Kuzma scored 30 points (11-23 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 6-7 FT) while adding 10 rebounds and an assist in 38 minutes during Friday's 122-113 loss to the Suns.
It's the rookie's fifth double-double of the season, while the 30 points were a new career high. Kuzma has seized control of the starting power forward spot for the Lakers, averaging 18.3 points, 8.6 boards and 1.1 three-pointers in nine November games.
Kuzma registered 24 points (9-18 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 5-6 FT), seven rebounds and one assist across 31 minutes in Wednesday's 115-109 loss to the Sixers.
The emerging rookie's scoring total checked in second on the Lakers behind Brandon Ingram, and his 50.0 percent shooting was his best effort in that category since Nov. 5 against the Grizzlies. Kuzma has been somewhat inconsistent with his starting opportunities in place of Larry Nance (thumb), as he'd managed no more than 13 points in three of the four games prior to Wednesday. However, his ability to score from anywhere on the floor and put in strong work on the glass continues to afford him substantial upside as long as he keeps seeing enough minutes.
Kuzma recorded 13 points (4-14 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 5-6 FT), nine rebounds and one assist across 35 minutes during a 111-95 loss to the Wizards on Thursday.
Kuzma struggled a bit with his shot for the second consecutive game but still scored 13 points and fell one rebound shy of his fourth double-double of the season. After a scorching four-game stretch in which the rookie shot above 55 percent from the field in each game, he has leveled off a bit. This game came on a back-to-back, which could explain the cold shooting. The down side for owners with Kuzma is that he only has five steals and one block total on the season.
Kuzma posted 13 points (5-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 12 rebounds and an assist over 38 minutes in Sunday's 107-102 win over the Grizzlies.
With consecutive games of 35-plus minutes, it's apparent that coach Luke Walton is installing Kuzma as Larry Nance's full-time replacement for the injured Larry Nance Jr. (hand) moving forward. Though Julius Randle has also logged some time in the 4 spot, Kuzma is getting enough usage to use him as an option in most formats. At 5-5 the Lakers are a far cry from the team that was best avoided last year. and Kuzma should be considered when the matchup favors him.
Kuzma supplied 21 points (8-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 13 rebounds, one assist and one steal across 39 minutes in Friday's 124-112 win over the Nets.
Kuzma got the starting nod in the Lakers' first game without Larry Nance, Jr. (thumb) and proved worthy of the opportunity. The rookie had already been excelling off the bench, but the extra minutes he's projected to see over the next several weeks at a minimum in Nance's stead should give his already sizable fantasy stock a notable boost. Considering his ability to contribute across the stat sheet, it's completely conceivable that Kuzma may not surrender his grip on the starting job even when Nance returns, but his performance over the next several weeks will serve as the ultimate determinant.
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