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Wesley Matthews and Markieff Morris are vital to the Lakers’ chances to repeat, according to veteran forward Jared Dudley.

Dudley believes the Lakers will need both Matthews and Morris in order to win the championship this season.

“Jared Dudley said the Lakers are going to need Wesley Matthews and Markieff Morris, who haven’t played in the last 2 games, to win the championship,” Mike Trudell of Spectrum Sportsnet reports.

Matthews and Morris are part of the Lakers’ supporting cast, having a specific role in the team’s rotation.