Kyle Kuzma Discussion: Wizard

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  1. LTLakerFan

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    What can we expect from you?

    "More than what I did the past two years I can tell you that" :clap:

    Greatest teammate you have had this far?

    "Duds and it's not even close". :rock:
     
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    Schroder didn't get any votes, Kuz?
     
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    i'll definitely be watching for this. if he just goes back to scoring 18-20 per game and not doing much else, that would be a shame.

    would have liked more context on that one-line answer: "a lot more than what you saw the past two years". it doesn't read as very encouraging at first glance ("i'm going to score a lot like i used to"). would rather have heard "i plan on putting it all together in a way that hasn't happened yet". and maybe he means that.
     
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    I think being away from all the distractions LA has will do him some good. Look what it did for Jordan Clarkson.
     
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    Kuz can score...thats beyond proven at this point.

    The guy scored more than 25 points 30 times in a Lakers uniform. Once LeBron and AD were added and his role was reduced, he couldn't become "valuable enough". His biggest strength (scoring) was suddenly not in the Lakers plan. He was asked to be a defender, rebound, make plays and hit open 3s. And he couldn't do those things as well as his nature is (scoring). No qualms whatsoever.

    You win a championship on the Lakers and contribute something to it, you are good in my book for the rest of your life. Same with KCP, Caruso etc.
     
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    do you think clarkson is appreciably different in utah than he was here? i'm not sure. he got a few more FGAs last year, but mostly looked like the same guy to me. most stats pretty much support that, too (though his advanced numbers were a bit better last year). but i think his second year here was pretty close to his year with utah in many ways. and his flaws (defense, not actually being a pg) are basically the same, too.

    as kb said above, i think some roles are right for some guys. jc is a backup scoring guard, and a solid one. kuz may be a wingman-type scorer (can't create, but has a knack for finishing all sorts of plays). if lebron was a sg and AD was a center, maybe we're thinking differently about kuz right now. i think washington will be an interesting test.
     
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    I think so. His time with us we were trying to make him a combo guard. He was pretty good playmaker his rookie season and then leaned towards scoring when we got DAR. In Utah he found his niche of being just a scorer, that 6th man punch off the bench and he had the green light to do so.
     
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    ^^^ Just starting now. First thought .... what an unusual perspective and great photo of Kuz. :rock:

    YEAH that was a great read. Thanks Kuz that's how you leave town. Best of luck in the rest of your career.

    :Carusohearthands:

    Yo!! ^^^ Eagle, you're on the clock. ;)
     
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    Kuzma's closing line: "Once a Laker, always a Laker." Enough said...

    Thank you for everything!

    ...even though those wacky outfits!
     
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    Dinwiddie/Aaron Holiday
    Beal/KCP
    Rui
    Kuzma/Thomas Bryant
    Bertans/Harrell

    Not a bad team
     
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    Nobody defends inside AD about to have 50 against them
     
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    that was very classy

    Props Kuz

    You still dress whack tho
     
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    I don't know who's worse between Russ, Kuz and Cam Newton as far as fashion sense...lol just wow
     
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    I kind of like Newton's ensembles...dig the hats. Westbrook likes to push the envelope. Kuzma's is just out there.
     
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    :Dmcdisbelieveyou:
     
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    cries for help, all of it
     
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    cam newton looking like medea's press conference.

    kuz definitely missed his turn in an early 90s r&b outfit.

    russ looks like a pro wrestler there.
     
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    Lmao
     
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