Los Angeles Lakers: 4 Lessons from 76ers loss on Danny Green night

Mar 25, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Philadelphia 76ers forward Danny Green (14) reacts after a foul call in the second half of the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 25, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Philadelphia 76ers forward Danny Green (14) reacts after a foul call in the second half of the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports /
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Kyle Kuzma is struggling as the number one scoring option for the Los Angeles Lakers!

Looking back at Kyle Kuzma’s four year career, it really is not fair to assess how his career is going. Why? Because his role keeps changing. Just look at the adjustments he has gone through.

  • He was actually considered the third wheel of the young core behind Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram before his scoring started garnering attention.
  • Then he was considered one of the top scoring options on a very young, not very good basketball team.
  • Then LeBron shows up and he’s charged with being a scorer while learning a style needed to succeed on a team constructed for the Hall of Famer.
  • The comes AD and he adjusts again while dealing with ankle injuries. 
  • Now that both superstars are out, he’s asked to adjust again.

Even though Kyle Kuzma finished with 25 points (9-21 shooting!) and 9 rebounds, he’s not influencing the game enough. Granted he exploded in the fourth quarter to make things close.

He has to be more aggressive and set the tone for the Los Angeles Lakers. With the lack of consistent scoring throughout the roster, it is imperative that Kuzma plays great for the Lakers to have a chance.

He can’t just play solid, which is how he played in this game.

Finally, Lake Show Life would like to shine the light on two players that were on the trading block all week long only to make a huge impact in keeping the Lakers close early. Read on to see who they were.