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Kyle Kuzma
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16.3 6.7 1.5
Team: LA LakersHeight: 6-9 Born: 7/24/1995
Position: FWeight: 221 Birthplace: Flint, Michigan
College: UtahDraft: 1st Round 27th pick by Nets (2017)


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Dec. 14 8:50 PM PT9:50 PM MT10:50 PM CT11:50 PM ET4:50 GMT12:50 9:50 PM MST11:50 PM EST8:50 UAE05:5023:50 ET10:50 PM CTNaN:� - Kyle Kuzma scored 20 points Thursday on 8-of-16 shooting as the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers 121-112. Kuzma pulled down seven rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -8 in his 30:54 of playing time. Kuzma went 1 of 5 from 3-point range.
Analysis: He's averaged 15.2 points over a five-game stretch, in which he also is averaging 8.2 boards.
Dec. 12 7:38 PM PT8:38 PM MT9:38 PM CT10:38 PM ET3:38 GMT11:38 8:38 PM MST10:38 PM EST7:38 UAE (+1)04:3822:38 ET9:38 PM CTNaN:� - Kyle Kuzma scored 19 points Tuesday on 8-of-17 shooting as the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the New York Knicks 113-109 in overtime. Kuzma pulled down six rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +1 in his 29:34 of playing time. He added two blocks. Kuzma went 3 of 6 from 3-point range.
Analysis: This was a much better effort for Kuzma, who totaled 15 points in the previous two contests.
Dec. 9 7:20 PM PT8:20 PM MT9:20 PM CT10:20 PM ET3:20 GMT11:20 8:20 PM MST10:20 PM EST7:20 UAE (+1)04:2022:20 ET9:20 PM CTNaN:� - Kyle Kuzma scored 12 points Saturday, going 6 of 11 from the field, as the Los Angeles Lakers topped the Charlotte Hornets 110-99. Kuzma grabbed 14 rebounds and dished out two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +21 in his 31:56 of playing time. He added one block.
Analysis: Kuzma managed just three points on 1-of-7 shooting Thursday in Philadelphia, but he's still notched three double-doubles in four games since missing one with a sore back. Though the rookie's numbers have taken a slight hit since moving to the bench, he's still averaging 13 points and eight rebounds in five games following the switch.
Dec. 7 7:41 PM PT8:41 PM MT9:41 PM CT10:41 PM ET3:41 GMT11:41 8:41 PM MST10:41 PM EST7:41 UAE (+1)04:4122:41 ET9:41 PM CTNaN:� - Kyle Kuzma scored three points Thursday on 1-of-7 shooting as the Los Angeles Lakers topped the Philadelphia 76ers 107-104. Kuzma pulled down two rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +2 in his 18:54 on the floor. Kuzma went 1 of 3 from behind the arc.
Dec. 4 10:16 PM PT11:16 PM MT12:16 AM CT1:16 AM ET6:16 GMT14:16 11:16 PM MST1:16 AM EST10:16 UAE07:161:16 ET12:16 AM CTNaN:� - Kyle Kuzma scored 22 points Sunday on 8-of-16 shooting as the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Houston Rockets 118-95. Kuzma pulled down 12 rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -25 in his 27:36 of playing time. He added one block and one steal. Kuzma went 3 of 7 from behind the arc.
Analysis: After sitting out Wednesday against the Warriors with back spasms, Kuzma has logged back-to-back double-doubles despite averaging only about 27 minutes of time in those games. The first-round sleeper has now scored in double figures in 16 straight games, a stretch in which he's averaged 17.9 points and 7.2 rebounds and shot 41.9 percent (31 of 74) from 3-point range.
Dec. 2 8:40 PM PT9:40 PM MT10:40 PM CT11:40 PM ET4:40 GMT12:40 9:40 PM MST11:40 PM EST8:40 UAE05:4023:40 ET10:40 PM CTNaN:� - Kyle Kuzma scored 13 points Saturday on 5-of-13 shooting as the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Denver Nuggets 115-100. Kuzma pulled down 10 rebounds and had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -7 in his 26:54 on the floor. Kuzma went 1 of 4 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Kuzma was named the NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month for November and games played in October. Kuzma ranked second among West rookies in rebounding (6.1) and third in 3-point field goal percentage (37.9). He returned to the lineup after missing Thursday's game with back spasms.
Nov. 29 6:05 PM PT7:05 PM MT8:05 PM CT9:05 PM ET2:05 GMT10:05 7:05 PM MST9:05 PM EST6:05 UAE (+1)03:0521:05 ET8:05 PM CTNaN:� - Kuzma (back spasms) participated in the shootaround and is available to play in Saturday's game in Denver after sitting out Wednesday against the Warriors.
