Kyle Kuzma can play much better for the Los Angeles Lakers this season, according to his teammate Jared Dudley.
Dudley said he ‘is happy, but not satisfied’ with the progress that Kuzma has made.
“I’m happy but I’m not satisfied. He can be a lot better. He got better defensively, he’s going to have a bigger role for us next year of scoring load, of us expecting more from him.
The reason I was impressed, young guys get discouraged with less minutes and shot attempts. He wasn’t. He wanted to win a championship.
He wasn’t worried about getting paid, he wasn’t worried about numbers. That’s half the battle, so I salute him for that,” Dudley told Lakers Nation about Kuzma.
The Lakers are expected to make a contract extension offer to Kuzma during the season. For his part, Dudley will remain with the defending champions for another season.