Kyle Kuzma hasn’t been a Lakers fan-favorite for a while now, due to not meeting expectations over these last few years. It’s tough to know what to expect from him on a nightly basis, considering his inconsistency. A lot of fans in LA want him traded, and this includes Shannon Sharpe.
Today on Undisputed, Sharpe explained that the Lakers need to trade for DeMar DeRozan, and Kuzma needs to be included in that package. He cited that consistency that Kuzma lacks, as he will show up one night, and then disappear the next. Sharpe also believes that Kuzma doesn’t have the right basketball IQ.
“Kyle Kuzma, I don’t know what the hell I’m going to get. I might get 22. I might get 11, but one thing I know for certain: I’m going to get some idiotic, some low IQ basketball plays on a nightly basis.”
In the 2020-21 regular season, Kuzma averaged 12.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. In the first round of the playoffs vs Phoenix, he averaged 6.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game.
Sharpe would go on to say he would trade Kyle Kuzma for J. Cole.
Flip the page to watch Shannon Sharpe explain why Kuzma needs to leave LA and trading him for J. Cole.