Lakers' Kyle Kuzma Jokingly Cites 'Sources,' Says Jared Dudley Set for Injury Return

Rob Goldberg@@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist IVMay 13, 2021

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As reporters fight for inside information, Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma might have the ultimate sources inside his own locker room.

Kuzma broke the news Thursday that teammate Jared Dudley is set to return from his torn MCL, citing "sources":

kuz @kylekuzma

Los Angeles Lakers forward Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) may make his return to play this weekend as the team travels to Indy/Nola for their final push of the season league sources tell me.

In all likelihood, the information came from Dudley himself.

Dudley last provided an update on his return on May 6:

Jared Dudley @JaredDudley619

Next weekend! https://t.co/dZrzcfntLJ

The 35-year-old has appeared in just 11 games this season and none since March 3, but he is now seemingly available for the team's final two games of the regular-season—Saturday against the Indiana Pacers and Sunday against the New Orleans Pelicans.

Los Angeles must win both games to have any chance of avoiding the play-in tournament.