Kyle Kuzma





6 ft9 in

/ 2.06m


220 lbs

/ 99.8kg



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Professional History

2018-19: Selected to the Mtn Dew Ice Rising Stars game for second consecutive season, where he became the second Lakers player to be named MVP in 2019 ... Appeared in 70 games (68 starts), averaging 18.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 33.1 minutes ... Scored in double figures in 65 games, including 29 20+ outings, 7 30+ games and 1 40-point performance... Owned 4 double-doubles this season ... Scored 29 points 3/24 vs. SAC, including 21 third-quarter points ... Tallied 12 points, a career-best 10 assists and 6 rebounds 3/15 at DET, combining for first point/assist double-double of career ... Finished with 39 points (14-21 FG, 5-8 3FG, 6-7 FT) 2/10 at PHI ... His 23 points scored in the first quarter was the best single-quarter mark of his career, and the most by a Lakers player since Kobe scored the same total in the final quarter of his career (2016) ... Scored at least 30 points in back-to-back games for the first time of his career 1/19 at HOU, finishing with 32 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals ... In overtime win at OKC on 1/17, dropped 32 points with 8 rebounds while matching career highs in 3FG (7-12) and steals (3) ... Finished with 16 points and a game-high and season-high-tying 12 rebounds, good for his third double-double of the season ... Scored a career-high 41 points (16-24 FG) in 29 minutes … Kuzma’s point total was the highest by a Lakers player to appear in fewer than 30 minutes in the NBA’s shot clock era (since 1954-55) … In that game, he also became the fifth player in the league this season to score 40 points in three quarters (joining S. Curry, J. Harden, L. James and K. Thompson) ... Contributed team-high 24 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists 12/28 vs. LAC ... Finished with 33 points and 9 rebounds 12/27 at SAC, his seventh career 30+ game ... Hit the 20+ mark for the ninth time in December on 12/21 vs. NOP, finishing with 23 points ... Recorded second double-double of season with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists 12/18 at BKN ... Had a game-high 33 points and 7 rebounds 12/10 vs. MIA, the sixth 30-point performance of his career ... Had 27 points with 8 rebounds 12/7 at SAS ... Scored 22 points with team-high-tying 9 rebounds and 5 assists 12/5 vs. SAS ... Finished with 15 points and a season-high 12 rebounds 11/30 vs. DAL, his first double-double of the season ... Scored 22 points with 3 rebounds and a season-high-tying 2 blocks 10/25 vs. DEN ... In what was his 82nd career game, joined Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Elgin Baylor as the only Lakers players to have at least 1,300 points (1,344) and 500 rebounds (505) through that many career games ... Recorded a season-high 37 points and 8 rebounds 10/22 vs. SAS, falling 1 point shy of his then-career high ... Finished with 15 points and 5 rebounds in season-opener 10/18 at POR ... Missed 2 games due to lower back contusion (1/4-1/6)

2017-18: Appeared in 77 games (37 starts), averaging 16.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 31.2 minutes … Selected to the NBA AllRookie First Team … Selected to participate in the Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars Challenge at the 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles … Named NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month for games played in October/November … Ranked second overall among rookies in points per game (16.1) … Only rookie in NBA history to have at least 155 three-pointers (159) and 480 rebounds (483) … Scored in double figures 63 times, including 25 20+ point performances and four 30+ games … Led the team in scoring 17 times, rebounds 14 times, assists three times, steals 12 times and blocks 12 times … Tallied 17 double-doubles … Became the Lakers’ all-time rookie leader in three-pointers made (159) and is tied for fourth all-time among NBA rookies … Became the first rookie in NBA history to tally at least 1,200 points, 450 rebounds and 150 made threes … Registered the most 30-point games by a Lakers rookie since Magic Johnson (4) … In a career-high 46 minutes, had 27 points, 12 rebounds, a career-high six assists and two steals on 3/30 vs. MIL … Recorded 12 points and a career-high 15 rebounds on 2/10 at DAL … Scored 31 points with three rebounds, four assists and one block on 12/25 vs. MIN … His point total set a Lakers Christmas Day rookie record and his 6-11 threepointers tied the single-game NBA record for the holiday … Added ninth double-double with 27 points and 14 rebounds on 12/22 at GSW … Became third Lakers rookie to score 25+ in three straight games (first since Jerry West in 1960-61) … Scored a career-high 38 points (12-17 FG, 7-10 3FG) with seven rebounds and four assists on 12/20 at HOU … Became the first rookie in NBA history to score 38+ points with 7+ 3FG and a FG% of at least 70 percent … His point total was also the highest by a Lakers rookie in a road game since Elgin Baylor scored 41 (1/25/59 at PHI) … Became first Lakers rookie since Magic Johnson (2/20/80) to record a 30-point double-double with 30 points and 10 rebounds on 11/17 vs. PHX … Tallied first career double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds on 10/27 vs. TOR … Recorded eight points, four rebounds, one assist and two steals in his NBA debut on 10/19 vs. LAC … Missed one game due to back spasms (11/29), one game due to right ankle sprain (3/14) and three games due to left ankle sprain (4/8-4/11)

College History

Appeared in a combined 96 games (64 starts) over three seasons at Utah, averaging 10.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 21.0 minutes ... Reached double figures in scoring in 47 games, including 11 contests with 20+ points ... Recorded 19 double-doubles in his collegiate career ... 2016-17 (Utah): All-Pac-12 First Team and Pac-12 All-Defensive Honorable Mention selection … USBWA All-District VIII Team … Started all 29 games, averaging 16.4 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game … Ranked fourth in the Pac-12 in rebounds (9.3), fifth in points (16.4) and eighth in field goal percentage (.504) … Scored in double figures in 26 of 29 games, including eight contests of 20+ points … Had 15 double-doubles … Scored a career-high 26 points 1/7 at Arizona State … Pulled down a career-best 19 rebounds 11/12 versus Northwest Nazarene … 2015-16 (Utah): Appeared in 36 games (35 starts), averaging 10.8 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists per contest … Scored in double figures in 19 of 36 games, including three games of 20+ points … Had four double-doubles … 2014-15 (Utah): Averaged 7.4 minutes in 31 appearances with the Utes as a freshman, averaging 3.3 points and 1.8 rebounds per game

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