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    Kyle kuzma ... Put some respect on his name!!!

    So here's a question...
    If Boston had Lebron and AD next to Jason Tatum...what would the media be saying?...



    Pelinka kept the best young player that fits along side AD and Lebron...
    He wasn't kept because of his cheap salary...He was kept because the franchise believes in his abilities, drive for excellence and he personifies what they want in a Laker player.
    He was the player repping the Lakers at the draft...

    Let's stop the non sense...The Lakers have a championship core as of today...any other talent we add is gravy on the train..

    It's time everyone starts putting some respect on the young man's name...
    Here are some headlines over the last 2 seasons as a reminder...


    'He Has the Highest Value': Kyle Kuzma Emerging as Lakers' Best Young Talent
    ERIC PINCUS

    JANUARY 20, 2019

    LOS ANGELES — After leading the Los Angeles Lakers to a 138-128 overtime road win Thursday over the Oklahoma City Thunder with 32 points, Kyle Kuzma poured in 20 in the first quarter Saturday in Houston against another playoff contender.

    With LeBron James sidelined since Christmas Day with a groin injury, Kuzma has emerged as the Lakers' brightest young star. In the 10 full games he has played without James (excluding two-and-a-half he sat out with a bruised back), the second-year forward has averaged 24.9 points, leading Los Angeles to five wins.

    It's an important time for the Lakers to evaluate their young talent as they plan for the future.
    The goal is to pair James with another star. Perhaps the team can permanently groom Kuzma into that role, but the priority seems to be adding an elite veteran in free agency like Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard or Klay Thompson. The top overall target is Anthony Davis, but to acquire the New Orleans forward within the next year, a trade would be required.

    That's why the Lakers' young prospects need to show out: to help James in the current playoff run, to supplement a second star next season or to be sacrificed in a deal for a player like Davis.

    Recently, Kuzma has emerged as the Lakers' best scorer, making him valuable for the first two options or potentially the primary piece the Pelicans might demand if they do deal Davis.

    Kuzma's efforts have helped the Lakers (25-22) stay in the playoff hunt. Meanwhile, James has been cleared to return to practice and could be back by Thursday (along with Rajon Rondo) against the Minnesota Timberwolves. With Lonzo Ball spraining his ankle Saturday, the Lakers need their veteran stars back in the worst way.

    https://bleacherreport.com/articles/...t-young-talent
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    Lakers news: Kyle Kuzma becomes 5th with 40 or more points in three ...
    https://clutchpoints.com/lakers-news...a-player-to-sc...
    Jan 9, 2019 - Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma becomes only fifth NBA player to score 40 or ... Detroit Pistons 113-100 behind Kyle Kuzma's career-high 41 points.
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    Kyle Kuzma Will Be One Of The Best Forwards In The NBA | Per Sources
    https://www.persources.com › Sports › NBA
    Dec 12, 2018 - Kyle Kuzma has shown true improvement this season and he's having quite ... He has the potential to be one of the best forwards in the league.
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    Los Angeles Lakers: Kyle Kuzma blossoming into a star - Hoops Habit
    https://hoopshabit.com/2018/12/15/lo...ossoming-star/
    Dec 15, 2018 - With so much young talent on the roster, it's looking like Kyle Kuzma is rising ... All had flashed immense potential in their short careers, but with ...
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    Kyle Kuzma Could Be 2017 NBA Draft's Best Player, LeBron James ...
    https://bleacherreport.com/.../27556...drafts-best-pl...
    LOS ANGELES — Kyle Kuzma doesn't hold a grudge against Boston Celtics ... The glimpses of potential just weren't consistent enough for Kuzma to stand out ...

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    Los Angeles Lakers: 3 Reasons Kyle Kuzma should be untouchable
    https://lakeshowlife.com/.../los-ang...touchable-trad...
    Jan 12, 2019 - With the potential of Los Angeles Lakers trading their young core, here are three reasons why Kyle Kuzma should be untouchable.
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    The True Potential of Kyle Kuzma - YouTube
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riP2ZFsPrLg
    Apr 22, 2018 - What do you think is Kyle Kuzma's true potential? SUBSCRIBE! → https://www.youtube.com/scottballa?sub_confirmation=1 Follow me on ...

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    Lakers News: Kevin Durant Recognizes Kyle Kuzma's Potential On ...
    https://lakeshow.com › Videos
    Feb 15, 2019 - Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant recognizes Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma's potential on and off the court during ...

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    Kyle Kuzma’s fit with LeBron James could explain why he’s the last young Laker left
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    The Lakers were rumored to not want to include Kyle Kuzma in Anthony Davis trade talks, and a big part of that could be due to his fit alongside LeBron James.

    By Ali Behpoornia Jun 27, 2019, 8:50am PDT
    https://youtu.be/YQYg8iJCegk
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    Kyle Kuzma Picked The Perfect Moment To Show Off Star Potential
    https://www.forbes.com/.../kyle-kuzm...how-off-star-p...
    Dec 10, 2018 - Thanks to Kyle Kuzma. Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers has blossomed into one of the more formidable players next to LeBron James ...

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    Kyle Kuzma is more than the Lakers' other rookie — he's got game
    https://theundefeated.com/.../nba-ky...-hes-got-game/
    Kyle Kuzma immediately stopped, came back and gladly signed every ... “If you believe in yourself and you work as hard as possible, anything can happen.

