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Boozer returned to the starting lineup Wednesday against the Grizzlies after sitting out Sunday's loss to the Nuggets with a sore left shoulder, but struggled, scoring just four points (2-6 FG, 0-2 FT) with six rebounds and one assist in 21 minutes.

Owners of Boozer will be hoping that the poor showing is more to do with the shoulder than anything else, as this pedestrian line was his worst performance of the season. For the season, Boozer is averaging 12.6 points and 6.4 rebounds on 48 percent shooting from the field and really only contributes in those three categories. If coach Byron Scott were to make a change to the starting lineup and Boozer was demoted, his fantasy value would evaporate in most formats.

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Boozer (shoulder) will start Wednesday against the Grizzlies, ESPN Radio Los Angeles reports.

Boozer was considered a candidate to play Wednesday, and it now appears that he will indeed do so. With his return, Ed Davis will move back to the bench, with Boozer likely stealing a good chunk of his minutes. It's unclear if Boozer will be 100 percent, but he has averaged 13.3 points and 6.5 boards in 28 minutes this season.

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Boozer (shoulder) could return Wednesday against the Grizzlies, with Lakers coach Byron Scott sounding "optimistic" about Boozer's chances to play, Eric Pincus of The Los Angeles Times reports.

Boozer did not practice Monday, and this is certainly no guarantee that he'll play Wednesday, but it's certainly good news for owners. Boozer has averaged 13.3 points on 49 percent shooting this season with the Lakers and has pulled down 6.5 rebounds.

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Boozer (shoulder) did not practice Monday due to soreness in his shoulder.

Boozer was held out of Saturday's practice and did not play in Sunday's overtime loss to the Nuggets. The injury doesn't look to be anything serious, but Boozer should still be considered questionable to play Wednesday against Memphis until the team says otherwise. Ed Davis (ankle) got the start in Boozer's place Sunday, and that will likely be the case again if Boozer is unable to go.

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Boozer (shoulder) will not play Sunday against the Nuggets, Mike Trudell of Lakers.com reports.

Boozer, who missed practice Saturday, will miss his first game of the season due to shoulder soreness. Ed Davis will get the start in his place, and Robert Sacre could see increased minutes off the bench.

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Boozer (shoulder) did not practice Saturday, the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

It doesn't sound as if Boozer is in any real danger of missing Sunday's game against the Nuggets, as his bout of shoulder soreness is not believed to be a serious issue. The 33-year-old turned in a pair of double-doubles earlier in the week but recorded just one rebound in 20 minutes Friday against Dallas.

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Boozer scored 12 points (5-15 FG, 2-3 FT), with 13 rebounds and one assist in 30 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Rockets.

Boozer has posted back-to-back double-double's currently, and he seems to be finding his role in this Lakers' offense. If he continues to play at this level then he'll be an interesting fantasy option.

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Boozer posted 20 points (8-13 FG, 4-5 FT), eight rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes during the Lakers'107-102 loss versus the Grizzlies on Tuesday.

It was arguably Boozer's best showing of the season, and had he not fouled out he'd have seen more playing time. Though coach Byron Scott recently called Boozer out for his defense, the Lakers simply lack the depth with Julius Randle (leg) out for the season to keep Boozer from seeing steady minutes, and he'll likely remain a decent option in most leagues so long as he's playing close to 30 minutes per game.

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Boozer, who was known as a defensive liability during his time in Chicago, was called out by coach Byron Scott for his defensive work, InsideSoCal.com reports.

Although Scott said "He (Boozer) know he can play better and I expect him to play better", Scott also added that he won't make any changes to the lineup unless problems persists after 15-20 games, meaning Boozer will remain the starting power forward over Ed Davis, who has been outplaying the veteran so far this season. Boozer should still be held onto in most leagues until he gets comfortable in the Lakers' system.

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Boozer scored 17 points (7-13 FG, 3-3 FT) with seven rebounds, two assists, and one steal in just 27 minutes Tuesday as the starting power forward.

With Julius Randle (tibia) now sidelined for several months, Boozer's name will be inked into the starting lineup. Ed Davis and Ryan Kelly (hamstring) will be his backups, but Boozer should see a heavy dose of minutes and is a must-own player in all but the shallowest of leagues.