The Los Angeles Lakers are focused on LeBron James and Kyle Kuzma’s development on the court. That’s how this Kuzma warning came out.
Fox Sports analyst Nick Wright talked about the Kuzma warning, and his role on the team.
The Kuzma warning grows big
The young talent scored 41 points from 16-of-24
shooting, including five-of-10 from three-point range. In other words, his
talent was of great help in the Lakers’ 113-100 win over the Detroit Pistons.
The Lakers played their eighth game without LeBron
James. The king has been on the sideline since Christmas Day due to his groin
The Lakers are now 3-5, and there is still chance that they win a few more games. Kuzma was not really successful in the game against the Dallas Mavericks while Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram were dominant. However, he did receive all the plaudits against the Detroit Pistons.
“If I’m a
great scorer, Kuz is scary. As long as he keeps his foot on the gas, the sky is
the limit,” Michael Beasley
The Lakers rely on Kuzma and his
scoring as they still try to go for a playoff return.
LeBron James’ health, it’s the single most critical component of the team – for
this year and for the future,” Wright said.
this year because he is the second best player on this team and the only person
who has an argument is Rajon Rondo who is also out through injury right
now. In the future, that blue chip trade piece that everybody had assigned
to Ingram, slide that over to Kuz if he can keep this up.”
would have been amazing if both of those guys looked like blue-chippers but
Kuzma went four-of-20 and to respond to the worst game of your NBA career with
41 through three quarters, what an excellent performance. And the Lakers can lose any of these games
without LeBron and Rondo, I don’t care if they’re home against the Pistons –
any of these games are available to be losses! This was a great game and
it continues on a very important progression for Kuzma,” he said.
though I wasn’t so high on Ingram I thought his potential and Lonzo was greater
than his. I thought he looked better last year because he was older. But the way he has grown his game – and
he’s having this year despite shooting well below what he will shoot from
three-point range in his career! He will be better at that. Right now he’s been critical for the Lakers
being able to tread water without LeBron.”