Kyle Kuzma

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  • Kyle Kuzma
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Kyle Kuzma finished Friday's home win with 10 points, two 3-pointers and a block in 19 minutes of action.

    Kuzma had been on a nice run aside from a scoreless game against Dallas, but this illustrates the problems with a player whose stat set is entirely reliant on volume in the most abundant categories. He's been playing well enough to stick with but hoping for more than late-round value would be setting yourself up for disappointment.

  • Kyle Kuzma
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Kyle Kuzma led the Lakers bench on Wednesday with 19 points on 5-of-15 shooting with four rebounds, three treys, one assist and one steal in 27 minutes.

    This was a decent effort considering he was bothered a sprained ankle in the last game. He's still just a vanilla points-and-3s guy and not much else, so he can be left on the wire in 12-team leagues or shallower.

  • Kyle Kuzma
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Kyle Kuzma will be active with a 28-minute restriction due to his left ankle sprain when the Lakers face the Mavs on Sunday.

    The injury tag is largely a precaution at this point, and Kuzma has looked healthy since returning from the left ankle sprain. He has been seeing about 28 minutes over the last two games and has been able to deliver points and 3-pointers under these circumstances. It will be difficult for Kuzma to do more than that, but if he can keep up the strong shooting he would make himself into a standard-league option. If that's the formula you are looking for feel free to make the pickup where he is available.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • Kyle Kuzma
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Kyle Kuzma (left ankle sprain) is being listed as probable for Sunday's game versus the Mavs.

    Kuzma's ankle looks fine and he's been balling out as of late. The minutes will need to stick in the upper-20's for him to have standard league value, but he's worth a speculative add for now. If Anthony Davis is forced to miss Kuzma becomes a viable DFS option.

    Source: Mike Bresnahan on Twitter

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis (right shoulder soreness) is being listed as questionable for Sunday's game versus the Mavs.

    Davis was nursing his shoulder during Saturday's game, but has played through shoulder pain in the past. Kyle Kuzma would be the biggest beneficiary if Davis is unable to play.

    Source: Mike Bresnahan on Twitter

  • Kyle Kuzma
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Kyle Kuzma (left ankle sprain) went 9-of-17 from the floor to score 24 points on Saturday night.

    Kuzma added four rebounds and three 3-pointers in a typically hollow line, but nobody will complain about the scoring. He's only a late-round player in fantasy because of his meager stat set but with 49 points over his last two games, Kuz is worth a roll of the dice if he was dropped in your league.

  • Kyle Kuzma
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Kyle Kuzma (left ankle sprain) is probable to take on the Blazers on Saturday.

    Kuzma looked healthy on Wednesday so optimistically he should be able to give it a go. LeBron James is questionable and his absence would open up a lot of offensive usage that Kuzma could step into. He has been able to score during his first two games back, but he will not offer much else and makes for more of a deep-league asset as a result.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter

  • Kyle Kuzma
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Kyle Kuzma (left ankle sprain) scored 25 points on 8-of-17 shooting (4-of-9 3PTs, 5-of-6 FTs) with four rebounds and one steal in 27 minutes off the bench in Wednesday's Christmas Day loss to the Clippers.

    Kuzma's stat set doesn't support great value when he's at full strength and full usage so when he's diminished in the current Lakers lineup it makes him just a deep league asset.

  • Kyle Kuzma
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Kyle Kuzma (left ankle sprain) is probable for Wednesday's game.

    Kuzma logged 21 minutes on Sunday and turned in a productive game with 16 points, four boards, a steal, a 3-pointer and two blocks, but the return of LeBron James to the lineup squashes his fantasy appeal.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis (sore right knee) is considered questionable for Wednesday's game against the Clippers.

    Davis has also battled an ankle sprain but managed to play a strong game on Sunday. He suffered the knee issue during the third quarter of that contest. Kyle Kuzma should be in line for more minutes if Davis can't play.

    Source: Brad Turner on Twitter

  • Kyle Kuzma
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Kyle Kuzma will find himself on a 20-minute restriction for his return game on Sunday against the Nuggets.

    20 minutes is a fair expectation after missing five consecutive games. Kuzma should still be able to get a healthy portion of shots up in this scenario without LeBron James running the show. Give him a shot if you need points and you're feeling risky tonight.

    Source: Brad Turner on Twitter

  • Kyle Kuzma
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Kyle Kuzma (left ankle sprain) will be back in action for the Lakers' tilt with the Nuggets on Sunday.

    LeBron James is going to miss this one, leaving some increased opportunity for Kuzma to step right back into. His game has never been fantasy-friendly, even more so on this year's version of the Lakers. He is a useful streamer with James out but is unlikely to be a standard league regular.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter

  • Kyle Kuzma
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Kyle Kuzma (left ankle sprain) is probable for Sunday's game versus the Nuggets.

    Kuzma practiced in full on Saturday and may be forced to start with LeBron James being listed as doubtful. Kuzma may be worth streaming if James is forced to miss an extended period of time, but once healthy Kuzma is nothing more than an end of bench, fringe-type player.

    Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter

  • Kyle Kuzma
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Frank Vogel said that Kyle Kuzma may be able to return from his left ankle sprain on Sunday.

    Kuzma has missed five straight games because of the injury but says it's not related to the left ankle stress reaction that sidelined him to start the year. There's no real pickup here for fantasy purposes, and Kuzma himself has not been worthy of a roster spot in 12-team leagues this season.

    Source: LA Times

  • Kyle Kuzma
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Kyle Kuzma will not play on Thursday vs. the Bucks as he continues to nurse a left ankle sprain.

    Kuzma will miss his fifth straight game on Thursday and is currently off the fantasy radar in standard leagues. He is barely fantasy relevant thus far as he is producing per-game value just inside the top-300.

    Source: Matthew Moreno on Twitter