Jared Dudley
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Los Angeles Lakers veteran Jared Dudley has just completed his 14th season in the NBA. The 35-year-old forward remained with the team after winning his first championship last year.

This season, Dudley played just 12 games averaging 0.5 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.4 assists in 6.8 minutes per game. Though his role also extended off the court.

During the season ending interview, Dudley was asked whether he plans to return to the Lakers next year. “One thousand percent. Come on man, they need me, man, they need me like I need them, come on,” Dudley said while smiling.