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Kyle Kuzma has stepped up for the Lakers during the absence of Anthony Davis and received high praise from Kendrick Perkins.

Perkins called the absence of Davis a ‘blessing in disguise for Kuzma’.

“Anthony Davis getting hurt was blessing in disguise for Kyle Kuzma! The young man has elevated his game on both ends of the floor and playing some of his best basketball of his career this season! Just saying tho,” Perkins tweeted.

Kuzma had 24 points (8/18 shooting) and 13 rebounds in the Lakers’ 100-105 home win over the Indiana Pacers.