Lakers GM Rob Pelinka likes the energy and tenacity that rookie Kyle Kuzma brings to the court.
"The thing we walked away with is he just has an energy about him, and that also translates to the court," the GM said. "He’s incredibly light on his feet, makes great decisions. Versatility has been a big guide for us...He’s long, he’s athletic, and I think he’s going to continue to work on his defense and his shooting." It's clear the new Lakers front office is putting a renewed emphasis on work ethic and character as defining points in their culture.