Sports analyst Colin Cowherd is of the opinion that the Los Angeles Lakers cannot develop young talents. He pointed at Kyle Kuzma as a young player who is getting worse instead of progressing.
Cowherd mentioned the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics as examples of teams developing their young players. Both teams are currently battling in the Eastern Conference Finals.
“Of the four teams left, we know the Celtics and the Heat are well-run in developing players. Denver does too but they don’t have history of it,” Cowherd said.
“I’ll give you an example. Brandon Ingram leaves the Lakers and an hour later he pops. D’Angello Russell leaves the Lakers, becomes an All-Star.
“Kyle Kuzma is getting worse. When is the last good player the Lakers developed? I’m talking homegrown. It’s Andrew Bynum. Remember him? Yeah, not really. He was good very briefly and then fizzled,” Cowherd said.
With the arrival of Anthony Davis, Kuzma saw reduced minutes on the court. His points per game dropped from 18.7 to 12.8 this season compared to the previous season.