Kyle Kuzma signed an extension to remain with the Lakers for at least 2 more seasons.
Kuzma showed promise as a rookie in the NBA, with the potential to be an All-Star someday.
LeBron James joining the Lakers in the summer of 2018 slowed down Kuzma’s role with the Lakers. In the summer of 2019, Anthony Davis was traded to the Lakers, and the championship window had opened for the Lakers.
James and Davis’ arrival in Los Angeles left questions about where Kyle Kuzma fit on the team.
Kyle Kuzma’s game is built as a scorer and finisher rather than a playmaker or shot creator.
For Kuzma to reach his full potential, he needs to be the 2nd scoring option on a team.
LeBron James and Anthony Davis have built up Kuzma’s confidence on the team, and they believe he is a key piece for the Lakers to repeat as champions. Kyle Kuzma has embraced his role with the Lakers and has shown growth in winning intangibles. Kuzma’s extra pass ability has improved a lot since his rookie year, along with his commitment to defense.
The Lakers added two sixth man of the year players in Dennis Schroder and Montrezl Harrell. Kyle Kuzma’s role is to complement the rest of the team with his ability to space the floor and play defense.
LeBron James and Anthony Davis will rest a lot throughout the regular season, which will give Kuzma starter minutes to showcase his stardom. Kuzma is averaging 17.5 PPG in the preseason.
Ultimately, Kyle Kuzma will help the Lakers win and compete for championships in the foreseeable future.
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