Analysis: Though the rookie leads the team with 16.7 points per game, Kuzma was back in a reserve role Monday against the Clippers with Larry Nance Jr. returning from a broken bone in his left hand. ''The total number of minutes won't be the same,'' coach Luke Walton said of Kuzma, who averaged more than 35 minutes in 11 games starting in place of Nance. ''There's another player out there now that's going to be taking some of those minutes.''
Nov. 28 7:46 AM PT8:46 AM MT9:46 AM CT10:46 AM ET15:46 GMT23:46 8:46 AM MST10:46 AM EST19:46 UAE16:4610:46 ET9:46 AM CTNaN:� - Kyle Kuzma scored 15 points Monday, going 5 of 7 from the field, as the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Los Angeles Clippers 120-115. Kuzma pulled down two rebounds and dished out three assists, tallying a plus-minus of +12 in his 19:35 of playing time. Kuzma went 3 of 5 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Though the rookie leads the team with 16.7 points per game, Kuzma was back in a reserve role with Larry Nance Jr. returning from a broken bone in his left hand. ''The total number of minutes won't be the same,'' Walton said of Kuzma, who averaged more than 35 minutes in 11 games starting in place of Nance. ''There's another player out there now that's going to be taking some of those minutes.''
Nov. 23 11:15 PM PT12:15 AM MT1:15 AM CT2:15 AM ET7:15 GMT15:15 12:15 AM MST2:15 AM EST11:15 UAE08:152:15 ET1:15 AM CTNaN:� - Kyle Kuzma scored 17 points Wednesday on 7-of-17 shooting as the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Sacramento Kings 113-102. Kuzma pulled down two rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -15 in his 35:33 on the floor. He tacked on one steal. Kuzma went 3 of 7 from 3-point range.
Nov. 22 9:56 PM PT10:56 PM MT11:56 PM CT12:56 AM ET5:56 GMT13:56 10:56 PM MST12:56 AM EST9:56 UAE06:560:56 ET11:56 PM CTNaN:� - Kyle Kuzma scored 22 points Tuesday, going 7 of 15 from the field, as the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Chicago Bulls 103-94. Kuzma pulled down three rebounds and dished out five assists, tallying a plus-minus of +9 in his 39:55 of playing time. Kuzma went 4 of 7 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Kuzma continues to put up impressive numbers, scoring at least 22 in three of the last four games.
Nov. 20 9:35 PM PT10:35 PM MT11:35 PM CT12:35 AM ET5:35 GMT13:35 10:35 PM MST12:35 AM EST9:35 UAE06:350:35 ET11:35 PM CTNaN:� - Kyle Kuzma scored 17 points Sunday, going 7 of 11 from the field, as the Los Angeles Lakers topped the Denver Nuggets 127-109. Kuzma pulled down three rebounds and dished out three assists, tallying a plus-minus of +1 in his 25:39 on the floor. He added one steal. Kuzma went 3 of 4 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Kuzma saw a little less playing time than usual on a night Julius Randle was dominant, but still put forth a highly efficient outing to continue his strong play during the Lakers' current homestand. The rookie is averaging a terrific 23.7 points and 6.7 rebounds while shooting 51.9 percent from the field and going 6 of 15 on 3-pointers in three games on the residency.
Nov. 18 9:40 AM PT10:40 AM MT11:40 AM CT12:40 PM ET17:40 GMT1:40 10:40 AM MST12:40 PM EST21:40 UAE18:4012:40 ET11:40 AM CTNaN:� - Kyle Kuzma scored 30 points Friday, going 11 of 23 from the field, as the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Phoenix Suns 122-113. Kuzma pulled down 10 rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of 0 in his 38:27 on the floor. Kuzma went 2 of 7 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Kuzma set a new career high in points for the second straight game with a dynamite second half. The rookie from the University of Utah became the first Lakers rookie to get 30 points and 10 rebounds in a game since Magic Johnson did it in 1980.
Nov. 16 10:01 PM PT11:01 PM MT12:01 AM CT1:01 AM ET6:01 GMT14:01 11:01 PM MST1:01 AM EST10:01 UAE07:011:01 ET12:01 AM CTNaN:� - Kyle Kuzma scored 24 points Wednesday on 9-of-18 shooting as the Los Angeles Lakers fell to the Philadelphia 76ers 115-109. Kuzma grabbed seven rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -4 in his 30:47 on the floor. Kuzma went 1 of 4 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Kuzma continues to look like a keeper. The rookie is averaging 16.8 points and 8.1 rebounds while shooting 50 percent over his last nine games and has clearly passed Julius Randle as the Lakers' primary power forward. He's put up 21 points or more four times during that period.
