Report: Lakers to be without F Kyle Kuzma against Phoenix Suns

May 9, 2021, 5:15 PM | Updated: 6:16 pm
Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers handles the ball against the Phoenix Suns during the NBA ga...
Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers handles the ball against the Phoenix Suns during the NBA game at Phoenix Suns Arena on March 21, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Lakers 111-94. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Lakers will reportedly be without forward Kyle Kuzma on Sunday night against the Phoenix Suns.

According to Yahoo! Sports’ Chris Haynes, Kuzma will be held out due to lower-back tightness.

The fourth-year forward out of Utah has started in half of the 64 games he’s played in for the Lakers this year.

Kuzma is averaging 12.8 points and 6.2 rebounds per game this season while shooting 43.5% from the field and 35.7% from three.

The 25-year-old Kuzma will be added to a long list of Lakers that won’t play against the Suns on Sunday night due to injury.

Those names feature forward LeBron James, guard Dennis Schroder and former Suns forward Jared Dudley.

However, forward Anthony Davis, center Marc Gasol and guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope are all probable.

The Suns look to keep pace with the Utah Jazz for the No.1 seed in the Western Conference as they play the Lakers at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. Catch all the action on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station.

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