Kyle Kuzma, Frank Vogel
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Frank Vogel praised Kyle Kuzma for his performance with the Los Angeles Lakers in the start of the season.

Vogel called a ‘star’ in his role with the Lakers this season, where he is coming off the bench for the defending champions.

“Kuz is going out and killing it. He’s been a star in his role, him playing as hard as he does on both ends of the floor. Guys don’t always have that ability to play hard like that naturally. You don’t have to pull it out of Kuz,” Vogel told reporters, via Mike Trudell of Spectrum of Sportsnet.

Kuzma is averaging 9.9 points and 5.6 rebounds for the Lakers this season.