Is Kyle Kuzma’s time with the Los Angeles Lakers coming to an end?

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Kyle Kuzma Upside

It was easy to see at the time why the New Orleans Pelicans and Los Angeles
Lakers rated Kuzma so highly.

When Kuz has it going, his offensive game is effortless and he can score 20
points without breaking a sweat. Teammates have praised Kuzma’s willingness to learn and to be better then he was yesterday, a rare and valuable trait in a basketball player is curiosity.

The Lakers as an organization still remain confident that when everything
clicks into place for Kuz, that he is going to be the 3rd star the purple and
gold have always wanted.

The problem is, the depth chart at Kuz’s chosen positions are pretty much
set. Anthony Davis at power forward and LeBron James at small forward.

Don’t get it twisted, when Kuzma finally gets everything clicking together,
he has all-star potential that the purple and gold could desperately use
whether it is in the starting line up or off the bench. 

That shouldn’t have stopped Kuz from being a valuable 6th man for the purple and gold.

With his skill set and ability, players like Lou Williams, Montrezl Harrell,
and Derrick Rose should have been shaking in their boots at the thought of a young, up and coming shooter in Kyle Kuzma potentially stealing the 6th man of the year trophy.

With 3/4 of the season over, Kyle hasn’t exactly staked his claim for the
6th man of the year crown.

Rest easy Lou and Montrezl.

In a season filled with 50-plus wins, Anthony Davis and LeBron James both in consideration for MVP, Davis the favorite for DPOY and the team clicking, it would have been extremely hard to predict that Kyle Kuzma would have been a potential dark spot in an otherwise bright season.

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