Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma Has High Words of Appreciation for OKC’s Chris Paul

Published 07/26/2020, 12:16 PM EDT
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The Los Angeles Lakers grabbed their first win of the scrimmage against Orlando Magic on 25th July. With a 119-112 scoreline, Kyle Kuzma came out on top as the lead scorer.

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He bagged 25 points and 7 rebounds, followed by LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and so on. Despite the win, the topic of discussion after the match was Anthony Davis. He had to walk out after getting poked in the eye and did not return.

Kyle Kuzma seemed to be on a roll, especially in the second half. Other than clinching 25 points on 10-13 shooting, he also played a major role in the defense, which ultimately carried them to a win.

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Even in the first quarter, Kuzma picked up four 3’s and looked very comfortable on the court. It was a pleasure watching him own the floor as he did in the game.

Kyle Kuzma Appreciative of Chris Paul

After his big performance against Orlando Magic, Kuzma had an exclusive interview with Mike Trudell. The interview touched upon his previous injuries, the impact of the same as far as his games and performances are concerned.

Apart from that, Kyle was also seen speaking about Chris Paul. Mark Spears jumps in and says that Chris Paul has played a major role in putting things together, even though he has had a lot on his plate.

To this, Kyle says, “CP has a lot to work, you know obviously trying to get thunder to their playoffs aspirations. But he is the President of the PA, so he has a lot of things on his hand and I think as a union we kind of commend him for the work he does…

Furthermore, he also praises Chris Paul for being very approachable. “He’s easy to talk to. I remember you know just calling him trying to find his number and you know just getting in the hole with him trying to pass out my ideas.

“It’s super easy to talk to him and he’s a great rep for us and the players.”

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What’s next for the Lakers?

The Los Angeles Lakers will be playing their next scrimmage on 27 July, Monday at 12:00 pm PT. They will be going up against the Washington Wizards.

Markieff Morris is supposedly going to make his Orlando Bubble debut in this upcoming scrimmage game.

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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