Kuzma totaled 25 points (9-19 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five rebounds, four assists, two steals and a blocked shot across 31 minutes Thursday in a loss to the Clippers.
The Lakers entered the contest without LeBron James (ankle) and lost Anthony Davis (back) after only nine minutes, leaving Kuzma to shoulder much of the offensive load. He tied his second-highest point total of the season against the crosstown Clippers, but that wasn't nearly enough to prevent the Lakers from taking the loss. Kuzma has two games of 24-plus points over his past four contests, but he averaged only four points in his other two games during that span. That level of inconsistency makes him a risky asset in fantasy.
Kuzma (thumb) is available for Thursday's game against the Clippers.
Kuzma's presence will be helpful as the Lakers look to make up for the absence of LeBron James (ankle), who has also been ruled out for Friday's contest. He's averaging 10.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 31.8 minutes over his last five starts.
Kuzma (thumb) is probable for Thursday's matchup against the Clippers, Ryan Ward of LakersNation.com reports.
Kuzma is still dealing with a sprained left thumb, but he's not expected to miss any time. With LeBron James (ankle) sidelined Thursday, Kuzma should again be in the starting five. Across his past five starts, he's averaged 10.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 31.8 minutes.
Kuzma (thumb) is in the starting lineup for Monday's game against Denver, Ryan Ward of LakersNation.com reports.
Kuzma will enter the starting lineup in place of LeBron James (ankle). He's averaging 12.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists in his last seven starts.
Kuzma (thumb) is listed as probable for Monday's game against Denver, Ryan Ward of Lakers Nation reports.
Kuzma sprained his left thumb during Friday's brutal loss to the Kings, which he finished with just two points on one field-goal attempt in 22 minutes. He was in action Sunday against Toronto, faring much better -- 24 points, 6-11 3Pt -- in 36 minutes of action. With LeBron James (ankle) and Dennis Schroder (health and safety protocols) out Monday, Kuzma could function as the No. 2 option behind Anthony Davis.
Kuzma delivered 24 points (8-16 FG, 6-11 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, two blocks and a steal across 36 minutes in Sunday's loss to the Raptors.
Kuzma bounced back from an ugly performance Friday (two points across 22 minutes) and posted his third game with at least 20 points since the beginning of April. Kuzma's minutes will probably vary but even if he comes off the bench, he gets enough minutes and a big enough role to remain relevant across most fantasy formats.
Kuzma (thumb) is available for Sunday's game against Toronto.
Kuzma was probable ahead of Sunday's matchup, and he'll unsurprisingly be able to suit up. Kuzma will likely come off the bench once again since LeBron James (ankle) is active.
Kuzma is probable for Sunday's contest against the Raptors due to a sprained left thumb.
Kuzma has been diagnosed with a sprained thumb following Friday's loss to the Kings, but he's still expected to play Sunday. LeBron James (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game. If James is out, Kuzma should slot back into the starting five after coming off the bench Friday.
Kuzma recorded 11 points (4-12 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), eight assists, seven rebounds and two blocks in Wednesday's 116-107 loss to the Wizards.
Kuzma logged a season-high eight assists even though he struggled shooting from the floor, making 33.3 percent of his shots. The 25-year-old's played exceptionally well in the starting lineup since taking over for LeBron James (ankle), averaging 14.8 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 0.7 steals. The forward should continue to see a large amount of playing time even after James returns from his injury.
Kuzma dropped 14 points (5-9 FG, 4-6 3Pt), seven rebounds and an assist over 30 minutes in the 114-103 victory against the Magic on Monday.
Though Kuzma has shot the ball well of late -- 45 percent or better in four of his last five games -- he's only averaged 13.2 points during that span. With Anthony Davis now ramping up after missing 30 games with a calf injury, Kuzma could see a dip in production.
Kuzma posted 17 points (8-13 FG, 1-3 3Pt), three assists, two rebounds and a steal across 29 minutes in Monday's 111-97 loss to the Jazz.
Kuzma is still dealing with a calf injury, but his production has remained steady. He's averaged 15.6 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists over eight games played in April. Kuzma's numbers can take a dip when teammate Talen Horton-Tucker gets a hot hand with the second unit, but, currently, there are enough minutes to go around for both players.
Kuzma (calf) will play Saturday against the Jazz, Harrison Faigen of Silver Screen and Roll reports.
Despite a strained calf, Kuzma will play. Over the past three games, he's averaged 17.0 points and 3.3 rebounds in 31.0 minutes.
Kuzma (calf) is probable for Saturday's game against the Jazz.
Kuzma has been dealing with a left calf strain recently but has still averaged 18.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in 31.5 minutes per game while playing through the injury during the last two contests. It appears as though he'll be able to suit up once again Saturday.
Kuzma notched 13 points (5-14 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), two rebounds, an assist and a steal across 29 minutes in Thursday's loss against the Celtics.
Kuzma was coming off a 24-point effort against the Hornets the last time out, but he struggled from the field once again and has now failed to reach the 15-point mark in four of his last five outings, despite logging at least 30 minutes per game on a regular basis. Kuzma is averaging just 13.0 points per game while shooting a meager 32.4 percent from the field and 23.8 percent from three-point range during that five-game span.
Kuzma (calf) will play Thursday against Boston, Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register reports.
Kuzma will be available for the third game in a row after he had been listed as probable with a calf injury. The 25-year-old is coming off a 24-point outing in Tuesday's win over the Hornets.
Kuzma (calf) is probable for Thursday's game against the Celtics, Ryan Ward of LakersNation.com reports.
The 25-year-old was also probable for Tuesday's contest before putting up 24 points (7-18 FG, 4-12 3Pt, 6-6 FT), four rebounds and one assist in 34 minutes. Kuzma is expect to take up his usual post in Los Angeles' starting five Thursday.
Kuzma scored 24 points (7-18 FG, 4-12 3Pt, 6-6 FT) with four rebounds and one assist in a 101-93 victory over the Hornets on Tuesday.
Kuzma scored 20-plus points for the second time this month thanks to a slightly more efficient night from distance. The forward is getting plenty of opportunities to score, averaging 13.5 attempts per game over his last four contests, but he is shooting just 31.5 percent from the field and 22.5 percent from three over that span. Kuzma should continue to be one of the Lakers' top scoring options for as long as LeBron James (ankle) and Anthony Davis (calf) remain out of the lineup.
Kuzma (calf) is available for Tuesday's game against the Hornets, Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com reports.
As expected, Kuzma will be able to play despite a strained calf. Over his past 10 appearances, he's averaging 15.3 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 34.6 minutes.
Kuzma (calf) is listed as probable for Tuesday's game against Charlotte.
Kuzma played 29 minutes Monday in a return from a two-game absence due to a left calf strain, but he's still dealing with the injury. Despite that fact, the 25-year-old looks likely to play Tuesday and should be in line for a similar workload to what he saw Monday.
Kuzma tallied 14 points (5-13 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds and two blocks in 29 minutes during Monday's loss to the Knicks.
Kuzma (calf) returned to the starting lineup after missing his previous two games and scored 14 points in 29 minutes. The 25-year-old's scoring had been all over the map before Monday's game, as he posted four, 21, 16, 30, six and eight over his last six games, respectively, before going down with a calf injury. The fourth-year forward is looking at a ton of volume over the next few weeks with both LeBron James (ankle) and Anthony Davis (calf) on the shelf.
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