted 8-of-14 shots in that contest, including 3-of-6 from three point land.

2015

In July of 2015, Dudley was traded from Milwaukee to Washington. He functioned mostly as a power forward during the 2015-16 campaign and played in 81 games. Dudley's role was nearly an even split as he started 41 games and came off the bench in 40 contests. On the season, he averaged 25.9 minutes per contest, his highest mark in three years. Dudley posted per-game averages of 7.9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists with Washington, his best numbers since his final season with Phoenix. He also made 42 percent of his three-point attempts, seventh-best in the league. Dudley twice scored 19 points in a single contest during the campaign, including a 19-point, nine-rebound performance against the Hornets on Dec. 19. On Feb. 23, he set a season high by draining six three-pointers in a win over the Pelicans. That contest was one of 11 during the season in which he made three or more treys. He also collected four steals on three separate occasions, including a 12-point, four-rebound, four-assist effort against Denver on Jan. 28.

2014

The Los Angeles Clippers traded Jared Dudley to the Milwaukee Bucks following the 2013-14 season. With the Bucks, the veteran played in 72 contests, making 22 starts. He posted across-the-board improvements over his previous campaign, averaging 7.2 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. He also averaged one three-pointer per contest while shooting 38.5 percent from deep. Dudley posted a perfect shooting line in a Dec. 26 win over Atlanta, making all 10 of his field-goal attempts including four three-pointers. It was the first time in NBA history that a player attempted 10 or more shots and three or more treys without a miss. Dudley posted a season-high nine rebounds while scoring 17 points in a victory over the Hornets on Dec. 29. In the postseason, Dudley played in all six of Milwaukee's first-round games against the Bulls. He averaged 6.7 points, 1.8 rebounds and 2.0 steals in the series. In a Game 4 victory, he scored 13 points and collected five assists along with two steals.

2013

After making a name for himself in Phoenix, Dudley was traded to the Clippers prior to the 2013-14 season. He played in 74 games with the Clippers, making 43 starts and averaging 23.4 minutes per contest. Dudley posted per-game averages of 6.9 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists with Los Angeles. He shot 43.8 percent from the field, including 36.0 percent from three-point range. He scored a season-high 21 points against the Bulls on Nov. 24, making 8-of-10 shots from the field including 4-of-5 from deep. On Dec. 16, he pulled down a season-high seven rebounds while scoring 14 points and collecting two steals in a win over the Spurs. He collected four steals on two separate occasions, both Clippers wins. In another Los Angeles victory, Dudley drained 6-of-9 three-point attempts en route to 20 points against the Hornets on Jan. 1. With the Clippers. Dudley participated in the playoffs for the first time since the 2009-10 campaign. He played in seven postseason contests, averaging 1.3 points and 0.9 rebounds per game.

2012

The 2012-13 season was a year of transition for Phoenix as the team parted ways with longtime stars Steve Nash and Grant Hill. In turn, Jared Dudley was named a co-captain of the squad and continued to take on a significant role, starting 50 of the 79 games in which he played. He posted a career-high 2.6 assists per game while chipping in 10.9 points and 3.1 rebounds. Dudley also continued to be a threat from deep, averaging 1.3 treys per contest and making 39.1 percent of his three-point attempts. He scored a career-high 36 points against the Knicks on Dec. 26, making five treys and shooting 11-for-17 from the field. On Jan. 9 he collected his 12th career triple-double with a 14-point, 10-rebound performance against Boston.

2011

For the first time in his career, Jared Dudley was primarily a starter during the 2011-12 campaign. He missed only one game and logged a career-high 31.1 minutes per contest. Dudley took advantage of his growing role and finished with the best numbers of his career, notching per-game highs in points (12.7), rebounds (4.6) and assists (1.7). He also registered a career-best 48.5 field-goal percentage. Dudley made a position change during the season, playing a majority of his games as a shooting guard. The Boston University product collected two double-doubles on the season, including a 20-point, 10-rebound performance in a win over the Suns on Feb. 11. He scored a season-high 28 points and grabbed nine boards against Minnesota on March 12.

2010

For the second straight season, Jared Dudley played in all 82 games during the 2010-11 campaign. His role with the Suns continued to evolve as he started 15 contests and averaged a career-high 26.1 minutes per game. For the first time in his career, Dudley averaged double-digit scoring with 10.6 points per contest. He continued to post strong shooting numbers as well, converting 47.7 percent of his field goal attempts and 41.5 percent of his shots from deep. The Boston College product registered two double-doubles on the season, including a 12-rebound performance against Miami on Dec. 23 in which he scored a career-high 33 points. On April 11, he tied a career high with five steals while scoring scoring 26 points and making all five of his three-point attempts in a win over Minnesota.

2009

Jared Dudley took on an expanded bench role during his second second with the Phoenix Suns. He played in all 82 regular-season games and averaged a career-high 24.3 minutes per contest. He also posted career highs in almost every statistical category, including points per game (8.2), assists per game (1.4), steals per game (1.0) and three-pointers per game (1.5). His shooting from deep was a great fit in Phoenix's fast-paced offense as Dudley converted 45.8 percent of his three-point attempts, fourth-best in the league. During the postseason, Dudley played in 16 games as Phoenix advanced to the Western Conference Finals. He was a key contributor off the bench throughout the playoffs, averaging 7.6 points and 3.8 rebounds per contest while making 42.4 percent of his attempts from deep.

2008

Jared Dudley began his sophomore NBA campaign by starting seven of his first 20 games with Charlotte. In those contests, he averaged 5.4 points and 3.0 rebounds. The forward was then traded to the Phoenix Suns on Dec. 10 with Jason Richardson and a draft pick for Raja Bell, Boris Diaw and Sean Singletary. Dudley appeared in 48 games for Phoenix and averaged 5.5 points and 3.0 rebounds per contest. Dudley also showed expanded his shooting range, drilling 26 three-pointers after making only nine during his rookie campaign. The forward notched one double-double during the season -- a 17-point, 11-rebound performance against Sacramento on March 29.

2007

Jared Dudley was drafted by Charlotte with the 22nd pick in the 2007 NBA Draft. He played 73 games during his rookie campaign -- including 14 starts -- and averaged 19 minutes per contest. The Boston College product posted per-game averages of 5.8 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists per contest. He shot a solid 46.8 percent from the field, 22.0 percent from behind the arc and 73.7 percent from the charity stripe. Dudley totaled four double-doubles during his rookie campaign, including a 10-point, 18-rebound effort in a win over Golden State on Mar. 5. He scored a season-high 19 points in a victory over Indiana on Apr. 12.

