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UCLA Basketball: Why Tyler Lamb's Departure Hurts the Bruins

Junior swingman Tyler Lamb announced that he will transfer out of UCLA. The news came Sunday afternoon.

Lamb had offseason knee surgery and was forced to miss two games, he saw very minimal action, only playing two minutes this season. Those two minutes came in a loss against Georgetown. Tyler Lamb was envisioned to back up Shabazz Muhammad at the small-forward position, but Howland couldn’t find time for Tyler in his rotation. This isn’t a severe loss, but it’s a noticeable one for sure because he can get it done on both ends of the floor, which is rare to find in a player.

It’ll be very interesting to see where he’ll end up, he said he wanted to find an “environment where [he] can continue to grow as a player, and as a student.” So obviously UCLA wasn’t a fit for him. You have to think that his role in the rotation was a factor or maybe he had issues with coach Howland. Many factors come to play in his decision to transfer, we’ll have to wait and see the details. As always, it’s sad to see a kid transfer, but Bruin Nation wishes him the best of luck.

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