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Lakers exercise 4th-year contract option on Kyle Kuzma

/ 04:06 PM October 18, 2019
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FILE – Kyle Kuzma of the Los Angeles Lakers speaks to the press during Los Angeles Lakers media day at UCLA Health Training Center on September 27, 2019 in El Segundo, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

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

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

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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.

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

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