March 9, 2021

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Kyle Kuzma, Lakers concur to a few-12 months, $40M extension

Kyle Kuzma is staying in Los Angeles for the foreseeable potential. Following locking up LeBron James and Anthony Davis, Rob Pelinka created it a precedence to prolong an additional important piece. 

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the 25-calendar year-old ahead has agreed to a three-calendar year, $40 million extension with the Lakers. It consists of a participant solution for the 2023-24 year. 

Kuzma is coming into his fourth year in the NBA and retains averages of 16 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists per sport. Final season, the Utah item averaged 12.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.3 helps although capturing 43.6% from the area and 31.6% from deep, all occupation lows. 

Earlier this offseason, LeBron James mentioned he imagined Kuzma would be the most improved player throughout the impending campaign. 

If he does acquire a significant leap forward all through the impending period, like James claims he will, Kuzma most likely will be up for the NBA’s Most Improved Participant Award, which was won by previous Laker and present-day New Orleans Pelicans star Brandon Ingram past time.

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports activities supporter through and via. While quite a few assume Boston sports activities admirers are insufferable, Erin tries to see points from a neutral viewpoint. Her enthusiasm is hockey, and she believes defense wins championships. In addition to covering sporting activities for Yardbarker, she covers Boston sports activities for NBC Sports activities Boston. Adhere to her on Twitter @ewalsh90