Some will say that society is divided into winners and losers. NBA trades are perceived in the same light.
Others will say that they’re lacking perspective. Life isn’t that black and white. Sometimes, you can win and lose at the same time.
When one occurs, pundits will always declare the winners and losers of the deal. Usually, we don’t actually know who they are for years – if they even exist in the first place.
For example, look at the deal that brought Russell Westbrook to the Los Angeles Lakers. For a long time, it would have been widely accepted that the Wizards won the deal.
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After all, Kyle Kuzma is still a meaningful member of this team’s rotation.
At the same time, the Lakers are rolling lately. They may not be the losers we thought they were. Could bringing Kuzma back help them win even more?