Kyle Kuzma is set to return from an ankle injury against the Dallas Mavericks on Friday.
Kyle Kuzma will not be suiting up for the Los Angeles Lakers in their season-opening game on Tuesday.
The Los Angeles Lakers announced Kyle Kuzma is dealing with a stress reaction in his left foot sustained at the FIBA World Cup.
The third-year forward suffered the injury while playing with Team USA in the recent World Cup.
Kuzma suffered an ankle injury with Team USA, forcing him to withdraw from the FIBA World Cup, and he's recovering "slower than hoped."
Team USA, led by captain Kemba Walker's game-high 23 points, pulled away from Australia in the second half en route to a 102-86 victory.
The forward said he can be Los Angeles' third star if he can "shoot the ball well and keep developing the facets of my game defensively."
"You can’t find one other team in our league right now that has to rely on that much every single night from their young guys," James said.
The Lakers had only eight active bodies in practice Tuesday, with Kyle Kuzma the latest to join the injury list.
The Los Angeles Lakers had only eight active bodies in training on Tuesday, with Kyle Kuzma the latest to join the injury list.