The Los Angeles Lakers don’t need Kyle Kuzma. He is prone to ball dominance attacks and wobbly outside shots.
As reported by Bleacher Report, the Lakers should seize what’s left of Kuzma’s commercial value and trade him for a player who really fits. A healthy Reggie Bullock could be that player.
He’s a 38.5% career three-point shooter with some versatility and a lot of defensive effort. He hasn’t always been in good health lately – he only played 29 games in 2019-20 – but the Lakers could mitigate some of that risk by also adding what should be a first second round.
Kuzma would hit New York and instantly overlap some with Obi Toppin and Julius Randle, but that’s okay. The Knicks haven’t left the resource-gathering phase of their rebuild project, so they should chase the talent now and worry about adapting later. Kuzma, who averaged 18.7 points per game in 2018-19, offers enough talent for New York to at least think about involving him in long-term plans.