June 22, 2017, 7:35 pm
The Los Angeles Lakers add Utah forward Kyle Kuzma with their 27th pick.
Kyle Kuzma brings in a versatile skill set at the four spot similar to teammate Larry Nance Jr. He had a solid junior season at Utah averaging 16.4 ppg 9.3 rpg 2.4 apg. He’s not an elite shooter but has the physical tools necessary to defend at an NBA level with a 7’0 wingspan. Kuzma has a knack for finding rebounds, an ability that translates well from college to the pros. Barring any trades Kuzma’s minutes will depend on the health of Julius Randle and Larry Nance Jr.