Wizards’ Kyle Kuzma on Lakers’ Trade Interest: Guess Grass Isn’t Always Greener

The Lakers have reportedly asked the Wizards about the availability of forward Kyle Kuzma, a former member of the Lakers.Kyle Kuzma

Yes, that Kuzma — the one the Lakers sent to Washington as part of the Russell Westbrook trade. Kuzma is now playing like a borderline All-Star and has become a hot name on the rumor mill.

“I think it just shows you the grass is not always greener,” Kuzma told Melissa Rohlin of FOX Sports. “It’s definitely a good thing because at the end of the day, that means I’ve been playing well, and I have value in this league, that a team would want to trade for me. It’s a blessing.”

The Wizards are visiting the Lakers on Sunday night, and you don’t visit the Lakers without rumors of the desperate Lakers somehow landing the other team’s best players. As we relayed here, they reportedly are also dreaming of Wizards star guard Bradley Beal.

But right now, unless LA suddenly decides to part ways with LeBron James or Anthony Davis … well, there isn’t a whole lot the Lakers can do.

Kuzma, for his part, indicated he’s perfectly happy in D.C.

“I needed this,” he told Rohlin. “This move here has been so instrumental in my life, just being more mature. I love basketball, but I love it even more now. I love my craft, I love getting in the gym every single day. Being in the gym, being in this type of situation — seeing how good I can become has made me be really obsessive with trying to improve and better myself.”

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