Not only have the Lakers had one of the best offseasons of any NBA team when it comes to acquiring more talent through trades and free agency but they’ve also locked up their core from last season for even longer. The most recent Laker to sign an extension is Kyle Kuzma.
As first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Kuzma agreed to a three-year, $40 million deal that will keep him in Los Angeles potentially through the 2023-24 season. In that final year of his deal, Kuzma will have a player option which would allow him to test free agency in the summer of 2023 should he choose.
Kuzma, the No. 27 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, has spent his entire career with the Lakers, starting in 114 games while averaging 16.0 points and 5.5 rebounds per contest.
They Lakers have now locked up LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Kuzma to long-term deals this offseason. Not only are the reigning champions going to be great this upcoming season but are positioning the franchise for success over the next several years as well.