Lakers exercise 4th-year contract option on Kyle Kuzma

ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 18, 2019 07:33 AM
Lakers exercise 4th-year contract option on Kyle Kuzma
FILE - HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 13 : Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots the ball against the Houston Rockets on December 13, 2018 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have exercised their contract option on forward Kyle Kuzma for the 2020-21 season.

The Lakers made the move Thursday (Friday, PHL time) on Kuzma, who is currently out with a foot injury suffered while playing for USA Basketball during the summer.

Kuzma was the 27th overall pick in the 2017 draft out of Utah. He has become a solid NBA scorer, putting up 18.7 points and 5.5 rebounds last season while starting 68 games for the Lakers.

Kuzma will make over $3.56 million next season in the fourth-year option of his rookie contract. He is making $1.97 million this season.

The Lakers expect Kuzma to return to action soon. He has been cleared for noncontact basketball activities.

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