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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:43 pm    Post subject:

Kuzma got his powers back
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:44 pm    Post subject:

Great game Kuz!!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:54 pm    Post subject:

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I'm sure you'll do better next game. Stay up playa!


Good job, Kuzy!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:14 am    Post subject:

Kuzma played well at the 3 today, as expected. Also got some good minutes staggered at the 4.

That is what I feel Kuzma is. He can play the 3 and stagger some minutes at the 4 as well when we run certain lineups.

That's one of the reasons I wanted to see Luke try a bench lineup of

Jordan Clarkson
Josh Hart
Kyle Kuzma
Larry Nance Jr.
Ivica Zubac

But oh well..

least we know Kuzma can play the 3, which imo given his style, speed and ability has been apparent all season yet not tried till now because it had to be.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:47 am    Post subject:

Good one for Kuzma. He has his ups and downs but generally he is playing really good considering he is rookie. Few weeks during summer with Mamba will be great for him. Also he need to work on his conditioning and strength. Will be huge piece next season.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:23 pm    Post subject:

Kyle Kuzma has said now that he loves playing the 3.. he gets to handle the ball more and take advantage more...



Yep....

Kuzma can play the 3. Been saying that all year.

Would be nice to have Nance as bench 4 with Kuz as bench 3 but oh well..

Anyway now that we all have seen Kuzma can play the 3 and he endorses it

Think we'll see Ingram at the 2 a bit now?

Still wanna see the starting lineup of

Lonzo Ball
Brandon Ingram
Kyle Kuzma
Julius Randle
Brook Lopez
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:27 pm    Post subject:

MJST wrote:
Kyle Kuzma has said now that he loves playing the 3.. he gets to handle the ball more and take advantage more...



Yep....

Kuzma can play the 3. Been saying that all year.

Would be nice to have Nance as bench 4 with Kuz as bench 3 but oh well..

Anyway now that we all have seen Kuzma can play the 3 and he endorses it

Think we'll see Ingram at the 2 a bit now?

Still wanna see the starting lineup of

Lonzo Ball
Brandon Ingram
Kyle Kuzma
Julius Randle
Brook Lopez


Please just stop. Raise the needle off of the record. It's clearly broken. I'm sure you would love to weaken our already depleted bench that much more, but it's not going to happen. Just because Kuzma endorses playing the 3 doesn't make it his best position. He's a 4 who can take advantage of his shooting, ball handling, and quickness. At the 3 he's just another average athlete with an average handle, average shot creating ability who fire every shot he gets his hands on. Pass
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:40 pm    Post subject:

You obviously don't watch Kuzma if you think his handle is average or that his athleticism is average.

If you're comparing him to LeBron or Durant probably. But average isn't where Kuzma's handle is. He's very above average.

"Just another average athlete with average shot creating and handle at the 3"


https://youtu.be/MZm52B3M1L8
1:12 - 1:40

The chase off the three point line and the handle to get to the basket on the next play. Both at the 3.

Yep...average....

lol whatever you say.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:47 pm    Post subject:

MJST wrote:
You obviously don't watch Kuzma if you think his handle is average or that his athleticism is average.

If you're comparing him to LeBron or Durant probably. But average isn't where Kuzma's handle is. He's very above average.

"Just another average athlete with average shot creating and handle at the 3"


https://youtu.be/MZm52B3M1L8
1:12 - 1:40

The chase off the three point line and the handle to get to the basket on the next play. Both at the 3.

Yep...average....

lol whatever you say.


He just has some awkward moments though trying certain moves. You can tell he has an idea of what he wants to do but sometimes he can't execute right. Once he spends the summer refining his handles and footwork we're going to see a much better and smoother Kuz.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:55 pm    Post subject:

The Juggernaut wrote:
MJST wrote:
You obviously don't watch Kuzma if you think his handle is average or that his athleticism is average.

If you're comparing him to LeBron or Durant probably. But average isn't where Kuzma's handle is. He's very above average.

"Just another average athlete with average shot creating and handle at the 3"


https://youtu.be/MZm52B3M1L8
1:12 - 1:40

The chase off the three point line and the handle to get to the basket on the next play. Both at the 3.

