Kyle Kuzma
    Kyle Kuzma
    #0 | Kyle Kuzma
    Healthy
    Forward | Los Angeles Lakers
    Date of Birth 7/24/1995
    Height, Weight 6'9", 221 lbs
    From Flint, MI
    Experience Rookie
    Drafted 2017 - Rd 1 by BKN
    Salary $1,423,560
    2017-18 Season Career
    PPG
    14.3
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    RPG
    4.3
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    APG
    1.7
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    BIOGRAPHY  
    Date of Birth 7/24/1995
    Height, Weight 6'9", 221 lbs
    From Flint, MI
    Experience Rookie
    Drafted 2017 - Rd 1 by BKN
    Salary $1,423,560
    RotowireOct 23, 1:00a ET

    News

    Kuzma recorded 20 points (10-16 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 101 FT), six rebounds, two assists and a steal across 30 minutes in Sunday's 119-112 loss to the Pelicans.

    Impact

    While most of the hoopla surrounding the young Lakers centers around rookie Lonzo Ball, the Los Angeles press has been giving Kuzma so much buzz it's almost overshadowing Ball's arrival. A sharp increase in views on several fantasy platforms and a rise in media attention has given Kuzma 'ultimate sleeper status, which is an odd reaction when you consider the small sample size, but there's no question - the guy is good, and he's going to earn more minutes. Brandon Ingram and Larry Nance stand to lose the most if this comes to pass, not to mention Julius Randle, who has been coming off the bench due to a rib injury. If you have room on your roster, stash him, but it's really too soon to tell if all the hype is worth an investment.

    StatsLLCOct 23, 12:50a ET

    News

    Kyle Kuzma scored a career-high 20 points Sunday, going 7 of 13 from the field, as the Los Angeles Lakers fell to the New Orleans Pelicans 119-112. Kuzma grabbed six rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of +2 in his 30:26 of playing time. He tacked on one steal. Kuzma went 2 of 6 from behind the arc.

    Impact

    The rookie is proving his strong preseason was no fluke by averaging 14.3 points on a .607 field goal percentage through his first three games, and he nearly brought the Lakers back from a 22-point deficit by netting 15 second-half points. Kuzma has already cemented himself a place in the team's rotation and is a player to keep an eye on in the coming weeks and months.

    StatsLLCOct 21, 11:20a ET

    News

    Kyle Kuzma scored 15 points Friday on 6-of-7 shooting as the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Phoenix Suns 132-130. Kuzma pulled down three rebounds and dished out two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -18 in his 28:24 of playing time. Kuzma went 1 of 2 from behind the arc.

    StatsLLCOct 20, 10:12a ET

    News

    Kyle Kuzma scored eight points Thursday on 4-of-8 shooting as the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Los Angeles Clippers 108-92. Kuzma pulled down four rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -17 in his 18:42 of playing time. He tacked on two steals.

    Impact

    Kuzma was the talk of preseason and summer league, but perhaps it's time to pump the brakes on the rookie turning into a meaningful contributor yet.

    RotowireOct 14, 9:57a ET

    News

    Kuzma produced eight points (1-8 FG, 0-6 3Pt, 6-6 FT), five assists and four rebounds across 28 minutes in Friday's 111-104 preseason win over the Clippers.

    Impact

    Kuzma got just one shot from the field to drop, but he was able to salvage his final stat line with a perfect performance from the charity stripe. The talented rookie had been riding high throughout the preseason, so Friday's results represented the first signs of him scuffling offensively at the NBA level. However, he remained active as both a ball distributor and rebounder, with the preseason-high five turnovers he committed the only other blemish on his night. With his dynamic all-around skill set, Kuzma appears set for a robust frontcourt role in the coming campaign, one that should afford him plenty of opportunity to contribute across the stat sheet for fantasy owners in all formats.