Report: Kyle Kuzma agrees to 3-year, $40 million contract extension with Lakers
It looks like Kyle Kuzma's rookie extension talks haven't been filed after all.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Sunday that Kuzma and the Los Angeles Lakers agreed on a three-year contract extension for $ 40 million.
There's more: the player option for a non-max contract is unprecedented in the NBA. The Lakers are the first team to do that, and it could work pretty well for Kuzma.
Kuzma, 25, had a tough season with the Lakers. He recorded career lows in minutes per game (25), field goal percentage (43.6 percent) and points per 36 minutes (18.4). But he's prepared for a big year of catching up for Los Angeles. He's already looking good last season and teammate LeBron James has predicted he'll take a big leap forward in the coming season.
LeBron congratulates Kuzma
After the deal was reported, James made sure Kuzma knew he owed him.
Kyle Kuzma will stay with the Lakers for the next three years. (Photo by Harry How / Getty Images)
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