Los Angeles Lakers: 3 Lessons from the win against San Antonio Spurs

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Kyle Kuzma played outstanding. If this doesn’t keep in a Lakers uniform, nothing will.

Kyle Kuzma is starting to figure things out Lakers fans. His confidence is starting to grow and he is starting to affect the game in other ways besides scoring. Now against the Spurs, Kuzma was knocking down shots at a high level, scoring 18 points on 7-10 shooting from the field. But that’s not what matters here. Everyone knows that he can score. Now he is playing hard with effort. Instead of gliding around the floor, his moves are with purpose and intent.

Kyle Kuzma led the Lakers with 12 rebounds. Yes, you read that right, 12 rebounds. This is the second game in less than a week that Kuz made double figures in rebounding (He had 15 against the Blazers!). Sure Lake Show Life is a little biased considering we have said for weeks, he wasn’t going anywhere, but it’s good that he is matching our predictions with some of the most impactful play we’ve seen all season.

But on a serious note, this has been a good maturation period for Kyle Kuzma. Last year, he definitely was one of the players that was affected by all of the trade rumors. This year, he blocked out the noise and continued to work on his craft. It’s something to be noted. As you can see, he is definitely keeping his mentor’s advice in mind every time his name come up in trade rumors.

In this game, Kyle Kuzma was talked about for how he played and not about his hairstyle or trade rumors. Only a couple of more days Kuz, only a couple more days. A word of advice, don’t start packing  just yet,