Kyle Kuzma News

Kyle Kuzma    F  Lakers

 

 

Kuzma tallied 22 points (7-15 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 4-7 FT), five assists and three rebounds in 39 minutes during Tuesday's 103-94 victory over Chicago. Kuzma continued his strong start to the season, pouring in another 22 points. He has been a real surprise so far, currently leading the team in scoring with an average of 16.8 points per game. While he does not provide much else, he did collect a season-high five assists, as he looked to get his teammates involved a bit more. Larry Nance (thumb) is due back soon, which could take some time away from Kuzma. However, given his play of late, he is still going to see significant time on the floor, warranting a roster spot in most leagues.

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Nov 22 - 6:50 AM

Kyle Kuzma    F  Lakers

 

 

Kyle Kuzma scored a game-high 22 points in Tuesday's 103-94 comeback win over the Bulls, hitting 7-of-15 shots and 4-of-7 free throws. The Lakers climbed back from a 19-point deficit and Kuzma kept them in striking distance with a monster first half. He finished with five assists, three rebounds, four 3-pointers and two turnovers in 40 minutes. Larry Nance (hand) is targeting a return to the court next week, but it's hard to imagine the Lakers taking Kuzma out of the starting lineup because they need him to space the floor for Lonzo Ball and they need his offense in general -- the Lakers rank 28th in offensive rating this season.

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Nov 22 - 1:13 AM

Kyle Kuzma    F  Lakers

 

 

Kuzma went for 17 points (7-11 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 0-2 FT), three rebounds, three assists and one steal across 26 minutes in Sunday's 127-109 win over the Nuggets. One game after erupting for a career-high 30 points, Kuzma came back down to earth a bit Sunday, but he actually posted his best shooting percentage since Nov. 3. The heralded rookie has rattled off 10 consecutive double-digit scoring efforts and has been good for the occasional double-double as well, rendering him a highly valuable fantasy asset in all formats.

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Nov 20 - 11:21 AM

Kyle Kuzma    F  Lakers

 

 

Kyle Kuzma finished Sunday's win vs. the Nuggets with 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting, three 3-pointers, three rebounds, three assists and one steal in 26 minutes. Luke Walton reportedly "challenged Kuzma to focus on his all-around game" prior to this contest, and he yanked him early tonight after some ill-advised shots. The playing time was easily Kuzma's lowest in November, but nothing suggests this will become a trend. He should easily clear 30 minutes vs. the Bulls on Tuesday.

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Nov 20 - 12:54 AM

Kyle Kuzma    F  Lakers

 

 

Kyle Kuzma scored a career-high 30 points in Friday's 122-113 loss to Phoenix. Wow. He started this game 0-of-6 at halftime, but finished 11-of-23 from the field and 6-of-7 from the line with 10 rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes. This was his sixth game of the season with 20+ points which is more than any other rookie, and there's no way that coach Luke Walton can justify taking him out the starting lineup with Larry Nance (hand) nearing a return. He doesn't get many defensive stats, but he's still a must-start player in all formats.

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Nov 18 - 1:35 AM

Kyle Kuzma    F  Lakers

 

 

Kuzma registered 24 points (9-18 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 5-6 FT), seven rebounds and one assist across 31 minutes in Wednesday's 115-109 loss to the Sixers. The emerging rookie's scoring total checked in second on the Lakers behind Brandon Ingram, and his 50.0 percent shooting was his best effort in that category since Nov. 5 against the Grizzlies. Kuzma has been somewhat inconsistent with his starting opportunities in place of Larry Nance (thumb), as he'd managed no more than 13 points in three of the four games prior to Wednesday. However, his ability to score from anywhere on the floor and put in strong work on the glass continues to afford him substantial upside as long as he keeps seeing enough minutes.

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Nov 16 - 10:26 AM

Kyle Kuzma    F  Lakers

 

 

Kyle Kuzma scored a career-high 24 points with seven rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the 76ers on Wednesday. He's been on Kuz control since Larry Nance Jr. (hand) went down in the first game this month. In November, Kuzma has averaged 16.9 points, 8.4 boards, 1.0 assists, 0.3 steals, 0.3 blocks and 1.0 treys in 35.1 minutes per game. The Lakers starters actually haven't been bad this month, so Kuzma could still hold his starting job once Nance is back. Besides his lack of defensive stats, he should be owned in standard leagues.

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Nov 16 - 1:52 AM

Kyle Kuzma    F  Lakers

 

 

Kyle Kuzma scored a career-high 24 points with seven rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the 76ers on Wednesday. He's been on Kuz control since Larry Nance Jr. (hand) went down in the first game this month. In November, Kuzma has averaged 16.9 points, 8.4 boards, 1.0 assists, 0.3 steals, 0.3 blocks and 1.0 treys in 35.1 minutes per game. The Lakers starters actually haven't been bad this month, so Kuzma could still hold his starting job once Nance is back. Besides his lack of defensive stats, he should be owned in standard leagues.

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Nov 16 - 1:52 AM

Kyle Kuzma    F  Lakers

 

 

Kyle Kuzma notched his fourth double-double of the season on Saturday with 21 points and 11 rebounds, adding one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 42 minutes. This marks the most minutes Kuzma has played in an NBA game, and he recovered from a cold start to finish 8-of-17 from the field and 4-of-5 from the FT line. Shooting efficiency has been a big part of his appeal, and the defensive stats were a welcome sight. He's averaging 0.5 steals and 0.2 blocks this year, which he'll need to improve to reach his full category-league potential.

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Nov 11 - 11:51 PM

Kyle Kuzma    F  Lakers

 

 

Kuzma recorded 13 points (4-14 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 5-6 FT), nine rebounds and one assist across 35 minutes during a 111-95 loss to the Wizards on Thursday. Kuzma struggled a bit with his shot for the second consecutive game but still scored 13 points and fell one rebound shy of his fourth double-double of the season. After a scorching four-game stretch in which the rookie shot above 55 percent from the field in each game, he has leveled off a bit. This game came on a back-to-back, which could explain the cold shooting. The down side for owners with Kuzma is that he only has five steals and one block total on the season.

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Nov 09 - 11:26 PM

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RT @NBAHistory: Rookie Impact: Kyle Kuzma scored a career-high 30 points (11-23 FG) with 10 rebounds on 11/17 vs. PHX and became the first…
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