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Re: The Official Kyle Kuzma Thread 

Post#161 » by Ruzious » Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:49 pm

He'll make it 10 straight real good games tonight. But then, the truth will be in the pudding, because the next 11 games after tonight are against quality teams. It's how he does in those games that will tell if he's really the same old Kuz.
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Re: The Official Kyle Kuzma Thread 

Post#162 » by tontoz » Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:49 pm

Ruzious wrote:He'll make it 10 straight real good games tonight. But then, the truth will be in the pudding, because the next 11 games after tonight are against quality teams. It's how he does in those games that will tell if he's really the same old Kuz.


It is a little bizarre because in Dec he averaged 13/6 with a TS of 50%. This month he is averaging 26/12 with a TS of 63%.
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Re: The Official Kyle Kuzma Thread 

Post#163 » by Ruzious » Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:58 pm

tontoz wrote:
Ruzious wrote:He'll make it 10 straight real good games tonight. But then, the truth will be in the pudding, because the next 11 games after tonight are against quality teams. It's how he does in those games that will tell if he's really the same old Kuz.


It is a little bizarre because in Dec he averaged 13/6 with a TS of 50%. This month he is averaging 26/12 with a TS of 63%.

I really hope he's turned a corner, but I suspect those December numbers will be more like what he gets after the Portland game. Kuz, prove Ruz wrong.
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Re: The Official Kyle Kuzma Thread 

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Re: The Official Kyle Kuzma Thread 

Post#165 » by badinage » Yesterday 4:44 am

Why can’t we be optimistic about players — optimistic, hopeful, even giddy? Even if they’re not superstars. Or stars. Or PER stars.

Optimistic, hopeful, giddy … until we are given reason to think that we’re TOTALLY deluding ourselves. If we’re only partially deluding ourselves, that’s fine. That’s what sports is. That’s what life is.

I like Kuz. I’m believing. It’s fun.
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Re: The Official Kyle Kuzma Thread 

Post#166 » by DCZards » Yesterday 2:06 pm

badinage wrote:Why can’t we be optimistic about players — optimistic, hopeful, even giddy? Even if they’re not superstars. Or stars. Or PER stars.

Optimistic, hopeful, giddy … until we are given reason to think that we’re TOTALLY deluding ourselves. If we’re only partially deluding ourselves, that’s fine. That’s what sports is. That’s what life is.

I like Kuz. I’m believing. It’s fun.

I think most here are coming around to being optimistic about Kuz. We’re halfway through the season and Kuz continues on an upward trajectory as far as his play is concerned.

Looks to me that getting out of LA and going from, at best, the third forward behind Lebron and AD, to the #1 scoring option at forward on the Zards has really supercharged his confidence.
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Re: The Official Kyle Kuzma Thread 

Post#167 » by Dark Faze » Yesterday 2:25 pm

I think Kuz is an average scorer. He's a little below average on TS (55% last two years) for his position, with an above average usage. Given how good of a rebounder he is, and the fact that he competes defensively, I'd consider him a net positive player. The question is really about contract.

Luckily we have some time. We'll have a much better picture of what the team will be moving forward heading into next years trade deadline.
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Re: The Official Kyle Kuzma Thread 

Post#168 » by Ruzious » Yesterday 2:27 pm

DCZards wrote:
badinage wrote:Why can’t we be optimistic about players — optimistic, hopeful, even giddy? Even if they’re not superstars. Or stars. Or PER stars.

Optimistic, hopeful, giddy … until we are given reason to think that we’re TOTALLY deluding ourselves. If we’re only partially deluding ourselves, that’s fine. That’s what sports is. That’s what life is.

I like Kuz. I’m believing. It’s fun.

I think most here are coming around to being
optimistic about Kuz. We’re halfway through the season and Kuz continues on an upward trajectory as far as his play is concerned.

Looks to me that getting out of LA and going from, at best, the third forward behind Lebron and AD, to the #1 scoring option at forward on the Zards has really supercharged his confidence.

He does appear to be extremely relaxed out there.

And it's not just his scoring; his defense and rebounding seem to have also taken major upticks. These next 10 games - against very good teams - should tell us if it's temporary.
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