Wizards’ Tyus Jones Sends Strong Message On Kyle Kuzma

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During an interview with Michael Scotto of HoopsHype, Washington Wizards point guard Tyus Jones was asked to talk about small forward Kyle Kuzma.

Jones told Scotto that Kuzma is a “tremendous leader” for the Wizards.

“He’s a tremendous leader,” Jones said about Kuzma. “He takes that very seriously, being the leader of the team, the voice and the face. It’s paid off. He’s hit the ground running this year, how well and consistently he’s playing on both ends of the floor. He’s been extremely vocal. That’s something I think he’s taken a step forward in doing.”

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Kuzma is averaging 23.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists on the season while shooting 47.2% from the floor, 35.1% from beyond the arc and 78.6% from the free-throw line. He signed a four-year, $90 million contract with the Wizards this past offseason.

“Guys are following his lead,” Jones said about Kuzma. “It’s cool to see because we’ve known each other from high school and college and playing against each other in the league. It’s cool to be on the same team, working together and trying to achieve the same goals.”

Kuzma has career averages of 16.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists with the Los Angeles Lakers and Wizards. He helped the Lakers win the 2020 championship at the Walt Disney World bubble.

Jones, who is new to the Wizards this season, is averaging 9.6 points, 2.6 rebounds and 4.8 assists while shooting 45.9% from the field, 36.8% from 3 and 50.0% from the foul line.

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Despite having Jones, Kuzma and Jordan Poole, the Wizards are only 2-9 through 11 games.

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