OFFICIAL KYLE KUZMA THREAD
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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:

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
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:34 pm    Post subject:

governator wrote:
tox wrote:
defense wrote:
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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