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Lakers’ Jared Dudley on DeMarcus Cousins: “I feel like every team has to have a guy who gets under people’s skin”

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The Los Angeles Lakers small forward Jared Dudley opens up about how the Lakers’ general manager Rob Pelinka built their roster for the upcoming season, per NBA.com:

“The roster was very well put together. Right after the Kawhi decision, Danny Green, to be able to get a multiple-time champion, a huge 3-point threat. A guy Quinn Cook who’s young, because it’s always good to have versatility on a roster when it comes to athleticism, when it comes to age, Quinn Cook hasn’t even come close to his prime, but you see his confidence when he played for the Warriors, his shot selection with wanting to shoot big shots in big stages of the Finals and different times throughout the playoffs.

Getting a guy like Avery Bradley who’s in the prime of his career when it comes to athleticism and defensively, is elite by his peers – Kyrie Irving saying he’s the hardest guys to ever defend him. Guys like myself. And then you get guys like Boogie Cousins, a former All-Star, a lot to prove, someone who plays with a chip on his shoulder. I feel like every team has to have a guy who gets under people’s skin … you have to have those guys to be able to mix it up at times,” Dudley said.

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