Lakers' Dennis Schroder (protocols) expected to miss 10-14 days

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Dennis Schroder is expected to miss 10-to-14 days due to health and safety protocols, sources tell Shams Charania and Bill Oram of The Athletic.

What It Means:

Alex Caruso started in place of Schroder on Sunday and scored 7 points (3-of-9 field goals) with 4 rebounds, 5 assists, and a 3-pointer over 26 minutes. Ben McLemore and Talen Horton-Tucker could also take on additional minutes while Schroder is out. The Lakers play again on Monday against the Denver Nuggets in the second leg of a back-to-back.

Caruso scored 18.3 FanDuel points on Sunday and he has a $3,700 salary on Monday's eight-game slate. Over the last 15 games, the Nuggets are allowing the third-most points and fifth-most 3-pointers to the point guard position, as well as the sixth-most rebounds.