Kyle Kuzma on LeBron James Joining the Lakers and Working Out With Kobe Bryant

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With the 2018-2019 NBA season kicking off this week, one of the most interesting storylines to pay attention to will be the performance of the Los Angeles Lakers, who signed LeBron James over the summer.

Apart from adding veterans like Rajon Rondo, JaVale McGee and Lance Stephenson, the Lakers have kept their young nucleus of players in Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart and 23-year-old Kyle Kuzma, who says the whirlwind of change surrounding the team has been a welcome one.

“It’s been great having new guys around — change is always a good thing in my eyes,” Kuzma — who recently participated in Postmates‘ new series, “The Receipt,” and revealed his guilty pleasure since arriving in Los Angeles has been eating Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles — tells PEOPLE.

Continues Kuzma, “It’s very exciting being around these newer guys, learning from them every single day and building the chemistry. It’s super fun, it’s a good experience.”

James, 33, is entering his 16th season in the league and has become a mentor of sorts to the team’s youngest members, and Kuzma says he’s already learned a few things from the three-time NBA champion and the new veterans.

“A little bit of everything, like the film aspect, those guys always watch film,” he explains. “Those guys are students of the game, have been around the game for a lot more years than we have as young guys. [We’ve been] picking up the nuances of the game [from them].”

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