The Washington Wizards just acquired Kyle Kuzma last week as a part of a blockbuster deal that sent Russell Westbrook to the Los Angeles Lakers. After a rather tumultuous tenure with the Lakers, Kuzma gets the opportunity for a clean slate and a fresh start with the Wizards. But what if there’s yet another Kyle Kuzma trade in the works?
However, even though the dust just settled on the recently-concluded deal, there are already rumblings that the 26-year old may not be in Washington for long. Recent reports floated that the Minnesota Timberwolves have been and are still interested in trading for Kuzma. If Kuzma continues to generate interest among other teams, should the Wizards consider parting ways with him even though he hasn’t even gotten the chance to wear a Wizards uniform?
Well, it’s tough to give any definite answer. It’s going to depend on what the deal would be. Nonetheless, they might as well just hold on to him for the time being.
Kyle Kuzma trade breakdown
There’s certainly a case for Washington to keep Kuzma for. He’s still just 26 years old and could still get better. Since Bradley Beal reportedly wanted to run it back with Washington, the Wizards are at the point where they would still want to remain competitive in the East. Kuzma is good enough to be a solid contributor to a playoff hopeful like Washington. If the Wizards decide blow it up at some point this season, he still has some upside that could still make the front office consider him as part of their future.
Washington certainly hopes it can bring the best out of the 6-foot-9 forward. Perhaps Kuzma could get back on the promising path he had during his rookie and sophomore seasons, where he established some promise as a future stud in the NBA. He averaged a combined 17.3 points and 5.9 rebounds, while shooting 45.3 percent from the field in his first two years in the league.