F - LAL
Kyle Kuzma grabbed eight rebounds off the bench in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, and shot one-for-seven from the field (one triple), scoring three points with two assists across 22 minutes in a blowout victory against the Miami Heat.
Kuzma struggled on Wednesday missing six-of-seven attempts but found a way to contribute by attacking the glass, pulling down eight rebounds (two offensive). Kuzma had a plus/minus of +11 and will look to find his rhythm in Game 2 on Friday.
Kyle Kuzma compiled 14 points (5-14 FG, 1-5 3PT, 3-4 FT), eight rebounds, one block over 30 minutes of play off the bench Tuesday.
Kuzma has been playing well as the Lakers' top scoring option off the bench. His ceiling is still limited behind Lebron and Anthony Davis but can be safely inserted to any NBA playoff fantasy lineups.
Kye Kuzma (ribs) will not play in Thursday's game against the Kings.
With Kuzma out for the second straight game, Markieff Morris will get the start. Anthony Davis is also out which makes Morris an intriguing DFS play.
Kyle Kuzma poured in 25 points (11-16 FG, 3-5 3PT) with six rebounds, three assists, two steals, and one turnover in 32 minutes vs. the Nuggets.
Kuzma got the start for the injured Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and ended up drilling the game-winning three with one second remaining on the clock to give the Lakers a 124-121 win over the Nuggets. He shot the ball really well in this one after going 3-of-14 from the field in his last game against Indiana. The Lakers play one more seeding game Thursday vs. the Kings, and it'll be interesting to see how Frank Vogel decides to work his rotations ahead of the playoffs.
Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma will enter the starting lineup on Monday in place Kentavious Caldwell-Pop (ribs).
Kuzma will start for the second time in three games after replacing LeBron James in the starting lineup in Thursday's loss to the Rockets. J.R. Smith and rookie Talen Horton-Tucker should also see more playing time behind Kuzma on Monday.