Following the Los Angeles Lakers big man DeMarcus Cousins’ knee injury, the third-year forward for the Lakers Kyle Kuzma was asked about playing the five in the coming season:
“I mean, potentially. You just never know. One thing that’s going to prepare me well is this experience with USA Basketball. They really like my versatility and how I can play the three, four and put me at the five a little bit.
Last year I didn’t really have experience at that but now being with USA Basketball has allowed me to really work on things and if Vogel wants to do that, that’s what I’ve got to do,” Kuzma said.
This past season, the 24-year-old averaged 18.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.