Kyle Kuzma News

Kyle Kuzma    F  Lakers

 

 

Kuzma sprained his left metacarpal phalangeal joint during Wednesday's game against the Thunder and will not return, Mike Trudell of Lakers.com reports. The severity of the injury is unclear at this point, but the Lakers were comfortably behind, so it's possible the decision to rule him out for the remainder of the contest was precautionary. More should be known once he's further evaluated. Kuzma recorded seven points (3-9 FG) 1-5 3Pt), two assists, one rebound and one steal prior to exiting with the injury.

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Jan 17 - 10:13 PM

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Kyle Kuzma (left hand) went to the locker room in the fourth quarter on Wednesday and will not return. It's being called a sprain to his metacarpal-phalangeal joint, which is basically where the pinkie meets the palm. The Lakers are down big in the fourth, so Kuzma not returning isn't really big news. He checked out with seven points, one rebound, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes. We should get an update after the game or tomorrow, but expect Kuzma to be day-to-day for now.

Rotoworld

Jan 17 - 10:00 PM

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Kuzma (finger) is hopeful to play Friday against the Pacers, Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN.com reports. Kuzma sprained his left metacarpal phalangeal joint during Wednesday's loss to the Thunder, though it doesn't appear to be anything overly serious. While the rookie said his hand was sore following the contest, there was no swelling and given the injury is to his non-shooting hand, he may not be forced to miss any action. His availability for Friday should clear up following Thursday's practice.

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Jan 16 - 11:41 PM

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Kuzma scored 18 points (6-16 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding seven rebounds, five assists and two steals across 29 minutes in Monday's 123-114 loss to the Grizzlies. Kuzma has been coming off the bench for the most part since January 5th, but it has not diminished his playing time as he has averaged 28.2 minutes since then. He continues his solid rookie campaign by proving he can hit the three and contributing in the other to major categories, mainly rebounds. The assist total Monday night tied his highest for the season, so if Kuzma can prove he can facilitate as well as get to the basket and score, he will become a more all-around and feared player.

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Jan 15 - 9:02 PM

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Kyle Kuzma hit 6-of-16 shots and four 3-pointers for 18 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals in 29 minutes off the Lakers bench in a 123-114 loss to the Grizzlies on Monday. There's not much to say here. This is what Kuzma does, although he did get a lot more run than Julius Randle tonight and got some extra touches with Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball in street clothes. Kuzma looks like the steal of the NBA Draft and one of the waiver-wire pickups of the year in fantasy leagues where he went undrafted.

Rotoworld

Jan 15 - 8:29 PM

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Kuzma contributed 18 points (8-13 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 36 minutes during Saturday's 107-101 win over the Mavericks. Kuzma recorded his 10th double-double of the campaign while earning his heaviest load of playing time since Dec. 31. During the first five games of 2018 Kuzma had not received 30 minutes once, but he has now seen at least that many minutes in both of the last two tilts. He was bound to hit the rookie wall at some point, but it seems as though Kuzma's recent demotion to the bench won't necessarily mean a reduced role for him going forward.

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Jan 13 - 7:40 PM

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Kyle Kuzma double-doubled in 35 minutes off the bench on Saturday, tallying 18 points, 10 rebounds, one 3-pointer, three assists, one steal and two turnovers. Kuzma was on fire to start the game, and he didnโ€™t even miss his first shot until late in the third quarter, finishing 8-of-13 from the field and 1-of-2 from the charity stripe. Brandon Ingram exited the game with an ankle sprain, and Larry Nance Jr. hit the sidelines after a cut opened up above his eye, so Kuzma be in line for big minutes on Monday if both those guys are out.

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Jan 13 - 5:38 PM

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Kyle Kuzma came off the bench to hit 4-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for nine points, five rebounds, three assists, three steals and a block in 24 minutes on Tuesday. Kuzma has been overshadowed by Julius Randle lately and is averaging just 10.2 points over his last five. He averaged 19.5 points in January and 18.2 points in November, but Randle is the guy starting and getting big minutes right now. If you can still trade Kuzma based on his name value, now might be the time to get it done before other owners figure out that it's currently the Randle show in L.A.

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Jan 10 - 1:32 AM

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Kyle Kuzma had a solid game off the Lakers' bench on Sunday with 14 points, six rebounds, three assists and one block in 24 minutes. L.A. needed a victory and they found a perfect victim in the Hawks, who dropped to 3-18 on the road after tonight's game. Kuzma shot 6-of-12 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line, but it's worth noting that the Lakers tied their season-high with 132 points tonight, so double-digit scoring lines weren't hard to come by. His value is depleted with the Lakers' frontcourt at full strength, but Kuzma's owners still have plenty of cause for optimism.

Rotoworld

Jan 08 - 1:54 AM

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Kyle Kuzma had a solid game off the Lakers' bench on Sunday with 14 points, six rebounds, three assists and one block in 24 minutes. L.A. needed a victory and they found a perfect victim in the Hawks, who dropped to 3-18 on the road after tonight's game. Kuzma shot 6-of-12 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line, but it's worth noting that the Lakers tied their season-high with 132 points tonight, so double-digit scoring lines weren't hard to come by. His value is depleted with the Lakers' frontcourt at full strength, but Kuzma's owners still have plenty of cause for optimism.

Rotoworld

Jan 08 - 1:54 AM

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