On Friday, the NBA announced that Washington Wizards forward Kyle Kuzma won the Bob Lanier Community Assist Award for November. In a release, the NBA noted that Kuzma took part in two community events.
One was in Flint, Mich., Kuzma’s hometown. This was specifically done at the Genesee County Jail. Things such as jail cell renovations and gift giveaways to children were done. There were also programs launched between Kuzma’s foundation and I.G.N.I.T.E. to create programs for incarcerated individuals before they re-enter general society.
The other event was done in Washington, where he took part in a fundraiser to host Thankful Meals to residents in D.C.’s Wards 7 and 8. Families received hote meals from Henry’s Soul Café and a Giant supermarket gift card.
Kuzma will receive the monthly award before tonight’s game against the Brooklyn Nets.
Since Kuzma has won the monthly award, he could be a nominee to win the season-long Community Assist Award in a few months. If Kuzma wins the season-long award, he would be the third Wizards player to win it in less than 10 years. John Wall won the award in 2015-16 and Bradley Beal in 2018-19.