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Transaction History
  • June 28, 2007
    Drafted by the Charlotte Bobcats in the 1st round (22nd pick) of the 2007 NBA Draft. He later signed a rookie deal.
  • December 10, 2008
    Traded by the Charlotte Bobcats with Jason Richardson and a 2010 2nd-round draft pick (Gani Lawal was later selected) to the Phoenix Suns for Raja Bell, Boris Diaw and Sean Singletary.
  • November 1, 2010
    Signed a five-year rookie extension with the Phoenix Suns.
  • July 10, 2013
    As part of a three-team trade, traded by the Phoenix Suns to the Los Angeles Clippers. The Los Angeles Clippers traded a 2016 2nd-round draft pick (Marcus Paige was later selected) to the Milwaukee Bucks; the Los Angeles Clippers traded Eric Bledsoe and Caron Butler to the Phoenix Suns; the Milwaukee Bucks traded J.J. Redick to the Los Angeles Clippers; and the Phoenix Suns traded a 2014 2nd-round draft pick (Lamar Patterson was later selected) to the Milwaukee Bucks.
  • August 26, 2014
    Traded by the Los Angeles Clippers with a protected 2017 1st-round draft pick (OG Anunoby was later selected) to the Milwaukee Bucks for Carlos Delfino, Miroslav Raduljica and a 2016 2nd-round draft pick (Marcus Paige was later selected).
  • July 9, 2015
    Traded by the Milwaukee Bucks to the Washington Wizards for a 2020 2nd-round draft pick. Top-55 protections were removed as part of trade on Dec. 7, 2018.
  • July 8, 2016
    Signed a three-year contract with the Phoenix Suns.
  • July 20, 2018
    Traded by the Phoenix Suns with a 2021 2nd-round draft pick to the Brooklyn Nets for Darrell Arthur. The 2021 2nd-round pick is top-35 protected.
  • July 7, 2019
    Signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.
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Dudley, due to a persistent illness and several DNP-CDs, appeared in just 64 games last season. He played a significant role for the Suns when he took the floor, however, seeing 21.3 minutes per game and even drawing seven starts. He underwent a procedure on his toe over the summer, so there remains a possibility he won’t be active for training camp or Day 1 of the regular season. The Suns are also in a youthful rebuilding effort, and with 32-year-old Dudley playing positions where the team has depth, his workload from last season is in jeopardy. He’ll be competing against the likes of Josh Jackson, T.J. Warren, Marquese Chriss and Dragan Bender for playing time. Dudley wasn’t the most productive player in his reserve role either, posting 6.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists per contest. Overall, it seems safe to conclude that his Fantasy value has plateaued, but is likely declining heading into the 2017-18 campaign.
When Kris Humphries failed to develop into a stretch four the Wizards could depend on last season, Dudley was eventually tabbed for those duties in the starting lineup, despite being listed at just 6-foot-7. Dudley made up for his lack of size by providing a much more legitimate threat from downtown, with his 42 percent mark representing his best figure since hitting 45.8 percent of his three-pointers in 2009-10. While Dudley struggled to match up with bigger forwards on the defensive end, he made up for it with his efficient offensive play, finishing the campaign with averages of 7.9 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.2 three-pointers and 0.9 steals in 25.9 minutes per game across 81 appearances. Playing alongside a top-tier point guard in John Wall certainly helped Dudley see more open looks than he had in previous seasons, but he won’t take too much of a hit with the move to Phoenix, where a now-healthy Eric Bledsoe had been playing at an All-Star caliber level before suffering a season-ending meniscus tear last February. In his new locale, Dudley is expected to slide into the starting role at power forward, where he should provide a quality complement to Tyson Chandler, who plays near the rim on both ends of the floor. For at least the early portion of the new season, it’s expected that Dudley’s playing time will be similar to what he received in Washington last season, but his minutes will likely trend downward in the second half as the Suns look to clear room for rookie power forwards Dragan Bender and Marquese Chriss, who were both selected with top-10 picks in June’s draft.
After serving as a veteran presence for the young Bucks in 2014-15, Dudley made his way to Washington to serve a similar role. He often played undersized/stretch power forward for the Bucks, and he may get to reprise that role to some effect as a Wizard. Dudley will also likely be asked to tutor Otto Porter to help get the young forward ready for prime time. For Milwaukee, the 30-year-old averaged 7.2 points, 1.0 three-pointer, 3.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.0 steals, and 0.2 blocks in 24 minutes. He played in 72 games with 22 starts. Dudley converted 47 percent from the field and 72 percent from the line. He had a memorable game on Dec. 26 in a win over the Hawks in which he hit all 10 of his field goal attempts, including four three-pointers, on his way to a season-high 24 points. Dudley's role with the Bucks was diminished in the second half of the season and he only averaged 18 minutes in the playoff loss to the Bulls. Dudley had surgery on his back in July and was expected to be out for 3-4 months. He may miss the beginning of the season but should be a nice bench player for Washington.
Dudley landed in Milwaukee in late August by way of a trade that sent forward Miroslav Raduljica and spicy swingman Carlos Delfino to the Clippers. While Dudley may seem like an odd pickup for a team in the Bucks' position, he provides veteran leadership and playoff experience to a young core of developing players. Dudley is coming off of a relatively down season with the Clippers in which he appeared in 74 games (starting 43). After three consecutive seasons of double-digit scoring, Dudley's output dropped to 6.9 points per game – his lowest average since the 2008-09 season. The primary reason for the drop-off was a decline in minutes (23 per game), as he saw his playing time dwindle near the end of the season. He was in and out of the lineup throughout the month of April, logging eight DNP-CDs. When the playoffs rolled around, Dudley appeared in just six of Los Angeles' 13 postseason contests, losing minutes to likes of Danny Granger and Darren Collison. Looking for a fresh start with the Bucks, Dudley figures to factor into the lineup at up to three positions. Likely best-suited for the small forward spot, Dudley could also see time at shooting guard and could be used as a stretch-four in certain lineups. A career 40-percent three-point shooter, he'll immediately be one of the Bucks' top threats from beyond the arc.
