February 22, 2020, 1:08 amKentavious Caldwell-PopeSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope labored his way to 12 points (4-for-12 shooting), five rebounds, one triple, one assist and one steal in Friday's win over the Grizzlies.
Caldwell-Pope is little more than a 3-point streamer and his lines can be pretty ugly when he isn' hitting his threes like tonight (1-for-6 from three). There really isn't a ton of fantasy value off the Lakers bench as Kyle Kuzma (eight points, four rebounds, three assists), Rajon Rondo (five points, five assists, two rebounds) and Alex Caruso (nine points, four rebounds, one triple, one steal) all limit each other's fantasy upside.
February 13, 2020, 1:22 amKyle KuzmaPF, Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Kuzma was a non-factor for the Lakers in Wednesday's OT win over the Nuggets, logging just 16 minutes and putting up three points on 1-of-4 shooting, one rebound and three assists.
Kuzma is beginning to slump again and can be dropped in standard leagues. The one-dimensionality of his game leaves a lot to be desired. He's a marginal hold in 16-teamers and can be let go for a hot FA.
February 5, 2020, 4:56 pmMarcus MorrisPF, New York Knicks
According to Brad Turner of the LA Times, the Lakers and Clippers are among the teams interested in Marcus Morris.
Marcus Morris has been in the midst of trade rumors for some time now. Turner went on to say, "Knicks interested in Kyle Kuzma; would need Danny Green's contract to make it work. Knicks would want to move Green to another team. Clippers willing to part with Mo Harkless, but like Landry Shamet, who Knicks want." It remains to be seen if a deal is imminent as the Knicks have previously expressed interest in keeping Morris beyond this season. Trade season is in full swing so continue to monitor the news as we are less than 24 hours away from the official trade deadline.
Source: Brad Turner on Twitter
February 5, 2020, 1:46 amKyle KuzmaPF, Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Kuzma double-doubled with 18 points and 12 rebounds in a win over the Spurs on Tuesday, adding four assists and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes.
Kuzma was efficient as well, shooting 7-for-11 from the field and 2-for-2 from the line. Kuzma has been in trade rumors for quite a while, so he's one to watch as the deadline approaches. He's an overrated fantasy player right now, but a change of scenery would probably be an improvement for him.
February 4, 2020, 5:33 pmKyle KuzmaPF, Los Angeles Lakers
The Knicks have had exploratory talks with the Lakers regarding Kyle Kuzma per Shams Charania of The Athletic.
If something were to materialize on this front, one would think that Marcus Morris must be involved, with Frank Ntilikina and Bobby Portis being potential players going to the Lakers as well. There is sure to be a lot of interest in Marcus Morris from contending teams.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
February 3, 2020, 12:48 pmKyle KuzmaPF, Los Angeles Lakers
Zach Lowe is reporting that the Lakers have investigated the trade market for Kyle Kuzma and have poked around for a ball-handler.
This makes total sense, especially when you consider that Kuzma and Bogdan Bogdanovic were linked in earlier rumors. Kuzma's still young enough, and has shown well enough in larger opportunities, that the Lakers may be able to fill a few needs here. More importantly, their hunt for a ball-handler might suggest they realize how bad Rajon Rondo is now. But as for the task at hand, a trade would revive Kuzma's fantasy season and put him on the map as a top-125 type if he ends up in a spot where minutes and usage are abundant. He's predictably fallen off as a miscast third fiddle on these Lakers.
February 1, 2020, 1:41 amKyle KuzmaPF, Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Kuzma put up a hollow 17-point, 15-rebound double-double in Friday's loss to the Blazers.
Kuzma is coming off a four-point stinker, so despite the lack of peripherals, Kuzma's work on the glass was an acceptable consolation. He's still just a one-dimensional score-only forward and that's when he's having a good night.
January 30, 2020, 11:27 pmAnthony DavisPF-C, Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis (glute contusion) is questionable for Friday's game against the Blazers.
Davis has been dealing with this glute contusion for a few weeks now and could be held out for precautionary reasons. We'll have to check back in to see if he's active. If he missed out, this could be a good opportunity for Kyle Kuzma to put up a big scoring line.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 26, 2020, 12:10 amKyle KuzmaPF, Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Kuzma flopped on Saturday with four points (2-of-6 from the field) and five rebounds in 27 minutes off the bench.
Kuzma posted a dud and his fantasy value is tied heavily to his scoring. He's outside the top-220 the past month with 14.4 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.5 threes per game. He's a late-round value at his best and is worth trying to sell high since his name value may be greater than his fantasy value.
January 25, 2020, 6:43 pmKyle KuzmaPF, Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Kuzma (sore left ankle) is available to play during Saturday's game versus the Sixers.
He'll be coming off of the bench with Anthony Davis healthy, but Kuzma has been knocking down his shots as of late. He's an end of bench guy as of now and worth exploring as somewhat of a sell-high.
Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter
January 24, 2020, 5:54 pmKyle KuzmaPF, Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Kuzma's sore left ankle has him listed probable to take on the Sixers on Saturday.
Kuzma has been able to play through the issue so you can plan on him being ready for action. Kuzma has been scoring enough to stay relevant, but his current ownership levels overrate how useful he is as a fantasy player right now. He's more of a streamer on a fully healthy Lakers' roster.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 23, 2020, 11:49 pmKyle KuzmaPF, Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Kuzma played through a sore left ankle to put up 16 points and three triples on Thursday night.
Kuzma didn't get the start as Anthony Davis did get on the floor, but he did at least score a few points. However, his stat set is very limited to points, boards and triples, which just doesn't make him that enticing of a fantasy asset.
January 23, 2020, 12:17 pmKyle KuzmaPF, Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Kuzma (sore left ankle) is considered to be probable ahead of Thursday's game against the Nets.
It seems like Kuzma isn't in any danger of missing the second night of a back-to-back set, but the same can't be said for teammate Anthony Davis (questionable). Keep an eye on the situation as if Davis gets ruled out, Kuzma would get the start in Davis' place.
Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter
January 20, 2020, 10:37 pmKyle KuzmaPF, Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Kuzma scored 13 points on 4-of-12 shooting to go with three rebounds and a steal on Monday.
Kuzma predictably struggled when returning to the bench tonight, logging 23 minutes and hitting no shots from deep. To make matters worse, he went 5-for-7 at the line and didn't record an assist or a block.
January 19, 2020, 12:57 amKyle KuzmaPF, Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Kuzma scored 23 points on 8-of-16 shooting to go with eight rebounds and three 3-pointers in a 124-115 victory over the Rockets on Saturday.
Kuzma headed to the locker room in the first half with an ankle injury but was able to return to the game after getting it taped up. Kuzma can be streamed for points, rebounds and threes while Anthony Davis is out, but he doesn't do enough when the Lakers are at full strength and can be dropped once Davis is back in the lineup.