Lakers Trade For Wizards’ Kyle Kuzma In Intriguing Proposal

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One NBA writer is proposing that the Los Angeles Lakers reunite with Kyle Kuzma by acquiring the small forward from the Washington Wizards. Jedd Pagaduan of ClutchPoints proposed the following trade idea between the Lakers and Wizards:

Los Angeles Lakers trade D’Angelo Russell, Cam Reddish, Maxwell Lewis, and two second-round picks to Washington Wizards for Kyle Kuzma

“Kyle Kuzma would then give the Lakers more size on the wing, another player who will be relentless on the boards as well as someone who could take on matchups against bigger wings,” Pagaduan wrote in his latest NBA trade column. “A lineup of Kuzma, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Rui Hachimura, and Jarred Vanderbilt may even be viable in spurts.

“With Gabe Vincent, Austin Reaves, and LeBron James around to handle playmaking duties, with Kuzma able to do so in a pinch as well, the Lakers would do well to acquire the Wizards forward in this deal. Alas, this trade may end up being too cheap for the Wizards’ liking.”

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Kuzma averaged 21.2 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists for the Wizards in 2022-23 while shooting 44.8% from the field, 33.3% from beyond the arc and 73.0% from the free-throw line. The 28-year-old, who won the 2020 NBA title with the Lakers, re-signed with Washington this offseason on a four-year, $102 million contract.

A Michigan native, Kuzma has career NBA averages of 16.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists with the Lakers and Wizards. He helped Los Angeles win the 2020 championship over the Miami Heat in six games at the Walt Disney World bubble in Orlando, Florida.

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The Lakers could start Gabe Vincent, Austin Reaves, Kuzma, LeBron James and Anthony Davis if Los Angeles’ front office figured out a way to acquire Kuzma from Washington.

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