Kyle Kuzma
Kyle Kuzma
23-Year-Old ForwardF
Los Angeles Lakers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
After a three-season college stint at Utah in which he was named to the All-Pac-12 First Team during his junior campaign, Kuzma was drafted by the Lakers with the 27th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. After averaging 21.9 points with a 63.9 true shooting percentage at summer league, hype about Kuzma’s immediate potential began forming. That potential was realized right out of the gate, and Kuzma went on to post 16.1 points per game on 45.0 percent shooting from the field and 36.6 percent from deep. His 6.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists per contest also helped him get voted to the All-Rookie First Team. However, given the new presence of LeBron James, plus the signing of Michael Beasley, it may be tough for Kuzma to reach the 31.2 minutes per game he saw last year. Still, it’s likely he'll be one of LA’s primary sources of offense with the second unit, which should keep his usage high. Read Past Outlooks
Will not return this season
FLos Angeles Lakers
Ankle
April 10, 2018
Kuzma (ankle) will miss the final two games of the season, Mike Trudell of Lakers' official site reports.
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Kuzma will miss the final three games of the season due to a sprained left ankle, a disappointing end to a promising rookie campaign. Kuzma averaged 16.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.4 blocks in just over 31 minutes per game through 77 contests (37 starts) this season, cementing himself as a key cog in the Lakers' young rotation.
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
Much of the discussion regarding the Lakers’ draft this past June understandably centered around their selection of a potential franchise point guard in Lonzo Ball with the No. 2 overall pick, but Kuzma -- who was selected 27th overall selection by the Nets before being shipped to the Lakers -- looks like he could be more than a footnote. While Ball earned MVP honors and rave reviews for his elite passing during the Las Vegas Summer League, it was Kuzma who was routinely finishing off Ball’s array of lobs and outlet passes. The forward out of Utah came away with first-team honors in Las Vegas, averaging 21.9 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.4 blocks and 1.1 steals in seven contests. Summer statistics certainly aren’t a predictor of NBA stardom or even NBA usefulness, but Kuzma’s performance nonetheless improves his odds of cracking the Lakers’ rotation as a rookie. Kuzma is already receiving high marks for his ability to defend both small and power forwards and knock down shots from the outside, which could allow him to push Luol Deng and/or Larry Nance for minutes with the second unit coming out of training camp.
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Ruled out Tuesday
FLos Angeles Lakers
Ankle
April 10, 2018
Kuzma (ankle) is out for Tuesday's game against the Rockets, Mike Bresnahan of Spectrum SportsNet reports.
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Listed as questionable for Tuesday
FLos Angeles Lakers
Ankle
April 9, 2018
Kuzma (ankle) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Rockets, Mike Bresnahan of Spectrum Sportsnet reports.
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Will be held out Sunday
FLos Angeles Lakers
Ankle
April 8, 2018
Kuzma (ankle) will sit out Sunday's game against the Jazz, Shahan Ahmed of NBC Los Angeles reports.
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Questionable Sunday vs. Utah
FLos Angeles Lakers
Ankle
April 7, 2018
Kuzma (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's contest against the Jazz, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.
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Will not return Friday
FLos Angeles Lakers
Ankle
April 6, 2018
Kuzma will not return to Friday's tilt against the Timberwolves due to a mild left ankle sprain, Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official site reports.
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