Kyle Kuzma News

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Kyle Kuzma (hand) finished with 13 points in Friday's 99-86 victory against the visiting Pacers. Kuzma suffered a sprained joint in his hand in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's game, but he was able to tough it out. He was just 5-of-15 from the floor, including 3-of-9 from behind the 3-point line, while going 0-of-3 from the free-throw stripe. He did chip in with five rebounds, three assists and a blocked shot over 32 minutes to offset the ugly shooting night.

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Jan 20 - 1:59 AM

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Kuzma will draw the start at power forward for Friday's tilt against the Knicks, Bill Oram of The Orange County Register reports. Kuzma was originally listed as questionable for the contest due to a hand injury. The team cleared him earlier in the evening, and now with three regular starters sidelined, the rookie will presumably be asked to take on a heavy workload.

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Jan 19 - 10:32 PM

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Kyle Kuzma (hand) will play on Friday against the Pacers. He tweaked his non-shooting hand on Wednesday and did not return. The Lakers were blown out, so not returning in that game is almost irrelevant. With Brandon Ingram (ankle) likely out again, Kuzma could be very busy tonight, especially with Lonzo Ball and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope also out.

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Jan 19 - 2:28 PM

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Kuzma (hand) has been cleared to play Friday against the Pacers, Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN reports. Kuzma landed on the injury report with a sprained finger on his non-shooting hand, but the issue is only minor and won't cost him any time. The 22-year-old has seen a reduction in minutes in the month of January, averaging just 26.3 per game, nearly eight fewer minutes than he averaged in December. The rookie has still been productive -- 11.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists per game -- though he's in a bit of a shooting slump, hitting only 38.7 percent of his field goals and 29.8 percent of his threes over the last nine games.

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Jan 19 - 2:20 PM

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Kyle Kuzma (left hand) is listed as questionable vs. the Kings on Friday. Kuzma is dealing with a sprained joint in his hand and L.A. could play it safe, but we should get a better sense of his status after shootaround. Julius Randle and Larry Nance should soak up extra minutes if Kuzma is ruled out.

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Jan 18 - 6:25 PM

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Kuzma (finger) is officially listed as questionable for Friday's tilt with the Pacers, Bill Oram of the Orange County Register reports. Kuzma sprained his left metacarpal phalangeal joint Wednesday, but it's apparently something Kuzma could potentially play through considering he hasn't already been ruled out. Look for him to test it out during Friday's morning shootaround, and potentially pregame warmups, before a final decision is made on his availability. If Kuzma were to miss time, Julius Randle and Larry Nance would likely benefit the most.

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Jan 18 - 6:15 PM

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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.

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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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