Mindaugas Kuzminskas

Mindaugas Kuzminskas (NYK) – “KUZ

(Nathaniel S. Butler/USA TODAY Sports)
(Nathaniel S. Butler/USA TODAY Sports)


NYK Forward: 6’9, 220 lbs; 2nd year, Lithuania

NBA Role: inside-out big UnderDOG

KUZZZZZZZZZ, ‘You Kuz, You Lose’, Mr. Mindaugas or Cheese (take your pick!): a 27-year old rookie outta Lithuania; an inside-out forward who can stretch the floor, Kuz is already one of Jeff Hornacek’s most adaptable big men; don’t leave him open from downtown – Kuz has improved as a shooter, can pop out for treys (after screening); Knicks don’t have many snipers, can Kuz lead the way?; a bit more creative off the dribble than given credit for – able to make a play and drive hard if action dissolves; needs to work on strength & conditioning, defensive discipline, and rebounding in traffic; sleeper: there’s a ton of lineup possibilities for Kuz

Signature Shot: 3-pointer

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 73


Couple DOG Facts:

  • Career: 6.3 points/game, 1.9 rebounds/game, 43% FG
  • Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti