Report: Kyle Kuzma agrees to lucrative 3-year contract extension with Lakers

Brad Sullivan
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Just two days before the start of the 2020-21 NBA season, the Los Angeles Lakers locked up a player for the near future when Kyle Kuzma agreed to a contract extension.

Kuzma was originally the 27th overall selection by the Brooklyn Nets in the 2017 NBA Draft before being sent to the Lakers in a draft-night deal.

During Kuzma’s first three seasons with the Lakers, he’s averaged double digits in the scoring department, though his role changed last season due to the addition of Anthony Davis.

It’s likely that Kuzma didn’t mind coming off the bench last season, since the Lakers had a drastically different finish for the 2019-20 campaign.

During the 2018-19 season, Kuzma started 68 of 70 games and averaged 18.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game, but the Lakers again missed the postseason.

Last season, Kuzma averaged 12.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game, but the Lakers ended up winning their first title in a decade.

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Brad is a freelance writer for, who can clearly recall watching Lakers games in 1972 as they captured the first of their 11 Los Angeles-based titles. The franchise's evolution into a beloved and iconic franchise among its fan base since that memorable year allows for a wider perspective to be a part of his writing about the team's current fortunes.