The Los Angeles Lakers will continue to keep their key contributors booked for themselves from their latest run towards the title. To start with, the Lakers have extended the current contract of LeBron James and later they signed a deal with Anthony Davis in the free agency. And now, the team has Kyle Kuzma.
Kuzma, on Sunday, signed one 3-year contract extension worth $40mn with the Lakers, the team announced officially. The extension also includes one player option meant for the year 2023-2024 season; as such Kuzma would stay under complete team control in the 2022-2023 campaign.
The 25-year-old player is entering his 4tth season in the league and has a career average of 5.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 16 points per game. Post beginning all but 2 games in the 2018-2019 season, the player relegated to one reserve role the previous season post Davis.
Going forward, Kuzma is not precisely sure what he needs to expect when his role in the team, although the extension shows certainly that the team is committed to the player.
According Frank Vogel, the coach of Lakers, Kuzma is expected to build points for his team, regardless if he is coming or starting off of his bench.