Where are they now? Looking back at the 2020 Lakers championship team

Identifying the rampant roster turnover, which dates back to 2020, when the Lakers championship squad let many players walk despite having won it all.
2020 NBA Finals , Game Six
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9. Jared Dudley

Following his time with the Los Angeles Lakers, when he captured the only ring of his career, Jared Dudley went straight to the sidelines. He retired from the NBA in 2021 and joined the Dallas Mavericks as an assistant coach. With the Mavericks now four wins away from an NBA championship, Dudley has a chance to add another ring to his trophy case, this time as a coach. 

10. Talen Horton-Tucker

After two more seasons with the Lakers, Talen Horton-Tucker was part of a package that was traded for Patrick Beverley in 2022. In two seasons since joining the Utah Jazz as a result of that trade, he has averaged 10.7 points and 10.1 points per game, respectively.

He's carved out a role for himself on a young Jazz team trying to get back to prominence in the Western Conference in a post-Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert era. 

11. Kyle Kuzma

After a solid start to his career with the Lakers, making the All-Rookie First Team in 2017-18 and then winning a championship in 2019-20, Kyle Kuzma was ultimately shipped to the Washington Wizards in that infamous trade for Russell Westbrook in 2021 that didn’t end up panning out for the Lakers.

Kuzma went viral this year for his social media post dissing the Detroit Pistons and their abysmal record to start the season, when in reality, the Wizards ended up with only one more win than the Pistons. This past season, Kuzma averaged a career-high 22.2 points per game.