Skip Bayless dubs Kyle Kuzma as Lakers’ most clutch player, says he ‘should be’ team’s closer

Peter Dewey
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Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma came up big in the team’s 105-100 win over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.

Kuzma finished the game with a team-high 24 points and 13 rebounds and hit a clutch corner 3-pointer to help the Lakers close out the game.

After Kuzma’s impressive performance, Skip Bayless claimed that he is the most clutch player on the Lakers.

While Bayless thinks Kuzma should be the team’s closer late in games, the Lakers also have LeBron James and Anthony Davis as their go-to guys down the stretch.

Of course, Lakers fans remember when Davis hit a game-winning 3-pointer in Game 2 of last season’s Western Conference Finals against the Denver Nuggets.

While Kuzma’s performance gives the Lakers yet another option in crunch time, it is unlikely that he will surpass James and Davis as the team’s primary scorers in close games.

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Peter is a graduate of Quinnipiac University where he covered the MAAC and college basketball for three years. He has worked for NBC Sports, the Connecticut Sun and the Meriden Record-Journal covering basketball and other major sports. Follow him on Twitter @peterdewey2.