Brian Shaw

Lakers' Kyle Kuzma named rookie of the month, and he might play Saturday

Lakers' Kyle Kuzma named rookie of the month, and he might play Saturday

Brian Shaw followed Kyle Kuzma around the court, calling him “short dog” every time he shot the ball.

“I kept missing short,” Kuzma said. “Just kept missing short every time he said it. Stressing me out.”

In a post-practice three-point shooting competition Friday, Kuzma and Lonzo Ball faced Shaw, the Lakers associate head coach, and head coach Luke Walton. Walton was pinch-hitting for assistant Miles Simon, who normally squares off against the rookies.

The coaches won.

“I don’t know if that’s good or bad,” Walton quipped.

But it was Kuzma’s only loss on an otherwise very...

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