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    How Kuzma Has Improved and Inspired in 2nd Season | Los Angeles ...
    https://www.nba.com/.../190313-how-k...ed-in-2nd-seas...
    Mar 13, 2019 - Tougher than developing the elite ball-handling that Kyle Kuzma has ... what Kuzma has accomplished this season in going from potential to ...
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    Kyle Kuzma and the Rise of Kuzmania in Los Angeles - The Ringer
    https://www.theringer.com/.../los-an...sation-feature
    Jan 3, 2018 - Kyle Kuzma wasn't supposed to be the rookie sensation who ... on a roster full of guys born in the mid-to-late '90s and brimming with potential, ...
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    Kyle Kuzma working with NBA shooting coach 'Lethal Shooter'
    https://lebronwire.usatoday.com/.../...ting-coach-let...
    Jun 3, 2019 - Everybody in the Los Angeles Lakers orbit, including former president of basketball operations Magic Johnson, knows that the team needs more outside shooting. And at least one core piece of the Lakers is looking to turn one of the team’s weaknesses into one of his strengths.

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    Kyle Kuzma using the summer to work on his 'all-around game' ahead ...
    https://www.silverscreenandroll.com/...season-work-tr...
    May 27, 2019 - This summer is more than winning draft picks in purple jackets for Kyle Kuzma. The Lakers forward is going back to the basics to be a ...

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    Lakers' Kyle Kuzma Is Hitting Up Metta World Peace For Help on ...
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    ttps://heavy.com/sports/2019/05/lakers-kyle-kuzma-metta-world-peace-ron-artest/
    May 28, 2019 - Kyle Kuzma needs some defensive help this offseason, and he hit up a Laker fan-favorite to get his work in.
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    ok

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    Kyle kuzma ... Put some respect on his name!!!

    ok

    Your baby can't do this

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    Tittays!

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    someone needs a job.


    The Real G1.

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    Repek!!

    But he is right. Kuzma showed some promise in both seasons thus far. More so than that bum Ingram.

    He will be a major piece in the run for a title this season. I certainly haven't slept on this kid. He has shown the most promise on the court last 2 seasons in regard to the young core.

    I'm glad we found a way to keep him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift Game View Post
    Repek!!

    But he is right. Kuzma showed some promi in both season this far. More so than that bum Ingram.

    He will be a major piece in the run for a title this season. I certainly haven't slept on this kid. He has shown the most promise on the court last 2 seasons in regard to the young core.

    I'm glad we found a way to keep him.

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    Yeah because he would had been gone already if we didn't.

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    This season, playoffs are the primary goal for the Lakers, Kuzma told MLive at his second annual free basketball camp in Flint:

    “Well, we’ve got to make the playoffs. That’s the most important thing. We haven’t made the playoffs in a couple years, so I think that’s the No. 1 goal right now.”

    In order for the Lakers to be more than just a playoff contender this season, though, Kuzma needs to continue his progression as a scorer and takes steps towards becoming a better defender. While all of the offseason talk ultimately means nothing, Kuzma said he’s working hard to come back better than he’s ever been next season:

    “I want to just do as much as I can. I’ve been working super hard this summer on my game and my body, so I’m expecting to have a big year.”

    Kuzma has spent most of the offseason working with popular shooting coach Lethal Shooter and there were rumors early in the summer that he was picking the brain of former Defensive Player of the Year and Lakers fan favorite Metta World Peace. Those things alone won’t fix his problems, but they’ll get him closer to where he needs to be.

    The closer Kuzma gets to where needs to be, the closer the Lakers get to championship contention.
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    **** Kuzma.. Play some D this year. Then you’ll get some respect..

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    Rocco... Make a Caruso respect thread.. I wanna see at least 10 different accolades!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerfan85 View Post
    **** Kuzma.. Play some D this year. Then you’ll get some respect..
    Yea kuzma needs to get on the D this year

    Your baby can't do this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift Game View Post
    Repek!!

    But he is right. Kuzma showed some promise in both seasons thus far. More so than that bum Ingram.

    He will be a major piece in the run for a title this season. I certainly haven't slept on this kid. He has shown the most promise on the court last 2 seasons in regard to the young core.

    I'm glad we found a way to keep him.

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    Yeah because if we didn't get that pick he would had been gone too because NO wanted him.

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    He's winning 6th man of the year this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadman8586 View Post
    He's winning 6th man of the year this year.
    Lamar was 6th man in 2010-11 and we got swept by Dallas in the 2nd round.


    Individual accolades don't matter. Kuz better step us as a consistent 3rd option or his *** can get traded at the trade deadline for an impact player. If he can't shoot and defend this year, trade his *** in a package to the Wizards at the Feb 2020 deadline for Bradley Beal

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaVar Ball View Post
    Lamar was 6th man in 2010-11 and we got swept by Dallas in the 2nd round.


    Individual accolades don't matter. Kuz better step us as a consistent 3rd option or his *** can get traded at the trade deadline for an impact player. If he can't shoot and defend this year, trade his *** in a package to the Wizards at the Feb 2020 deadline for Bradley Beal
    Calm down my friend, kuz will do good.

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