Kuzma, due to a left ankle injury suffered prior to Saturday's exhibition loss to Australia, will be forced to withdraw from the FIBA World Cup, the Associated Press reports.
The injury is only considered "soreness", so it doesn't seem like Kuzma is in any danger of missing the start of training camp. Heading into 2019-20, he'll look to continue building on strong rookie and sophomore campaigns.
Kuzma (foot) will remain sidelined for Tuesday's game against Portland.
Kuzma is on track to miss his sixth straight contest due to tendinitis in his left foot. With the Lakers out of playoff contention, he'll have to wait until next season to take the floor.
Kuzma (foot) is out Sunday against the Jazz.
Kuzma will be out for a fifth straight contest as he manages left foot tendinitis. He'll have just one more chance to take the court this season.
Kuma (foot) will not play in Friday's contest against the Clippers, Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints.com reports.
Kuzma's absence will mark his fourth consecutive game missed. His minutes again figure to be spread out between Moritz Wagner, Mike Muscala, and Johnathan Williams in some fashion. His next chance to return will be Sunday versus the Jazz.
Kuzma (foot) is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Clippers.
Kuzma has missed the last five outings with tendinitis in his left foot, and the Lakers still have no reason to rush the young man back into action. Kuzma, however, will likely end up being a game-time decision Friday night.
Kuzma (foot) is out for Thursday's game against Golden State, Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register reports.
Kuzma will miss his third straight matchup while nursing tendinitis in his foot. At this point, it wouldn't make sense for the Lakers to rush him back into action with nothing to play for, so he may not play the rest of the year. Los Angeles has three contests remaining on the docket following Thursday's tilt.
Kuzma (ankle) is questionable Thursday against the Warriors.
Kuzma has missed the past two games due to ankle tendinitis, prompting Moritz Wagner to draw starts. Kuzma's status may be updated after pregame activities.
Kuzma (ankle) is inactive for Tuesday's game at Oklahoma City, Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com reports.
With the Lakers officially eliminated from 2019 NBA Playoffs, there's no reason for the team to play the ailing Kuzma, who will be reevaluated when the team returns to Los Angeles. With Kuzma out for a second straight contest -- and perhaps longer -- it's likely that the Lakers will rely on Moritz Wagner and Mike Muscala to fill in at forward down the stretch.
Kuzma (ankle) is questionable for Tuesday's game against Oklahoma City, Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Kuzma was sidelined for Sunday's matchup with New Orleans, and he's in danger of missing two straight games after being tagged as questionable for Tuesday. The team should know more about his availability following morning shootaround.
Kuzma is out for Sunday's game against New Orleans, Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com reports.
Kuzma was initially listed as doubtful due to ankle tendinitis, so it's no surprise that he's been ruled out for the contest. There's no need for the Lakers to push him down the stretch after being eliminated from postseason contention, and he'll be considered a game-time call heading into Tuesday's clash with Oklahoma City.
Kuzma is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Pelicans with ankle tendinitis, Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register reports.
It's unclear how severe the injury is or when it occurred. A final call on his status should come out closer to tip-off, however it doesn't seem likely that Kuzma will play. If he is forced to miss the game, Moritz Wagner and Mike Muscala should see larger roles.
Kuzma produced 21 points (8-18 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 3-4 FT), two rebounds, and two blocks in 31 minutes during Wednesday's 115-100 loss to Utah.
Kuzma led the Lakers with 21 points in Wednesday's loss, his seventh consecutive game with double-digit scoring. Kuzma has continued to put up points on a regular basis but contributes very little outside of scoring and occasional rebounds. He remains a solid enough standard league option but his name typically outweighs his actual value.
Kuzma managed 15 points (5-15 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four rebounds and one steal across 30 minutes in the Lakers' 124-106 win over the Wizards on Tuesday.
Kuzma was far from efficient overall, but his final line was serviceable with the help of his one three-point shot and a perfect night from the free-throw line. The 23-year-old has actually been scuffling from the field of late, as he's now shot Tuesday's 33.3 percent or worse in three of the last four games. However, Kuzma's aggressive nature -- he's taken no fewer than 14 shot attempts in six straight -- continues to help him turn in strong scoring contributions nearly every time he takes the floor.
Kuzma registered 29 points (10-22 FG, 5-14 3Pt, 4-5 FT), six rebounds, two assists and one block across 40 minutes in the Lakers' 111-106 win over the Kings on Sunday.
Kuzma exploded in the third quarter, going 7-for-8 from the field, including 4-for-5 from three-point range, to tally 21 of his points. It marked the fourth 20-point quarter for Kuzma this season and provided the Lakers with enough cushion to eventually hang on for the win. The second-year pro's scoring total paced the Lakers for the night and served as his highest since Feb 10 against the 76ers. Factoring in Sunday's production, Kuzma is sporting solid averages of 16.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists across 35.2 minutes in 10 March contests.
Kuzma totaled just seven points (3-11 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 1-4 FT), eight rebounds, three assists and a steal over 30 minutes in the Lakers' loss to the Raptors on Thursday.
Kuzma had a dreadful shooting night en route to his lowest point total since Jan. 2 though his rebounds and assists helped to offset the lack of production in the scoring department. Kuzma is averaging a solid 18.9 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game this season, and he'll look to get back on track Sunday against the Knicks.
Kuzma scored 21 points (9-17 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-3 FT) while adding five rebounds, four assists and a steal in 34 minutes during Tuesday's 123-107 win over the Bulls.
After missing two games with a minor ankle injury, the second-year forward looked none the worse for wear in Chicago. Kuzma's scoring numbers have improved slightly, but otherwise he's the same player he was as a rookie -- whether that's due to skills stagnation or the limitations of playing in LeBron James' shadow is hard to tell, but either way he remains a solid fantasy asset, but one who doesn't seem any closer to a breakout.
Kuzma (ankle) has been cleared to play Tuesday against the Bulls, Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official site reports.
Kuzma made it through a full practice Monday, and his ankle evidently responded well. He's missed the last two contests since rolling his ankle against the Clippers, but he'll provide his team with some much-needed scoring and figures to start. As a result, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's playing time is likely to take a hit.
Kuzma (ankle) went through a full practice Monday, Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN reports.
A right ankle injury kept Kuzma out of the last two games, but he's trending in the right direction as Tuesday's game against the Bulls approaches. The Lakers will wait to see how he feels at shootaround in the morning before updating his status, however.
Kuzma (ankle) won't play Saturday against the Celtics, Brian Robb of BostonSportsJournal.com reports.
A right ankle injury will prevent Kuzma from playing in a second straight game, though there are indications he'll return to the court soon. In his absence, and with Brandon Ingram (shoulder) ruled out for the season, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Josh Hart and various frontcourt players could see extra run.
Kuzma (ankle) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Celtics, Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register reports.
Kuzma reportedly went through "75 percent" of Friday's practice and will likely end up being a game-time decision for Saturday's primetime outing. The Lakers don't believe Kuzma is going to be out for long, but given that the team is of the mindset that they aren't making the postseason, they likely won't bring Kuzma back until he is 100 percent.
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