As has been the refrain for most of his career, Dudley continued to do just about everything well but nothing particularly spectacular with the Suns last season, averaging 10.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 0.9 steals while showing reliability from the field (47 percent) and from three (39 percent). What was perhaps most notable about Dudley's season was a nearly four-minute per game decline in playing time, an especially surprising development considering the Suns lacked any standout wing players. Though it looks as though the Clippers will insert Dudley as their starting small forward, the move to Los Angeles won't necessarily bolster his chances of gathering further playing time, as the Clippers boast arguably the deepest roster in the NBA. Coach Doc Rivers figures to regularly rotate reserves Matt Barnes, Jamal Crawford, Antawn Jamison and Willie Green into action with presumptive wing starters Dudley and J.J. Redick, undermining each player's chances of reaching 30 minutes on a consistent basis. As a result, Dudley's counting stats figure to take a hit, making his fantasy value rooted primarily in his strong shooting marks. With the luxury of working alongside Chris Paul, Dudley could have a chance at approaching the superb 46 percent accuracy from three-point range he displayed in 2009-10 working with another one of the game's better passing point guards in Steve Nash.
Dudley took some small steps forward in his first season as a full-time starter, averaging career highs in points, rebounds, assists and field goal percentage. Dudley seems like the type of player that won’t ever blossom into a star, but he doesn’t have any major red flags in his game. His three-point shooting took a small hit last season, but since he’s shooting 40.9 percent for his career, there’s really not too much reason to complain about the decline. What is worth wondering is the extent to which Dudley’s accomplishments were a product of playing with a pass-first point guard in Steve Nash. With Nash headed to the Lakers this season, new signee Goran Dragic will likely call his own number on offense more often than Nash, but should still get his teammates involved in a similar fashion. While there may be some hiccups in the two players coalescing initially, Dragic and Dudley figure to eventually get comfortable playing alongside each other after the first few weeks of the season. While Dudley isn’t expected to assume a higher scoring load, it wouldn’t be shocking if he posts slight improvement in several categories once again, as it doesn’t appear that he’ll be heavily challenged for playing time.
Dudley was carried in and out of the Suns starting lineup, filling in whenever someone went down with an injury and then selflessly returning to a bench role. With Vince Carter’s contract status up in the air due to the lingering collective bargaining situation in the NBA, it’s anticipated Dudley will claim the starting shooting guard for the Suns this year. Although he played most of his games as Grant Hill’s backup at small forward last season, Dudley was also used as the starting shooting guard in 15 contests. In those games, he averaged 16.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.7 three-pointers, 2.1 steals, 0.4 blocks, and 1.2 turnovers in 34 minutes, and did all that while shooting 52 percent from the field and 46 percent from beyond the arc. If he were able to average those same stats across the course of an 82-game season, Dudley would be one of the better small forwards in the fantasy game.
One gets the sense that the Suns acquired Dudley (during the 2008-09 season, along with Jason Richardson) just to test their ability to turn literally anyone into a perimeter threat. Consider: in four years at Boston College, Dudley shot only 36.5 percent from behind the shorter NCAA three-point line. In his first NBA season, with Charlotte, he shot only 9-of-41 on trey balls, and only 12 percent of his total shots were of the three-point variety. Then, in December of 2008, he was sent to Phoenix and immediately became a bomber, hitting three times as many long balls as the season before in only half the time. Last year, he improved even more, hitting 1.5 threes at a 45.8-percent rate. With Grant Hill and Jason Richardson continuing to man the wings, and Josh Childress and Hedo Turkoglu now in the fold, it's unlikely that Dudley surpasses last season's 24 or so minutes. As a result, he's only useful if you're seriously short on threes.
No player enjoyed the Suns' midseason coaching switch more than Dudley. Acquired as a spare part in the Jason Richardson deal, Dudley found himself getting a regular spot in Alvin Gentry's rotation after Amar'e Stoudemire's injury and responded with 8.3 points and 4.0 boards in 20.5 minutes a night through March and April. With Stoudemire back and Earl Clark now around to fight for the same backup minutes at small and power forward, last year's kick to the finish will probably represent a high water mark for Dudley's time in Phoenix.
Dudley’s the type of player that can find a significant role in Brown’s rotation, using his high basketball acumen and penchant for team play at both ends of the floor. He’s not terribly quick, but uses positioning well on defense. He can pass a little, score a little, rebound a little, but will be fighting for limited backup minutes with Adam Morrison behind Gerald Wallace at small forward. He could be a nice reserve on fantasy teams if he’s getting 25 minutes a night, but will need an injury to get that kind of run.
The 22nd pick in the draft, Dudley was an outstanding college player who might be a man without a position in the NBA. Although he's smart and has great instincts, he may be too small (6-7, 225) to play power forward and not quick enough to play small forward. But he's known as a winner and good team player, so he's got value, though it may not be realized this season.
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FLos Angeles Lakers
January 21, 2020
Dudley has moved back into a reduced role over the Lakers' last two games.
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Seeing very limited minutes
FLos Angeles Lakers
January 2, 2020
Dudley has accounted for 11 minutes of playing time over the Lakers' last six games.
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Will start for Davis
FLos Angeles Lakers
December 17, 2019
Dudley is starting at power forward Tuesday against the Pacers, Bill Oram of The Athletic reports.
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Ejected from Wedesday's game
FLos Angeles Lakers
December 11, 2019
Dudley was ejected from Wednesday's win over the Magic with 7:06 left in the fourth quarter after throwing a punch.
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Registers four minutes in blowout
FLos Angeles Lakers
December 7, 2019
Dudley recorded four minutes of action in Friday's 136-113 victory against the Trail Blazers.
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