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The Credits: “Nightmare on [Figueroa] Street” - Lakers Links

The Credits: “Nightmare on [Figueroa] Street” - Lakers Links

The Lakers are terrible and only getting worse. Lakers News Report: NBA investigated, cleared Lakers assistant Brian Shaw for tampering with Paul George Kyle Kuzma on “embarrassing” Lakers’ loss: “We really gave up” Sources: No Tampering Found Between Lakers' Brian Shaw, Paul George | Basketball Insiders | NBA Rumors And Basketball News Injury Report: Ball Practices in Full | Los Angeles Lakers Lonzo Has Already Learned a Valuable Life Lesson | Los Angeles Lakers Lonzo Ball's Spotlight Helping Brandon Ingram Rise for Lakers | SI.com Lonzo Ball hoping to return Friday for Los...
Lakers News: Kyle Kuzma leads Western Conference rookies in All-Star voting

Lakers News: Kyle Kuzma leads Western Conference rookies in All-Star voting

Kuzma and Ball are getting plenty of love from the fans heading into the final stretch of All-Star voting. All-Star weekend in Los Angeles might be a little strange without a member of the Lakers in the lineup, but the first round of voting results has Kyle Kuzma in position to make a sneak attack up the list. The early results have Kuzma notching 184,338 votes, good for ninth among frontcourt players in the Western Conference. He’s less than 4,000 votes behind Karl-Anthony Towns (188,240), but over 30,000 above LaMarcus Aldridge (153,599). Kuzma also happens to be the leading vote-getter...
Kyle Kuzma says Lakers took ‘five steps back,’ promises fans they’ll turn around season

Kyle Kuzma says Lakers took ‘five steps back,’ promises fans they’ll turn around season

The night is always darkest just before the dawn. The Los Angeles Lakers’ crash-and-burn return to reality has not been pretty over the last few weeks. Blame can be placed on injuries, an incredibly unforgiving schedule and playing above their ceiling a bit before everything went downhill, but Kyle Kuzma isn’t accepting any of those excuses. The Lakers’ dynamic rookie has been in a bit of his own funk, hitting what appears to be the infamous rookie wall. He’s also been dealing with a quadriceps contusion, and averaging 35.9 minutes per outing over the last 10 games. “We had no...
Lakers vs. Thunder: Start time, TV schedule and game preview

Lakers vs. Thunder: Start time, TV schedule and game preview

The Lakers are feeling the mid-season blues, but a homestand in Los Angeles might be exactly what they need. The Los Angeles Lakers are happy to be home after a back-to-back road trip, but they’re still singing the mid-season blues as the Oklahoma City Thunder come to town. Lonzo Ball and Brook Lopez have been cleared to return to practice, but Ball has been ruled out of the game. Lopez is available to play. Kyle Kuzma’s quadriceps contusion seems to be a lingering injury after he re-aggravated it against the Minnesota Timberwolves. He’s also been upgraded to available for the...
Lakers Injury News: Kyle Kuzma status in the air vs. Thunder

Lakers Injury News: Kyle Kuzma status in the air vs. Thunder

Kuzma’s quad is giving him trouble after he tweaked it again in Minnesota. The Los Angeles Lakers have hit a brutal patch of games through December as they embark into 2018, with injuries and losses piling up. Lonzo Ball, Brook Lopez and Brandon Ingram have all missed time with various injuries, and Kyle Kuzma is the latest Laker to need some time with the training staff. Kuzma re-aggravated a right quadriceps contusion he suffered against the Memphis Grizzlies during the Lakers’ loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, and told reporters following the game that he “isn’t sure” about...
Silver Screen and Roll Dec 30, 2017
Kyle Kuzma’s scorching offense is about to battle the dreaded rookie wall

Kyle Kuzma’s scorching offense is about to battle the dreaded rookie wall

Kuzma’s rookie season has been a revelation, but can he keep up the level he’s playing at? "I play with a chip on my shoulder and I feel like I've got to go out and prove something every night. That's my expectation." Those are the words of Kyle Kuzma, the 27th overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft, within a media scrum after an impressive Summer League performance last July. Flash-forward to now, nearly halfway through his first season of professional basketball, and Kuzma continues to be a revelation to nearly everyone’s surprise, except him. When the Los Angeles Lakers traded for the...
Silver Screen and Roll Dec 28, 2017
Lakers Notebook: Kyle Kuzma learned the lesson of an off night

Lakers Notebook: Kyle Kuzma learned the lesson of an off night

Kuzma hit a rough patch against Memphis, but don’t call it a rookie wall yet. The hype surrounding Los Angeles Lakers rookie Kyle Kuzma has been real, and for good reason. Kuzma leads the Lakers in scoring at 17.8 points per game, and is the best three-point shooter on the team. The bitterness of things going the other way for Kuma stung the Lakers Wednesday night against the Memphis Grizzlies, though. Kyle went a brutal 4-of-24 from the field, but the Lakers’ rookie wasn’t down on himself after the performance. “I was very happy about the shots. I think they were all, for the...
Silver Screen and Roll Dec 27, 2017
Luke Walton explains what impresses him most about Kyle Kuzma

Luke Walton explains what impresses him most about Kyle Kuzma

Walton just wants a Kuzmania shirt. The Los Angeles Lakers have spent the last several seasons mining gems deep in the NBA draft, dating back to landing Jordan Clarkson for cash considerations to the Washington Wizards. They hit the jackpot with No. 27 pick Kyle Kuzma, though, landing their first true Rookie of the Year candidate after years of picking in the lottery. What stands out to Lakers head coach Luke Walton aren’t the 30-plus point outings, like the one we saw on Christmas Day, but his mentality after the game is over. “What's most impressive to me about him is that he's...
Silver Screen and Roll Dec 26, 2017
Lakers vs. Timberwolves Final Score: Christmas Day showcase ends with 121-104 Lakers loss

Lakers vs. Timberwolves Final Score: Christmas Day showcase ends with 121-104 Lakers loss

Coal for the shorthanded Lakers to end Christmas Day. The Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves wrapped up a packed Christmas Day slate of basketball, ending the NBA night with a 121-104 Timberwolves victory. The purple and gold put up a valiant effort in the final minutes, making a brief run to scare Minnesota, but would come up short to lose their third game in a row. The Lakers were without three starters Monday night, with Brandon Ingram coming up as a late scratch for the second game in a row. Jordan Clarkson, Josh Hart, Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Andrew Bogut...

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