News: 3 days agoKuzma recorded 24 points (8-12 FG, 6-8 3Pt, 2-3 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and one steal in 29 minutes during Tuesday's 113-108 preseason loss to the Raptors.
Spin: Kuzma has had an up-and-down preseason, but he reached his preseason high in scoring and rebounding Tuesday. The 26-year-old will look to continue to gain more confidence in the Wizards' offense during the final preseason game Friday against the Knicks, assuming he's not rested.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Kuzma was part of the package of players that the Lakers traded for Russell Westbrook this offseason. After spending the last two seasons trying to fit into a bench role on a Lakers squad with championship aspirations, Kuzma will now be on a rebuilding Wizards squad in which he may be able to maximize his scoring footprint. Kuzma's career highs of 18.7 PPG and 2.5 APG came during his sophomore season, and his best 2.1 3PG came as a rookie. He could better all three of those marks with the Wizards this season, as he may be in line for a starting spot with heavier scoring responsibilities.