Kyle Kuzma can see himself in Washington long term

Kyle Kuzma can see himself in Washington long term

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Kyle Kuzma can see himself in Washington long term

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Could you see yourself staying in Washington for the long term? Kyle Kuzma: For sure. One hundred percent. They showed me love. They have allowed me to have a platform to show my game and show the league I’m not just a role player. I’m someone that’s arriving right now. That’s the biggest thing for me. I want to keep elevating. Having a leadership position, having somewhere where I’m developing and playing my game and my role and I’m getting better every single game — that’s what I care about.
Source: Josh Robbins @ The Athletic

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Delon Wright had the game-winning steal, as Kyle Kuzma dropped 30 and many others stepped up with Kristaps Porzingis out.
5 takeaways from the win over the Mavs: trib.al/ld7l3Vw11:30 PM
Kyle Kuzma @kylekuzma
😤😤😤😤😤 – 11:28 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Big win for the Wizards to start their 10-day road trip. They beat Dallas for the second time this season, 127-126. Delon Wright steal on the final play.
Kuzma: 30p
Beal: 22p
Avdija: 15 & 10
Doncic; 41p 15r – 11:13 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Kuzma tonight:
30 PTS
5 REB
12-23 FG
4-5 FT
Clutch FT for the win. Wizards have won four straight vs Dallas. pic.twitter.com/p5nU5lGKB711:10 PM

Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
A 41-15-6 Luka Doncic line wasn’t enough to save the Mavs from their seventh loss in nine games. He missed a go-ahead free throw with 12.5 seconds left and then sent Washington’s Kyle Kuzma to the line. Mavs don’t get a shot off in final seconds with chance to win. – 11:07 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Final: Washington 127, Dallas 126
Kuzma: 30 pts., 5 rebs., 2 assts.
Beal: 22 pts., 4 assts.
Doncic: 41 pts., 15 rebs., 6 assts.
Free throws: Washington 32/41, Dallas 22/26 – 11:06 PM
David Duke @daviddukejr
Nah Kuz is really one of them ones, bro is a bucket! – 10:29 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
The Wizards head into the fourth leading the Mavericks 99-97.
Kuzma has 19p
Beal has 15p
Doncic has 35 & 12 and is 14/25 from the floor without a three. – 10:27 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
It’s 99-97 Wizards over the Mavs going into the 4th. Kyle Kuzma (19 pts) and Luka Doncic (35 pts) each had 13 pts in the 3rd, including these tough buckets at the rim: pic.twitter.com/iitDAYcldu10:26 PM

Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Mavs starters: Hardaway, DFS, Powell, Dinwiddie, Doncic
WAS starters: KIspert, Kuzma, Gafford, Beal, Morris
7:40 tip @971TheFreak8:10 PM
Mark Followill @MFollowill
Mavs vs Wizards starting soon on BSSW. Starting for Dallas: Luka, Dinwiddie, Hardaway Jr., Finney-Smith and Powell. With Porzingis out for the Wizards, Corey Kispert returns to their starting 5 with Monte Morris, Beal, Kuzma, and Daniel Gafford. Tipoff at 7:40p. – 8:09 PM
Jeff Eisenband @JeffEisenband
Kyle Kuzma is his own fit genre pic.twitter.com/N3R3hPyLvG8:03 PM

Jeff Wade @SkinWade
Yo @MonoNeon, @Kyle Kuzma is biting your style pic.twitter.com/7y5S4gI6mY7:51 PM

Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
The Washington Wizards’ starters tonight against the Dallas Mavericks with Kristaps Porziņģis out:
PG: Monté Morris
SG: Bradley Beal
SF: Corey Kispert
PF: Kyle Kuzma
C: Daniel Gafford – 7:02 PM
Isaiah Roby @roby_isaiah
Just saw the story of @Kyle Kuzma donating to his childhood YMCA👏👏 that brought back memories of spending days at my local Y until they kicked me out at night. Love to see guys giving back – 4:58 PM
Bobby Marks @BobbyMarks42
🏀The Hoop Collective Column🏀
Kyle Kuzma and Fred VanVleet are unlikely to sign extensions.
The same with Domantas Sabonis, Dejounte Murray and OG Anunoby this offseason.
Why?
The extension rules are outdated
Here is how to fix them in the next CBA
espn.com/nba/story/_/id…1:26 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Based on recent reports it appears Kyle Kuzma and Jerami Grant are off the table in trades.
Can’t say I understand that for either team, so we’ll see if it holds closer to the deadline.
If so, Nets should be in the mix for guys like John Collins, Bojan Bogdanovic, Naz Reid, etc – 12:22 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
I wonder if the Wizards will try to re-sign Kristaps Porzingis at a number lower than his $36 million player option (3-yr, $90M?) next season that would then give them a better chance at staying under the tax if they have to pay top dollar to re-sign Kyle Kuzma who will test UFA. – 7:55 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
My read on the Rui Hachimura trade is it’s Step 1 towards something else. Obviously, clears way to re-sign Kuzma. Also, more room under tax to convert Goodwin’s deal. Just need roster spot.
The question is the picks… (1/2) – 7:15 PM
Jake Fischer @JakeLFischer
What the Lakers’ acquisition of Rui Hachimura means for Los Angeles’ offseason accounting, Washington’s plans for Kyle Kuzma, and how it may set the table for the rest of a quiet trade market to this point.
Quick @YahooSports story:
sports.yahoo.com/lakers-acquisi…6:33 PM

More on this storyline

You know full well they want to keep you long term. Kyle Kuzma: One hundred percent. How much of a source of peace is that for you? Kyle Kuzma: Yeah, it is a source of peace, because any time somebody wants you, that’s a good thing. You want to be wanted in this world. You don’t want to be not-wanted. -via The Athletic / January 24, 2023
Kyle Kuzma: So, it’s a great feeling. It’s like being wanted to be married, wanted to have a relationship. As a person, you love that, you feel love. You feel that and it makes you alive. It’s a great thing, especially when you think of the landscape of this sport between teams and players. Players are gone year after year. There are such short stints now. For anybody to want to keep you long term, that’s a blessing. -via The Athletic / January 24, 2023

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