According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Lakers have signed forward Kyle Kuzma to a three-year $40 million extension. The deal includes a player option for the 2023-24 season.
With his role on the team changing from year-to-year, Kuzma continues to be somewhat of an enigma, with even Kuz recently telling the New York Post that he has “no idea” what his role on the team is. These comments are slightly troubling considering we are on the verge of the new nba season but without the usual training camp where things such as roles are defined. I’m This makes sense considering he ,at just 24, is still trying to find his way in the league and adjusting from a potential building block of a young up-and-coming Lakers team to a cog in the Lebron James system.
Is this extension an indication that the team still sees him as integral part of their Anthony Davis-led post-Lebron landscape? For both the Lakers and Kuzma’s sake he will need to be more productive than the 12.8 ppg he put up this season.