Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel is being forced to make a huge change in the starting lineup for Thursday’s game, inserting Kyle Kuzma in place of the injured Anthony Davis.
Kyle Kuzma gets the nod to replace AD in the starting lineup tonight.
— Ryan Ward (@RyanWardLA) January 28, 2021
Not having Davis available will remove a player who’s currently averaging 21.9 points, 8.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.3 steals per game.
However, Kuzma isn’t a stranger to being part of the starting lineup for the Lakers. Prior to the arrival of Davis last season, he started 68 of his 70 games during the 2018-19 season and has started four of 19 games for the team this season.
The Lakers look to get back on the winning track after dropping a 107-106 decision to the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night to fall to 14-5 on the year.