Josh Hart
Josh Hart
23-Year-Old GuardG
Los Angeles Lakers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Hart, after four seasons at Villanova, was the 30th overall pick in last year’s draft. During his senior campaign, he was given the Julius Erving (Best Small Forward) Award, averaging 18.7 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.6 steals. He also flashed impressive range, hitting 2.1 threes per tilt at 40.4 percent. Hart posted 7.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists per contest for the Lakers during his rookie campaign, but was especially impressive towards the end of the year. During his final 18 appearances (13 starts), he averaged 14.1 points (50.6 FG%, 44.0 3P%), 7.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.0 steal across 33.3 minutes -- showing off the potential he demonstrated in college. However, he was given that workload largely due to a myriad of injuries on the Lakers. That factor, combined with LeBron James (plus other veterans) joining the team, could result in Hart trending closer to 20 minutes per game rather than 30. Assuming that’s the case, the second-year man can probably be avoided in most standard Fantasy formats. Read Past Outlooks
Starts new season with hot hand
GLos Angeles Lakers
October 19, 2018
Hart registered 20 points (8-12 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-3 FT), four rebounds, one assist, three steals and two blocks across 27 minutes in the Lakers' 128-119 loss to the Trail Blazers on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
Hart's scoring tally led the bench and was second only to LeBron James' for the Lakers on the night. The second-year guard was a revelation last season while shooting an impressive 46.9 percent across 63 games (23 starts), and he's expected to provide some serious scoring punch off the second unit this season as part of the team's increasingly deep backcourt rotation. Hart's minutes allotment in the opener was encouraging, although it remains to be seen how that playing time will fluctuate as the season unfolds.
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
After leading Villanova to a national title the year before, Hart had an impressive follow-up campaign with the Wildcats as a senior, averaging 18.9 points and 6.4 rebounds per game while shooting above 40 percent from 3-point range for the second time in his college career. That production was enough to keep him in the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft, with the Jazz selecting the shooting guard with the 30th overall pick before trading him to the Lakers. Hart was limited to just two appearances in the Las Vegas Summer League due to an ankle sprain, but he should be back to full health by the time training camp rolls around. While Hart will be given a chance to compete for a rotation spot in the preseason, he'll likely find himself behind at least Lonzo Ball, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Jordan Clarkson on the depth chart right away, making it more likely than not that the 22-year-old rides the bench early on as a professional in between stints with the G League's South Bay Lakers.
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Out Friday
GLos Angeles Lakers
October 12, 2018
Hart will not play Friday against the Warriors, Kyle Goon of the Southern California News Group reports.
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Will play limited minutes Wednesday
GLos Angeles Lakers
October 10, 2018
Hart (hamstring) has been cleared to play in Wednesday's preseason game against the Warriors, but is only expected to see limited minutes, Kyle Goon of Southern California News Group reports.
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Game-time call Wednesday
GLos Angeles Lakers
Hamstring
October 10, 2018
Hart (hamstring) is a game-time decision for Wednesday's preseason game against the Warriors, Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN.com reports.
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Misses practice, questionable for Wednesday
GLos Angeles Lakers
Hamstring
October 9, 2018
Hart (hamstring) was held out of Tuesday's practice and is listed as questionable for Wednesday's preseason matchup with the Warriors, Mike Trudell of Lakers.com reports.
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Tweaks hamstring at practice
GLos Angeles Lakers
Hamstring
October 8, 2018
Hart tweaked his hamstring during Monday's practice, Mike Trudell of Lakers.com reports.
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