Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma says he likes to watch Donovan Mitchell on League Pass
After practice on Tuesday, Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma was asked by reporters if he has a favorite player he likes to watch. Kuzma said Utah Jazz shooting guard and 2018 Rookie of the Year runner-up, Donovan Mitchell, is the guy he pays attention to when the Lakers aren’t playing, via ClutchPoints’ Ryan Ward.
Kyle Kuzma on if he has an #NBA League Pass team he watches: "Is there a team? I wouldn't say there's a team. I watch people. I like watching Donovan Mitchell. He's one of my friends. Check him out. I like how they play." #Lakers #Jazz
— Ryan Ward (@RyanWardLA) October 16, 2018
Kuzma is just like us. In his spare time, he watches basketball and has specific players he likes to follow on NBA League Pass. He is also right. Donovan Mitchell and the Jazz are a fun team to watch. Mitchell burst onto the scene last season and is primed to have an even better campaign in year two.
In 79 games during his rookie year, Mitchell averaged 20.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game while shooting 43.7 percent from the field, 34.0 percent from beyond the arc, and 80.5 percent from the free-throw line. He made the All-Rookie team and led the Jazz to the second round of the 2018 playoffs.
The Jazz have an extremely bright future with Mitchell as the main cog. He’s a humble player and puts in hard work day in and day out. Expect Mitchell to be an All-Star this season and carry the Jazz to new heights in the rugged Western Conference. Utah has a very fluid offense. The ball never sticks and the players are always moving the ball side to side. Of course, when they need a bucket in the clutch, Mitchell will always get the ball for the Jazz.
Kyle Kuzma and Donovan Mitchell are two of the best young players in the league and have the potential to be stars for their respective teams. Kuzma averaged 16.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 1.8 assists during his rookie season. The 23-year-old shot 45.0 percent from the field, 36.6 percent from beyond the 3-point line, and was named to the All-Rookie first team as well.