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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:53 pm    Post subject:

Work on your handles and conditioning and you'll be an all-star. What's preventing Kuz from getting to the hoop more often is his dribbling. He can't take many people off the dribble right now; I think his dribbling might be a bit too high. Fix it.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:07 pm    Post subject:

His scoring is already in a good place. Work on play making, shot selection and defense.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:02 pm    Post subject:

He has the makings of being the star of this team. I know there are some who want BI or Lonzo to be that player but this guy has all the qualities to be great. Luke won't be able to handcuff him next year because the skills are too obvious.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:25 pm    Post subject:

I'd like to see him work on having a more explosive first step, improved free throws and better foot work at the post. His conditioning is fine. He logged the most Laker minutes.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:30 pm    Post subject:

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He has the makings of being the star of this team. I know there are some who want BI or Lonzo to be that player but this guy has all the qualities to be great. Luke won't be able to handcuff him next year because the skills are too obvious.


Brandon Ingram has all the qualities of a star, dude was legit averaging 18/6/5 on 52/56/72 on the stretch before he got injured. And he's 2 years younger then Kuzma. Ingram is gonna take the (bleep) over next season and look like an all star.


However we have both and if Kuzma takes a leap this year, we're looking at a really scary player. If he improves his ball handing and defense, he's gonna be a legit PF.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:28 am    Post subject:

“I get through a lot of situations,” Kuzma says, “asking myself what Kobe would do.”

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:10 am    Post subject:

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When Kuzma interviewed with the Lakers at the combine in Chicago last May, he was sweating through his dress shirt. “I mean, it’s Magic Johnson, but then he smiles, so you smile and the whole vibe changes,” Kuzma recalls. “This isn’t some analytics guy with glasses talking about your per-48. It’s laid-back, feet up, chilling and talking.” Kuzma is from Flint, Mich., 55 miles from Johnson’s hometown of Lansing. He launched into his life story, sharing that he and his mother were once homeless. The Lakers, desperate for an infusion of edge, were smitten.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:06 pm    Post subject:

OC Lakerfan wrote:
“I get through a lot of situations,” Kuzma says, “asking myself what Kobe would do.”

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:21 pm    Post subject:

I thought it helped him when he was forced to play SF. I think he was very effective there and once he when the his overall game took off.

Yes he can improve his defense, passing and his handle but he can also sharpen his shooting and finishing around the hoop. He an get a little stronger and more explosive.

There is nothing glaring that he needs to work on but if he got just a little better at everything and became stronger and more explosive he can take a big leap next year.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:09 pm    Post subject:

I know it's blasphemy but this kid ceiling comp is who... Kobe? I mean he has good footwork and the big cojones part already
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:16 pm    Post subject:

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I know it's blasphemy but this kid ceiling comp is who... Kobe? I mean he has good footwork and the big cojones part already


Horry without the defense
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:16 pm    Post subject:

He has that Kobe confidence and mentality.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:25 pm    Post subject:

Handles, defense, strength, and free throws. Those should all be the priority for Kuz this summer.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:44 pm    Post subject:

This would be cool.

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Random thought. @Lakers we gotta play one game at the forum next year that would be crazy!

https://twitter.com/kylekuzma/status/983213447209873408
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:58 pm    Post subject:

venturalakersfan wrote:
governator wrote:
I know it's blasphemy but this kid ceiling comp is who... Kobe? I mean he has good footwork and the big cojones part already


Horry without the defense


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:10 pm    Post subject:

venturalakersfan wrote:
governator wrote:
I know it's blasphemy but this kid ceiling comp is who... Kobe? I mean he has good footwork and the big cojones part already


Horry without the defense

Robert Horry’s best season was 12/6/3 Per 36.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:13 pm    Post subject:

venturalakersfan wrote:
governator wrote:
I know it's blasphemy but this kid ceiling comp is who... Kobe? I mean he has good footwork and the big cojones part already


Horry without the defense


Young Robert Horry could do some things offensively, but Kuzma as a rookie is far more able to create his own shot than Horry ever was.

I personally don't feel Kuzma's D is as bad as some make it out to be either.

This kid wants to be a star, he needs to be careful about carping on his own teammates too much, he is very cocky but all great players are.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:18 pm    Post subject:

governator wrote:
I know it's blasphemy but this kid ceiling comp is who... Kobe? I mean he has good footwork and the big cojones part already


Bruh kobe at the same age was a multiple time champion, all star and averaging 29 a game with elite defense.


I think kuzmas ceiling is more in the tier of a derozan type of player.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:33 pm    Post subject:

DangeRuss wrote:
governator wrote:
I know it's blasphemy but this kid ceiling comp is who... Kobe? I mean he has good footwork and the big cojones part already


Bruh kobe at the same age was a multiple time champion, all star and averaging 29 a game with elite defense.


I think kuzmas ceiling is more in the tier of a derozan type of player.

Derozan is a great ceiling to reach
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:23 pm    Post subject:

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Work on your handles and conditioning and you'll be an all-star. What's preventing Kuz from getting to the hoop more often is his dribbling. He can't take many people off the dribble right now; I think his dribbling might be a bit too high. Fix it.


It's ball handling AND his physique. He's too small and weak. Him, Zo, and BI really need to hit the weights and watch their nutrition this summer like what JR did last season.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:29 pm    Post subject:

venturalakersfan wrote:
governator wrote:
I know it's blasphemy but this kid ceiling comp is who... Kobe? I mean he has good footwork and the big cojones part already


Horry without the defense


As a rookie, Kuz scored more PPG on better efficiency than Horry ever did. He's already a better offensive player than Horry by far. The defense showed improvement throughout the season and will only get better as he learns and improves his strength.

Kuzma's ceiling is a more well rounded Rashard Lewis.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:01 am    Post subject:

venturalakersfan wrote:
governator wrote:
I know it's blasphemy but this kid ceiling comp is who... Kobe? I mean he has good footwork and the big cojones part already


Horry without the defense


A more aggressive Antawn Jamison imo.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:03 am    Post subject:

Smh at the Robert Horry comparison. Kuz's already showed way more offensive arsenals in his rookie season than Horry's showed his entire career. Not close.

Antawn Jamison seems to be a good comp.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:29 am    Post subject:

I just read this. He earned his sociology degree at Utah in three years. Pretty smart guy.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:36 am    Post subject:

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venturalakersfan wrote:
governator wrote:
I know it's blasphemy but this kid ceiling comp is who... Kobe? I mean he has good footwork and the big cojones part already


Horry without the defense

Robert Horry’s best season was 12/6/3 Per 36.


Horry played with the greats, Hakeem, Shaq, Kobe, Duncan. If Kuzma is that fortunate then those numbers would be applicable.
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