Carmelo Anthony (illness) ruled out for Lakers' Friday matchup

Los Angeles Lakers forward Carmelo Anthony (illness) will not play in Friday's game against the New Orleans Pelicans.

What It Means:

Anthony will not be active after the Lakers' veteran came down with an illness. Expect Talen Horton-Tucker to see more minutes off the bench against a Pelicans' unit ranked 17th in defensive rating.

Horton-Tucker's projection includes 7.5 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 2.4 assists.

Source: Kyle Goon