June 13, 2020, 9:47 pmDonovan MitchellSG, Utah Jazz
The NBA's star young players are looking for league-financed insurance against injuries ahead of returning to play in Orlando.
Donovan Mitchell, Bam Adebayo, De'Aaron Fox, Kyle Kuzma and Jayson Tatum spoke with the National Basketball Players Association about facilitating talks with the NBA on insurance policies. These players are eligible for their rookie extensions at the beginning of free agency and could be at an increased risk of injury given the unprecedented restart this season. It is a reasonable conversation to have given the uncertain circumstances. The group of young players are hoping their influence will force the league to consider providing insurance for them and the rest of the players.
March 11, 2020, 2:35 amKyle KuzmaPF, Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Kuzma managed to chip in 14 points off the bench on Tuesday with five rebounds, one assist and one steal on 6-of-9 shooting.
Kuzma is an unpredictable points streamer in 18-team leagues. Nothing more. The one-dimensionality and unreliable nature of his game has decimated his fantasy value this season.
March 4, 2020, 1:19 amKyle KuzmaPF, Los Angeles Lakers
Even in a favorable matchup against the undermanned Sixers, Kyle Kuzma was unable to avoid stinking things up with a piss-poor performance in 20 minutes on Tuesday, recording seven points on 2-of-10 shooting with five rebounds, one 3-pointer and nothing else.
Yuck. It's games like this that give us a stern reminder why Kuzma is not a worth the hair dye on his head when it comes to fantasy. He honestly should be left on the wire in any league shallower than 20 teams.
March 3, 2020, 8:41 pmAnthony DavisPF-C, Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis (right knee) will play on Tuesday vs. the Sixers.
He missed the Lakers' previous game against the Pelicans but will make his return tonight against the Sixers. Davis has been on the injury report more times than you can count this year, but he has played in a large majority of those contests. He should be good to go. Kyle Kuzma's value decreases significantly and both Dwight Howard and JaVale McGee take a noticeable production hit with Davis returning.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 1, 2020, 10:41 pmKyle KuzmaPF, Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Kuzma started for Anthony Davis on Sunday vs. the Pelicans, posting 20 points (8-of-18 FG), four rebounds, two 3-pointers and one steal.
Kuzma's 35 minutes resulted in a boost in field goal attempts, although in typical Kuzma fashion he did not do much else with the increased floor time. Kuzma remains a good pickup for points in a piece, but you don't need to roster him in a standard league if that's not what you're looking for.
March 1, 2020, 7:35 pmAnthony DavisPF-C, Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis will miss Sunday's game against the Pelicans with a sore right knee.
Davis is perpetually included on the injury report, but apparently this time it is for real. With AD missing this one Kyle Kuzma will enter the starting lineup for the Lakers and should be in for a solid night of production. Dwight Howard and JaVale McGee will also see more opportunities near the basket.
Source: Brad Turner on Twitter
February 28, 2020, 1:09 amKyle KuzmaPF, Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Kuzma came off the bench on Thursday and scored 18 points on 8-of-17 shooting while adding three rebounds, three assists, a steal and a 3-pointer.
Kuzma was able to pile up the points against a weak team and it helps that LeBron James (groin) sat this one out. He's a point streamer at best.
February 23, 2020, 7:19 pmKyle KuzmaPF, Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Kuzma had 16 points and four rebounds in 27 minutes in the Lakers' win over the Celtics on Sunday afternoon.
Kuzma played a decent amount in this one but his threes weren't falling, as he went 1-for-5 on the day. He has fallen all the way outside of the top-250 and has become really difficult to use in any fantasy format in his current role on the Lakers. Kuzma qualifies as a drop almost everywhere.
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't 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.