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Lakers GM Rob Pelinka shared his thoughts on Kyle Kuzma signing a contract extension with the defending champions.

Pelinka expressed his satisfaction that Kuzma will remain with the Lakers for the next three years.

“It is especially gratifying for our Lakers franchise to draft, develop and now sign one of our own to a contract extension. Kyle has shown tremendous growth over the last three years, and played a crucial role on last seasonโ€™s championship team.

Kyle has been a terrific member of the Lakers community and we are all very excited about his continued future with us,” Pelinka told reporters, via Mike Trudell of Spectrum Sportnet.

Kuzma agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Lakers, worth $40M. His new deal with the Lakers also includes a player option for the 2023/24 season.