Kyle Kuzma was thrown around in a lot of trade rumors this offseason. While the Los Angeles Lakers did not pull the trigger on a trade, there is a chance that they could still move him before the NBA trade deadline. One team that could make a ton of sense as a potential landing spot would be the San Antonio Spurs.
There are quite a few reasons that trading Kuzma could make sense for the Lakers. Even though he is a solid role player, he is starting to want a new contract extension. L.A. isn’t going to want to pay the kind of money that Kuzma will be wanting.
Last season with the Lakers, Kuzma ended up averaging 12.8 points per game to go along with 4.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists. He shot 43.6 percent from the floor and 31.6 percent from the three-point line. There is room for him to improve his shooting, but Kuzma has a ton of potential on the offensive side of the floor.
For the Spurs, they are in need of adding some younger talent. They could use a young power forward who could come in and help score the ball. Kuzma would have a much bigger role in San Antonio than he does with the Lakers, which would make this a quality landing spot for him as well.
All of that being said, let’s dive in and take a look at a potential trade that would send Kyle Kuzma from the Lakers to the Spurs.