Nov. 13 8:47 PM PT9:47 PM MT10:47 PM CT11:47 PM ET4:47 GMT12:47 9:47 PM MST11:47 PM EST8:47 UAE05:4723:47 ET10:47 PM CTNaN:� - Kyle Kuzma scored 11 points Monday on 4-of-12 shooting as the Los Angeles Lakers topped the Phoenix Suns 100-93. Kuzma pulled down six rebounds and dished out two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -10 in his 33:33 on the floor. Kuzma went 3 of 6 from 3-point range.
Nov. 12 9:15 PM PT10:15 PM MT11:15 PM CT12:15 AM ET5:15 GMT13:15 10:15 PM MST12:15 AM EST9:15 UAE06:150:15 ET11:15 PM CTNaN:� - Kyle Kuzma scored 21 points Saturday, going 8 of 17 from the field, as the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Milwaukee Bucks 98-90. Kuzma pulled down 11 rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of 0 in his 41:40 on the floor. He added one block and one steal. Kuzma went 1 of 4 from behind the arc.
Analysis: The rookie surprise keeps on getting heavy minutes and responded with his third double-double in five games since being inserted into the starting lineup. Kuzma has proved he should be owned in all formats by averaging 16.6 points on 52.3 percent shooting along with 8.6 rebounds over his last seven games.
Nov. 9 6:36 PM PT7:36 PM MT8:36 PM CT9:36 PM ET2:36 GMT10:36 7:36 PM MST9:36 PM EST6:36 UAE (+1)03:3621:36 ET8:36 PM CTNaN:� - Kyle Kuzma scored 13 points Thursday, going 4 of 14 from the field, as the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Washington Wizards 111-95. Kuzma pulled down nine rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -10 in his 35:00 on the floor.
Analysis: Kuzma has totaled 23 points on 8-of-24 shooting in his last two games after averaging 18 points on 64.4 percent shooting in his previous four. The rookie out of Utah is in the Lakers starting lineup and playing heavy minutes so once his shot starts falling again he should be a solid fantasy option.
Nov. 8 8:21 PM PT9:21 PM MT10:21 PM CT11:21 PM ET4:21 GMT12:21 9:21 PM MST11:21 PM EST8:21 UAE05:2123:21 ET10:21 PM CTNaN:� - Kyle Kuzma scored 10 points Wednesday on 4-of-10 shooting as the Los Angeles Lakers fell to the Boston Celtics 107-96. Kuzma pulled down six rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -2 in his 34:08 on the floor.
Nov. 6 6:37 AM PT7:37 AM MT8:37 AM CT9:37 AM ET14:37 GMT22:37 7:37 AM MST9:37 AM EST18:37 UAE15:379:37 ET8:37 AM CTNaN:� - Kyle Kuzma scored 13 points Sunday on 5-of-9 shooting as the Los Angeles Lakers topped the Memphis Grizzlies 107-102. Kuzma pulled down 12 rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +4 in his 37:51 on the floor. Kuzma went 1 of 3 from behind the arc.
Analysis: The Lakers are 2-0 with Kuzma starting, and he's already been one of the most impressive rookies in a loaded class despite lasting until the 27th pick.
Nov. 4 8:51 AM PT9:51 AM MT10:51 AM CT11:51 AM ET15:51 GMT23:51 8:51 AM MST10:51 AM EST19:51 UAE16:5111:51 ET9:51 AM CTNaN:� - Kyle Kuzma scored 21 points Friday, going 8 of 11 from the field, as the Los Angeles Lakers topped the Brooklyn Nets 124-112. Kuzma pulled down 13 rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +13 in his 38:59 of playing time. He added one steal. Kuzma went 1 of 3 from 3-point range.
Analysis: The rookie came up big in the first start of his young NBA career. His rebound total was a season high and his point total was one shy. "He's so talented," veteran teammate Brook Lopez said of Kuzma. "He's taking advantage of his opportunity." Kuzma should get may more starts in the near future with Larry Nance Jr. having recently suffered a broen hand.
Nov. 3 9:50 PM PT10:50 PM MT11:50 PM CT12:50 AM ET4:50 GMT12:50 9:50 PM MST11:50 PM EST8:50 UAE05:500:50 ET10:50 PM CTNaN:� - Kyle Kuzma scored 22 points Thursday, going 10 of 17 from the field, as the Los Angeles Lakers fell to the Portland Trail Blazers 113-110. Kuzma grabbed three rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -11 in his 28:33 on the floor. He added one block. Kuzma went 1 of 5 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Kuzma should benefit from Larry Nance Jr.'s injury and could move into his spot in the starting lineup. The rookie has scored in double figures in six of his last seven games and is 16 for 25 from the field, including 5 for 9 from deep, with nine rebounds in his last two games.
