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US national team’s head coach Gregg Popovich opened up on the third-year forward for the Los Angeles Lakers forward and ex Team USA candidate Kyle Kuzma, who left the team with ankle injury:

“It’s a huge disappointment, because he was a young, energetic guy who was really learning and could play a lot of positions for us. Mostly, I feel badly for him, because he missed play, and this holds him back a little bit for the season also. So, hopefully, he’ll heal quickly. But, he was wonderful while he was here, and we do miss him,” Popovich said.

This past season, Kuzma averaged 18.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.