By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Los Angeles Lakers have re-signed forward Kyle Kuzma. He has signed a three-year extension with the team.
He will be paid $40 million with this extension. This new deal runs through the 2023-2024 season.
“It is especially gratifying for our Lakers franchise to draft, develop and now sign one of our own to a contract extension,” Lakers Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Rob Pelinka said. “Kyle has shown tremendous growth over the last three years, and played a crucial role on last season’s championship team. Kyle has been a terrific member of the Lakers community and we are all very excited about his continued future with us.”
Kuzma was slated to become a free agent at the end of this upcoming season. Now, he’s under contract for the next four seasons.
The 25-year-old has spent the last three seasons with the Lakers. He was part of the team that claimed their 17th NBA Championship in team history in October over the Miami Heat.
He was a first-round draft pick by the Brooklyn Nets in the 2017 NBA Draft. However, he was traded by the Nets with Brook Lopez for D’Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov.
Kuzma has appeared in 208 games, including 114 starts. He has an average of 16 points per game.
The Flint, Michigan-born athlete has 5.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.6 steals, and 0.4 blocks in 30 minutes per game.