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Los Angeles Lakers: The one thing standing between Kyle Kuzma and stardom

When the Los Angeles Lakers traded D’Angelo Russell and the awful contract of Timofey Mozgov on Draft Day 2017 to the Brooklyn Nets for Brook Lopez and the draft right to Kyle Kuzma, plenty of Lakers fans didn’t think much of the Flint, Michigan. native. Mostly because he was only the 27th pick overall.

But during the 2017 Summer League, he started to pique the interest of Lakers Nation by averaging 21.9 points and 6.4 rebounds while shooting 51.4 percent from the field and 48 percent from 3-point range while being named the MVP of the championship game.