|Date of Birth||7/24/1995|
|Height, Weight||6'9", 221 lbs|
|Drafted||2017 - Rd 1 by BKN|
|1||John Wall warns Lonzo Ball about having target on his back|
|2||Looks like Lonzo Ball has something to say|
|3||WATCH: Devin Booker takes nasty spill, stays in game|
|4||Luke Walton admits Julius Randle unhappy over not starting|
|5||LaVar Ball is at it again|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.