Kyle Kuzma was the latest member of the Los Angeles Lakers to sign an extension, joining the likes of LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Now, according to Kyle Goon of the Southern California News Group, Kuzma’s decision to sign an extension was dependent on the extensions of James and Davis.

Near the beginning of December, LeBron tacked on another two years to his current contract, keeping him with the Lakers through the 2023 season. His new extension was worth $85 million and allows him to become a free agent the same season that his son could enter the NBA.

Following the extension of LeBron, Davis signed a five-year, $190 million extension with the Lakers, making him one of the highest-paid players in the NBA. The deal for Davis came shortly after he declined his player option as he elected to sign long-term instead.

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And after Davis and James showed commitment to remaining in Los Angeles, Kuzma felt comfortable inking a deal. As a result, on Sunday, Kuzma would officially sign a three-year extension worth $40 million.

By looking at all three extensions that the Lakers strategically finalized, all three of them somewhat coincide with one another. James will become a free agent before Davis and Kuzma, which will come after the 2022-23 campaign.

Given that, Kuzma wanted to sign his three-year extension to remain in a contending team alongside James and Davis. At the same time, the Utah product understands that his new contract allows him to test the open market when he believes he will be in his prime.