The star of the NBA, Kyle Kuzma is waiting to be changed to the team of the Sacraments Kings this low season.
Kyle kuzma is a member of the Washington Wizards after the Los Angeles Lakers traded him this offseason, but upon hearing the forward say so, he is “shocked” they haven’t traded him to the Sacramento Kings.
Kuzma explained his surprise to fubo Sports:
Kuzma thought he was getting traded to Sacramento 👀
– Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 6, 2021
He was moved as part of the deal that sent Russell Westbrook to the Lakers, which generated the most headlines. After all, the nine-time All-Star joins LeBron James and Anthony Davis in a team with realistic title expectations that will be in the spotlight throughout the season.
How Westbrook ties up with James and Davis on the court will be a big story this season as the Lakers attempt to win their second title in three years.
As to Kuzma, he likely won’t play under championship expectations in Washington like he did when he was a member of the Lakers. The Wizards lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Philadelphia 76ers to Westbrook and it will be difficult to even replicate that without the two-time scoring champion.
Maybe Los Angeles could have gotten someone like Buddy Hield in a deal with the Kings, but Westbrook is much more accomplished and surely hungry for his first NBA title. NBA in his carrer.
As to Kuzma, he will likely be a standout piece of the Wizards offense alongside Bradley Beal after playing more of a supporting role with the loaded Lakers. He averaged 12.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game while shooting 44.3 percent from the field and 36.1 percent from three-point range last season.
He made drastic improvements from the outside compared to when he shot 31.6 percent from deep in 2019-20, and if he can take advantage of that it will be important in Washington given the attention Beal draws on the offensive side.
For now, though, he’s still surprised he’s not preparing for the Kings.