Kyle Kuzma Lakers Reunion Could Be In The Cards

It looks like the Lakers want Kuzma back.

BYAlexander Cole
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Kyle Kuzma and the Los Angeles Lakers had a very interesting partnership. Sure, they won an NBA title together, however, it seemed like Kuzma wasn't valued. He wasn't getting the touches that he wanted, and it became clear that LeBron James and Anthony Davis were the priority.

Eventually, Kuzma was traded to the Washington Wizards in a deal for Russell Westbrook. That trade has not worked out too well for the Lakers, although Kuzma has excelled on the Wizards. Despite a poor record, Kuzma has looked very good and is experiencing the best stats of his career.

Kyle Kuzma #33 of the Washington Wizards handles the ball against Lonnie Walker IV #4 of the Los Angeles Lakers at Capital One Arena on December 04, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)

Lakers Want Kyle Kuzma Back?

With numerous players becoming trade-eligible today, many trade rumors are going around. According to Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report, the Los Angeles Lakers want to trade for Kuzma. The Wizards star wants to get paid this summer, and it appears as though the Wizards are not his first choice.

Overall, he wants to play for a contender, and the Wizards aren't there yet. With the Wizards aware of this, one could assume that they would rather make a trade instead of lose Kuzma for nothing. As for the Lakers deal, the purple and gold would have to give up a first-round draft pick.

Kyle Kuzma #33 of the Washington Wizards reacts against the Chicago Bulls during the second half at United Center on December 07, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

At this point, it seems like the Lakers have some buyer's remorse for Westbrook. They should have known what they were getting, but instead, they gave up a solid young star. Now, the Lakers will have to hope and pray that they can improve their team before the deadline.

Stay tuned to HNHH for more news from around the sports world. Additionally, let us know which team you think is the best fit for Kuzma.


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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.