The Lakers are getting back one of their best rotation players.
Kyle Kuzma will make his return for Los Angeles on Friday vs. the Mavericks, according to The Athletic.
Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma will make his season debut on Friday against the Mavericks in Dallas, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Positive sign, as Kuzma will be eased back into Lakers rotation.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 30, 2019
Kuzma has missed the first four games of the season with a stress reaction in his left ankle.
He averaged 18.7 points and 5.5 rebounds in 2018-19, LeBron James’ first year with Los Angeles.
The 24-year-old will be a valuable asset for the Lakers this year as he will allow the team to spread the ball out a bit and give James another option on offense.
He also is a long player who can help out defensively.
Having him in the lineup next to James and Anthony Davis will present a difficult challenge for any NBA team.
Los Angeles is planning to work Kuzma gradually back from his injury.