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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:51 am    Post subject:

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I am going to miss Nance a lot, but this does open up more PT for Kuz.


Great point. I love Nance and what he brings. But Kuzma seems to play better when he gets more minutes. And Kuz has greater upside. A front court of Lopez and Randle with Frye and Kuzma coming off the bench can do some damage, while giving Kuzma more minutes for development.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:33 am    Post subject:

Great rebounding game by Kuz, looks like with Nance gone and IT taking more of an offensive load they want Kuz to give more energy on defense and the boards.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:49 pm    Post subject:

Kuuuuuuuuz.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:51 pm    Post subject:

Can't wait till he learns defense
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:26 pm    Post subject:

He had one heck of a first half tonight.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:07 pm    Post subject:

9-18 20pts

Not bad
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:14 pm    Post subject:

I believe that he'll take the next step before he hits his prime.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:21 pm    Post subject:

socalsp3 wrote:
9-18 20pts

Not bad


not bad at all!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:20 am    Post subject:

Hopefully this experience will help Kuz reignite his game. The first two months of this year have been tough.
He hit a rough spot for minute. Since January his true shooting percentage is 48.0 which is the lowest among Lakers regulars.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:22 am    Post subject:

Loved nance in the short term definitely a loss, but in the long run I think Kuzma will fill that void very easily...he may never do some of the things nance does but I think his ceiling for what he does well is very high.

He's still a rookie and he'll have his ups and downs to close out the season, but I think he'll make a solid jump next year
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:57 am    Post subject:

http://hoopshype.com/2018/02/20/kyle-kuzma-on-being-a-laker-bond-with-lonzo-ball-l-a-s-max-deals-to-pursue-star-free-agents-and-more/
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:34 am    Post subject:

av3773 wrote:
Loved nance in the short term definitely a loss, but in the long run I think Kuzma will fill that void very easily...he may never do some of the things nance does but I think his ceiling for what he does well is very high.

He's still a rookie and he'll have his ups and downs to close out the season, but I think he'll make a solid jump next year


His jumper will be like money in the bank!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:12 am    Post subject:

The irony is Kuzma has some of the same deficiencies as Nance. For instance, he is undersized at the pf position which makes him a net negative on nights where he's not scoring well. My hope is that he develops some good defensive instincts to make up for his size.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:54 pm    Post subject:

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The irony is Kuzma has some of the same deficiencies as Nance. For instance, he is undersized at the pf position which makes him a net negative on nights where he's not scoring well. My hope is that he develops some good defensive instincts to make up for his size.

That doesn't really seem like the same deficiencies as Nance
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:00 pm    Post subject:

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The irony is Kuzma has some of the same deficiencies as Nance. For instance, he is undersized at the pf position which makes him a net negative on nights where he's not scoring well. My hope is that he develops some good defensive instincts to make up for his size.

That doesn't really seem like the same deficiencies as Nance

yeah, Nance was undersized for C position but not PF
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:34 pm    Post subject:

governator wrote:
tox wrote:
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The irony is Kuzma has some of the same deficiencies as Nance. For instance, he is undersized at the pf position which makes him a net negative on nights where he's not scoring well. My hope is that he develops some good defensive instincts to make up for his size.

That doesn't really seem like the same deficiencies as Nance

yeah, Nance was undersized for C position but not PF


Personally i think Nance is Under sized at both power forward and center. Obviously Nance has more issues than that but i believe it is something him and Kuzma share.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:51 am    Post subject:

tox wrote:
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The irony is Kuzma has some of the same deficiencies as Nance. For instance, he is undersized at the pf position which makes him a net negative on nights where he's not scoring well. My hope is that he develops some good defensive instincts to make up for his size.

That doesn't really seem like the same deficiencies as Nance

And I bet there were many nights where Larry was a net positive despite scoring in single digits. He was just a much better team defender and rebounder than Kuzma will likely ever be. But that's okay, because Kuzma is ten times the offensive player LNJ will ever be.

They're just two very different players.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:10 am    Post subject:

They are two different players. Nance could be unproductive or apprehensive on offense but still help the team succeed. Kuzma can get hot shooting and help the team succeed, or if he struggles shooting, not help the team at all.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:19 pm    Post subject:

Yup- Kuz can provide a lot more help on offense, but his D is not even close to Larry at this point. Not sure it ever will be because Larry was longer and bouncier, but Kuz will improve on D as time goes on. He has already improved as the season has gone on. Gotta role with the guys we have.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:12 pm    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
He was just a much better team defender and rebounder than Kuzma will likely ever be. But that's okay, because Kuzma is ten times the offensive player LNJ will ever be.

I wonít say ever be, because iím Hopeful Kuzma wants to be and is Serious enough that he Will be that team defender we need. Heíll study and work on it as madly as the rest of his game.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:54 pm    Post subject:

I hope Kuz used the break to recharge his batteries
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:03 pm    Post subject:

Trevacious2 wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
He was just a much better team defender and rebounder than Kuzma will likely ever be. But that's okay, because Kuzma is ten times the offensive player LNJ will ever be.

I wonít say ever be, because iím Hopeful Kuzma wants to be and is Serious enough that he Will be that team defender we need. Heíll study and work on it as madly as the rest of his game.

Just watching Julius's strides and thinking about some of Kuz's quotes... I am optimistic he'll get there. I don't think he'll ever be as impactful as LNJ defensively -- not just in measurables but LNJ had a very keen understanding of the game defensively (his STL% is outlier good for a big). But to be an average defensive big will probably be fine for Kuz because he projects to be really good offensively.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:37 am    Post subject:

Hey I wonder if Traci Lords and Kuz are related? Traci Elizabeth Lords (born Nora Louise Kuzma; May 7, 1968) is an American actress, singer, model, writer, producer, and director. During the 1980s, she was one of the most sought-after pornographic actresses in the industry. She achieved notoriety after law enforcement discovered that she was underage when she posed nude and appeared in numerous XĖrated films. The resulting withdrawal of her films from distributors and rental stores cost the industry millions of dollars and her case became the biggest scandal to affect the adult film industry.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:33 am    Post subject:

Jellojigglin wrote:
Hey I wonder if Traci Lords and Kuz are related? Traci Elizabeth Lords (born Nora Louise Kuzma; May 7, 1968) is an American actress, singer, model, writer, producer, and director. During the 1980s, she was one of the most sought-after pornographic actresses in the industry. She achieved notoriety after law enforcement discovered that she was underage when she posed nude and appeared in numerous XĖrated films. The resulting withdrawal of her films from distributors and rental stores cost the industry millions of dollars and her case became the biggest scandal to affect the adult film industry.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:55 am    Post subject:

Jellojigglin wrote:
Hey I wonder if Traci Lords and Kuz are related? Traci Elizabeth Lords (born Nora Louise Kuzma; May 7, 1968) is an American actress, singer, model, writer, producer, and director. During the 1980s, she was one of the most sought-after pornographic actresses in the industry. She achieved notoriety after law enforcement discovered that she was underage when she posed nude and appeared in numerous XĖrated films. The resulting withdrawal of her films from distributors and rental stores cost the industry millions of dollars and her case became the biggest scandal to affect the adult film industry.

Well, I think you'd need fluid samples from both to be sure. It's up to you how you get em.
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