Los Angeles Lakers: 3 Players who must improve after All-Star break

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– Kyle Kuzma

Arguably the most important player for the Lakers in the second part of the season is Kyle Kuzma. The Lakers have a lot invested in Kuzma, as he was the player that they kept from their talented young core. At the trade deadline a few weeks ago, Kuzma was also not dealt for a veteran that might have helped the team win now.

After a strong first two seasons with the Lakers, Kuzma has been a bit lost this season. Over the summer, Kuzma was part of Team USA, which figured to be a great opportunity for him. However, he was injured while playing for Team USA, and that injury forced him to miss training camp and the preseason for the Lakers.

With a new coach and new teammates, Kuzma missing so much time certainly did not help adjust to his new role. Consistency has been a major issue for Kuzma, and it is hopefully an issue that can be fixed.

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Kuzma has the potential to be the third option for the Lakers. If he can find his grove of last year and the year before, the Lakers will be in a great position to win the title. While the first part of the season wasn’t good for Kuzma, there is still time to turn it around.