Originally, Dudley was confident that the Lakers would let him back after the free market opened. Of course, Dudley, who always liked to tease, said that in order to return to the Lakers, he even wanted to run to the door of palinka, the general manager of the Lakers, and begged her to let him return.
It seems that Dudley doesnt have to do this, and the Lakers are willing to keep him. According to Watson, although Dudleys contribution on the field is not so great, but his role in the dressing room can not be ignored.
Dudley sees his role very well. Not only should he be a good bodyguard for LeBron, but when his teammates are bullied by opponents, he will also come forward without hesitation and stand out for his teammates, so his teammates like him very much.
Last season, Dudley played 45 games in the regular season, with an average of 1.5 points and 1.2 rebounds per game. In the playoffs, he played for only 31 minutes, without scoring.
2020-21 will be the 14th season of Dudleys career, and the Lakers are his seventh team. Before joining the Lakers, he was involved in Bobcats, Suns, clippers, bucks, wizards and nets.