Who is the Lakers' most valuable young player: Lonzo Ball or Kyle Kuzma? | The Tylt
Who is the Lakers' most valuable young player: Lonzo Ball or Kyle Kuzma?
There's a reason Lonzo Ball was taken with the No. 2 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft—he is a star. Ball shook off his early-season jitters and grew more and more confident every game. He didn't score a ton, but he has a natural feel for the game and can change the pace of play with his passing.
Ball has also been a good defender at the point guard position, shutting down the league's best point guards for stretches. Most importantly, he's all about winning. His unselfish attitude makes everyone better and keeps the rest of the team happy.
Ball might not have the scoring numbers, but he is impacting the game in other ways and is still the most important rookie the Lakers have.
A lot of people scratched their heads when the Lakers selected Kyle Kuzma late in the first round. He showed the world why. Kuzma was a scoring machine, averaging 16.1 points per game, second amongst all rookies. People are still waiting for Ball to make a big impact, but Kuzma has already made a significant contribution to this team.
He is not only the Lakers' best rookie, he is arguably the team's best player.