Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma will not play in Tuesday's regular-season opener against the LA Clippers, the team announced Sunday. Head coach Frank Vogel said he's unsure when Kuzma will be ready to suit up.
"Right now, we're just talking about ramping up his activity, and we're not going to look past two days from now," Vogel said. "We're going to try to increase his workload and activities this week, and we'll see where we're at."
Kuzma didn't play in the preseason and has been limited throughout Lakers camp after suffering a left foot stress reaction during USA Basketball's August training camp.
The 24-year-old's absence ensures Anthony Davis will start the season in his preferred position at power forward; when Kuzma is healthy, Davis is expected to see more time at center. Vogel wouldn't commit Sunday to a starting lineup for opening night, but Davis, LeBron James, and JaVale McGee will likely start in the frontcourt.