Kyle Kuzma News

Kyle Kuzma    F  Lakers

 

 

Kyle Kuzma dropped 30 points to lead the Lakers past the Blazers in a 110-98 win in the Vegas Summer League Final. Kuzma was named to the All-NBA Summer League second team with averages of 20.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 3.0 treys, 1.2 steals and 1.5 blocks in his previous six games, but he was asked to do even more with Lonzo Ball (calf) on the shelf tonight. He nailed six 3-pointers on the night and finished 11-of-16 from the field with 10 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block, picking up the Finals MVP Award in the process. He's in a nice spot with the Lakers rebuilding, so expect the rookie to see minutes right out of the gate behind Julius Randle.

Jul 17 - 11:54 PM

Kyle Kuzma    F  Lakers

 

 

Kyle Kuzma distinguished himself again on Sunday with a game-high 24 points, five 3-pointers, five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block, helping L.A. advance to the finals on Monday. The No. 27 pick has feasted in Summer League by running the court and scoring off Lonzo Ball's passes, but he's also knocking down 3-pointers and showing proficiency in the paint. The Lakers continue to tout his versatility and it sounds like he can quickly carve out minutes as a backup on a rebuilding team.

Jul 16 - 10:14 PM

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Kyle Kuzma scored 26 points with three rebounds, four assists, two steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers against the Nets on Saturday. Once again, he lit it up as a scorer and brought a little bit of everything to get him to the game high. During the ESPN broadcast, coach Luke Walton talked up Kuzma big time even before he went off late. Walton said he loves how Kuzma guards so many positions, runs the floor, talks on defense, makes great passes and can score the ball. After the game, Lonzo Ball said he didn't know what other teams were thinking for passing on him. He'll still have to make even more progress in camp, but clearly the Lakers are loving what the 2017 27th pick brings to the table.

Jul 16 - 12:06 AM

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Kyle Kuzma continued his strong showing in Las Vegas with 20 points, two rebounds, three assists, one steal, two blocks and four 3-pointers in a win over the Cavs on Thursday. The Lakers front office talked him up big time last month, but Kuzma continues to get buckets and show tremendous rapport with Lonzo Ball. Some of his looks have been wide open, but Kuzma's shot selection has been among the best for players with a double-digit scoring average in Vegas. If he keeps it up, he'll be in the rotation during his rookie season.

Jul 14 - 12:20 AM

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Kyle Kuzma (cramps) was back in action on Wednesday with 13 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, two blocks, one steal and one 3-pointer. Kuzma has emerged as an every-night threat in the Summer League, and the cramps that recently sidelined him obviously weren't serious. He's developing nice chemistry with Lonzo Ball, but L.A.'s second-round pick still has his work cut out to deserve fantasy owners' attention in typical formats.

Jul 13 - 12:27 AM

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Kyle Kuzma (cramps) is expected to play against the 76ers on Wednesday. After the Utah rookie lit it up for 31 points on Saturday, he did not play on Monday. Kuzma's offensive arsenal has been on display with scoring inside and outside while he's also been solid on the glass. The Lakers continue to talk him up for his positional flexibility, so expect him to get the ball a ton tonight.

ESPN.com

Jul 12 - 2:35 PM

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Kyle Kuzma (cramps) went through a light practice with the Lakers on Tuesday. He's going to be re-evaluated ahead of Wednesday's exhibition, but considering he was only dealing with cramps on Monday, he should be good to go on Wednesday night.

ESPN

Jul 11 - 5:28 PM

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Kyle Kuzma (cramps) will not play in Monday's Summer League game against the Kings. Kuzma would likely fight through the cramps if this were a regular-season game, but it's pointless to play at less than 100 percent in exhibition contests. Kuzma will be re-evaluated on Wednesday.

Mike Trudell on Twitter

Jul 10 - 5:23 PM

Kyle Kuzma    F  Lakers

 

 

Kyle Kuzma scored 31 points against the Celtics on Saturday, adding nine rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and five 3-pointers in 33 minutes. Lonzo Ball is going to get all the love for his trip-dub, but Kuzma was easily the best Laker on the floor. He did a little bit of everything on offense, making 12-of-26 from the field with 10 attempts from deep. Kuzma was a productive scorer at Utah last year with a team-high 16.4 points per game, but his jumper wasn't a strength and he may have taken advantage of the smaller competition. Considering the Lakers are going young this year, the No. 27 pick has a shot at minutes as the season goes along.

Jul 08 - 10:44 PM

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Lakers GM Rob Pelinka likes the energy and tenacity that rookie Kyle Kuzma brings to the court. "The thing we walked away with is he just has an energy about him, and that also translates to the court," the GM said. "He’s incredibly light on his feet, makes great decisions. Versatility has been a big guide for us...He’s long, he’s athletic, and I think he’s going to continue to work on his defense and his shooting." It's clear the new Lakers front office is putting a renewed emphasis on work ethic and character as defining points in their culture.

NBA.com

Jun 30 - 7:41 PM

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RT @LegionHoops: ICYMI: Kyle Kuzma has signed a deal with Nike. Congrats, @kylekuzma! πŸ’° https://t.co/S6pAknXlBI
RT @LegionHoops: ICYMI: Kyle Kuzma has signed a deal with Nike. Congrats, @kylekuzma! πŸ’° https://t.co/S6pAknXlBI
RT @LegionHoops: ICYMI: Kyle Kuzma has signed a deal with Nike. Congrats, @kylekuzma! πŸ’° https://t.co/S6pAknXlBI
RT @LegionHoops: ICYMI: Kyle Kuzma has signed a deal with Nike. Congrats, @kylekuzma! πŸ’° https://t.co/S6pAknXlBI
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RT @LegionHoops: ICYMI: Kyle Kuzma has signed a deal with Nike. Congrats, @kylekuzma! πŸ’° https://t.co/S6pAknXlBI
RT @LegionHoops: ICYMI: Kyle Kuzma has signed a deal with Nike. Congrats, @kylekuzma! πŸ’° https://t.co/S6pAknXlBI
RT @LegionHoops: ICYMI: Kyle Kuzma has signed a deal with Nike. Congrats, @kylekuzma! πŸ’° https://t.co/S6pAknXlBI
RT @LegionHoops: ICYMI: Kyle Kuzma has signed a deal with Nike. Congrats, @kylekuzma! πŸ’° https://t.co/S6pAknXlBI
RT @LegionHoops: ICYMI: Kyle Kuzma has signed a deal with Nike. Congrats, @kylekuzma! πŸ’° https://t.co/S6pAknXlBI
RT @LegionHoops: ICYMI: Kyle Kuzma has signed a deal with Nike. Congrats, @kylekuzma! πŸ’° https://t.co/S6pAknXlBI