Kyle Kuzma Rumors: Timberwolves Concerned If Wizards Journey Forward After Lakers Deal
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The Minnesota Timberwolves dwell drawn to procuring Kyle Kumza although he is being included in a reported replace between the Los Angeles and Washington Wizards.
Based on The Athletic's Jon Krawczynski, president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas "has maintained solid passion in Kuzma for a while now."
If the Wizards made the 26-365 days-venerable on hand, Minnesota also can merely scrutinize to bring him aboard.
Bleacher Document's Eric Pincus reported July 29 that the Wizards "extremely rate" Kentavious Caldwell-Pope but is seemingly to be extra indifferent on Kuzma and Montrezl Harrell.
Rui Hachimura is averaging 30.9 minutes per sport through his first two years, and he'll presumably dwell the initiating energy forward in 2021-22. Washington additionally outdated a lottery win on Deni Avdija final 365 days and selected Corey Kispert 15th total in the 2021 NBA draft, which might per chance well seem to rule out a bunch of playing time on the 3 for Kuzma.
Minnesota's frontcourt, on the opposite hand, is a piece of less settled.
The Timberwolves must add a confirmed energy forward alongside Karl-Anthony Towns. Whereas Jaden McDaniels confirmed promise as a rookie, the crew can not motivate him to continue increasing in a initiating role if it hopes to create a playoff push this upcoming season.
Kuzma averaged 12.9 aspects and 6.1 rebounds while taking pictures 36.1 percent from previous the arc in 2020-21. He additionally held opponents to 29.7 percent taking pictures on three-pointers, per NBA.com. That construct of perimeter protection became sorely lacking on a Wolves squad that ranked final in opponent three-point percentage (39.2).
It is no longer truly determined that Kuzma is even on the replace block. The Wizards can indulge in postseason ambitions of their indulge in so long as Bradley Beal is beneath contract, so that they is seemingly to be looking out out for him to assist with that for the duration of the upcoming season.
In that case, Rosas will want to dangle in mind other alternate choices to bolster Minnesota's frontcourt.