Nov. 1 10:05 PM PT11:05 PM MT12:05 AM CT1:05 AM ET5:05 GMT13:05 10:05 PM MST12:05 AM EST9:05 UAE06:051:05 ET11:05 PM CTNaN:� - Kyle Kuzma scored 16 points Tuesday, going 6 of 8 from the field, as the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Detroit Pistons 113-93. Kuzma pulled down six rebounds and had three assists, tallying a plus-minus of +8 in his 19:59 of playing time. Kuzma went 4 of 4 from 3-point range.
Analysis: A bruised hip wasn't enough to prevent the impressive rookie from tallying at least 15 points for the fifth time in his last six games. Kuzma is shooting 53.7 percent from the field during that strong stretch and continues to be an important part of Luke Walton's rotation.
Oct. 28 9:40 PM PT10:40 PM MT11:40 PM CT12:40 AM ET4:40 GMT12:40 9:40 PM MST11:40 PM EST8:40 UAE06:400:40 ET11:40 PM CTNaN:� - Kyle Kuzma scored 15 points Friday, going 7 of 14 from the field, as the Los Angeles Lakers fell to the Toronto Raptors 101-92. Kuzma grabbed 10 rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +3 in his 32:00 on the floor. Kuzma went 1 of 5 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Kuzma continued his fine rookie season with his first double-double. He's scored in double figures in four straight games and has shot 26 for 49 (53.1 percent) with 5.5 rebounds in that span.
Oct. 28 8:35 PM PT9:35 PM MT10:35 PM CT11:35 PM ET3:35 GMT11:35 8:35 PM MST10:35 PM EST7:35 UAE (+1)05:3523:35 ET10:35 PM CTNaN:� - Kyle Kuzma scored nine points Saturday, going 4 of 10 from the field, as the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Utah Jazz 96-81. Kuzma pulled down three rebounds and dished out three assists, tallying a plus-minus of -4 in his 22:16 on the floor. He added one steal. Kuzma went 1 of 3 from 3-point range.
Oct. 26 8:00 AM PT9:00 AM MT10:00 AM CT11:00 AM ET15:00 GMT23:00 8:00 AM MST10:00 AM EST19:00 UAE17:0011:00 ET10:00 AM CTNaN:� - Kyle Kuzma scored 15 points Wednesday on 6-of-15 shooting as the Los Angeles Lakers topped the Washington Wizards 102-99 in overtime. Kuzma grabbed three rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +4 in his 33:47 on the floor. Kuzma went 1 of 6 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Kuzma had a quiet opener after an outstanding preseason, but since then he's averaged 16.7 points on 54.3 percent shooting in the past three games.
Oct. 23 9:50 PM PT10:50 PM MT11:50 PM CT12:50 AM ET4:50 GMT12:50 9:50 PM MST11:50 PM EST8:50 UAE06:500:50 ET11:50 PM CTNaN:� - 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.
Analysis: 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.
Oct. 21 8:20 AM PT9:20 AM MT10:20 AM CT11:20 AM ET15:20 GMT23:20 8:20 AM MST10:20 AM EST19:20 UAE17:2011:20 ET10:20 AM CTNaN:� - 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.
Oct. 20 7:12 AM PT8:12 AM MT9:12 AM CT10:12 AM ET14:12 GMT22:12 7:12 AM MST9:12 AM EST18:12 UAE16:1210:12 ET9:12 AM CTNaN:� - 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.
Analysis: 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.
Oct. 5 9:29 PM PT10:29 PM MT11:29 PM CT12:29 AM ET4:29 GMT12:29 9:29 PM MST11:29 PM EST8:29 UAE06:290:29 ET11:29 PM CTNaN:� - Kuzma scored 21 points in a game where both teams rested top players in Ontario, California on Wednesday.
Analysis: Kuzma is definitely a player to watch as he's considered a top sleeper candidate. He had a fabulous summer league showing and shined in this game against the Nuggets.

Regular Season Stats

Per Game
Year Team G MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG FG% 3P% FT%
17-18 LAL 26 30.4 16.3 6.7 1.5 0.3 0.2 1.9 .491 .365 .773
Career 26 30.4 16.3 6.7 1.5 0.3 0.2 1.9 .491 .365 .773

Totals
Year Team G Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR TR A Stl Blk TO Pts
17-18 LAL  26 791 165 336 42 115 51 66 43 173 39 9 6 49 423
Career 26 791 165 336 42 115 51 66 43 173 39 9 6 49 423


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