Kyle Kuzma is in the midst of a standout season with the Washington Wizards in 2022-23.
So far this year the 27-year-old is averaging 21.3 points per game on 46 percent shooting from the field and 34 percent shooting from three.
Understandably, he has been linked to prospective trade talks with several teams over the past few weeks.
One of the more intriguing ones? His old squad, the Los Angeles Lakers.
This past week Chris Haynes appeared on Bleacher Report and revealed what the Lakers’ level of interest in Kuzma truly is right now.
Lakers have “inquired” about trading for Kyle Kuzma, per @ChrisBHaynes
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— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 14, 2022
“From what I was told, Lakers reached out, inquired about Kyle Kuzma,” Haynes said.
“The Washington Wizards really love Kyle Kuzma. They love the pairing with him, with (Kristaps) Porzingis, and Brad (Bradley) Beal… the Wizards are not going to give Kyle Kuzma up for cheap. They really covet him. And they’re definitely going to be open to signing him to a long-term extension. But anything is possible.”
The Lakers are currently dealing with a fairly substantial Russell Westbrook problem.
Kuzma, by all accounts, is not a realistic acquisition target for L.A. at the moment.
And even if he was, it would cost the Lakers a lot more to get him back than they got when they traded him to the Wizrads to begin with.
Luckily the Cardinals are about to give Kliff Kingsbury plenty of free time to join her. https://t.co/UeOUuuu8tj
— Game 7 (@game7__) December 15, 2022
Kuzma will likely be playing somewhere other than D.C. come next season.
But will that “somewhere” be Los Angeles?
Jennifer Withers Hoey is a former Business Development Manager who transitioned to writing about sports. With valuable connections all over the West Coast, she has used those contacts to break some of the most interesting stories pertaining to the Portland Trail Blazers, Oregon Ducks, LA Lakers, LA Clippers, Seattle Supersonics (RIP), and more.