Yep...average....

lol whatever you say.


He just has some awkward moments though trying certain moves. You can tell he has an idea of what he wants to do but sometimes he can't execute right. Once he spends the summer refining his handles and footwork we're going to see a much better and smoother Kuz.


You get the feeling that's what he wants too.

He said the reason he loves the 3 so much is because he gets to handle the ball more and do more.

So you get the feeling that is an aspect of his game he wants to really start utilizing and he feels he can do that more at the 3.

Obviously he has the moves, he just needs to continue to refine them and smooth it out at NBA speed. Where he is right now though is far advanced of small forward lottery picks like say...Josh Jackson or Justice Winslow..or Stanley Johnson.

So Kuz is in a pretty good spot. He just has to continue building upon it. No reason to think he won't. Which is a great sign.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:57 pm    Post subject:

Kuzma was really good defensively tonight, low-key.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:19 pm    Post subject:

Shot selection was good too.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:52 am    Post subject:

He seems to be catching a second wind: 14.4 points (47.5% fg, 43.5% 3p), 7.6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1.2 steals and 1 block in 36 minutes in the last 5 games.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:14 am    Post subject:

MJST wrote:
You obviously don't watch Kuzma if you think his handle is average or that his athleticism is average.

If you're comparing him to LeBron or Durant probably. But average isn't where Kuzma's handle is. He's very above average.

"Just another average athlete with average shot creating and handle at the 3"


https://youtu.be/MZm52B3M1L8
1:12 - 1:40

The chase off the three point line and the handle to get to the basket on the next play. Both at the 3.

Yep...average....

lol whatever you say.


His handle is very inconsistent.. he's had quite a few moments this year trying to do dribble moves where he failed and didn't look like a wing in that aspect (a couple times in clutch situations beyond the 3pt line, asked to create.. it was dreadful)
But with the good flashes, overall you have to obviously say his handle is above average for a PF. He's made a couple good moves recently..but you can't say the handle is really legit off those couple moves
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:30 am    Post subject:

MJST wrote:
You obviously don't watch Kuzma if you think his handle is average or that his athleticism is average.

If you're comparing him to LeBron or Durant probably. But average isn't where Kuzma's handle is. He's very above average.

"Just another average athlete with average shot creating and handle at the 3"


https://youtu.be/MZm52B3M1L8
1:12 - 1:40

The chase off the three point line and the handle to get to the basket on the next play. Both at the 3.

Yep...average....

lol whatever you say.


Correct! He is well above average in both athleticism and handles. It is evident when he blows by defenders on his drives. My favorite part of his game (aside from his sweet 3's) is his utilization of the glass. I haven't seen anyone use the glass as effectively as Kuz since Tim Duncan.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:32 pm    Post subject:

Work on that D, kid
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:33 pm    Post subject:

At least he's rebounding?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:35 pm    Post subject:

LakerLogic wrote:
At least he's rebounding?


? It was a solid game for a rookie. - His impact was felt
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:44 pm    Post subject:

awful defensively, hes gotta take huge leaps this offseason
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:46 pm    Post subject:

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awful defensively, hes gotta take huge leaps this offseason


Why? He's well ahead for a rookie and is playing out of position like Luke just said.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:48 pm    Post subject:

KeepItRealOrElse wrote:
LakerLogic wrote:
At least he's rebounding?


? It was a solid game for a rookie. - His impact was felt


Yes, I thought he played well overall, especially considering he was out of position.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:49 pm    Post subject:

Kuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz. The kid is playing a lot of minutes lately. 14 points and 10 rebounds tonight. He needs to work on his D.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:05 pm    Post subject:

32 wrote:
Kuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz. The kid is playing a lot of minutes lately. 14 points and 10 rebounds tonight. He needs to work on his D.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:07 pm    Post subject:

venturalakersfan wrote:
KeepItRealOrElse wrote:
LakerLogic wrote:
At least he's rebounding?


? It was a solid game for a rookie. - His impact was felt


Yes, I thought he played well overall, especially considering he was out of position.




Good job, Kuz!
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