Kyle Kuzma

Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2017 rankings were finalized on 6/22/2017.

Height: 6-9
Weight: 215
College: Utah
Classification: Junior
Birthdate: 7/24/1995

2017 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 47

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round

2017 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 27 by the Brooklyn Nets (Rights traded to the Los Angeles Lakers)

Pros:

Adequate shooter, has stretch big potential

Decent low post scorer

Excels at scoring on the move

Solid playmaker

Gifted rebounder

Good size to play either forward position

Smart player that has a good feel for the game

 
โ€‹Cons:

Inconsistent shooter

Lacks an elite first step off the dribble

May struggle to guard quicker players

Does not collect many steals or blocks

Only an average athlete

Overshadowed by higher profile teammates in his first two years

Relative late bloomer

Summary:

Kyle Kuzma is a skilled, combination forward that can score the basketball in a variety of ways.  He is also a very good passer for a player his size.  Plus, he rebounds the ball well, as he has shown a marked improvement this year.โ€‹

However, he is not a very good three-point shooter.  Defensively, he may be a position defender, but he does not collect many steals or blocks.  Right now, he projects to be a second round prospect for the 2017 NBA Draft.

Links:

ESPN Draft Profile

DraftExpress Profile

RealGM Profile

Games Scouted:

1/14/17 Utah vs. UCLA

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