Kyle Kuzma “can take you to a higher level.”
Kuzuma expressed his determination ahead of a new challenge.
On the 29th, the Washington Wizards and the Los Angeles Lakers launched a fierce trade.
Washington has sent Russell Westbrook to the Lakers and received the right to nominate three people, including Kyle Kuzma, in the first round.
Kuzma’s four-year career in Los Angeles has led to a new challenge in Washington.
Kuzma, who was ranked 27th overall in the 2017 NBA Rookie Draft, has ups and downs, but is a forward resource that can score many points at any time.
Last season, his record averaged 12.9 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 3-point shots, 36.1 percent.
Kuzma, who joined Washington, said in a press conference, “I have high expectations for Tommy Shepherd.”
As Shepherd expected, Kuzma is definitely a player who can contribute to the team based on a confident attack.
However, he did not receive a good evaluation for his shots after dribbling. Kuzuma knew his weaknesses, too.
“I’ve done a lot of work to improve my shots since dribbling this off-season. “I believe that I can raise myself to a higher level,” he said with confidence.
Kuzma is expected to play mostly as a striker in Washington.
However, he said he could show his presence in defense.
“I can continue to play as a defender,” Kuzma said. I think I have that potential.”
Kuzma is just entering his fifth year. However, he has accumulated a lot of experience with the Lakers by playing in as many as 303 games.
That’s why Kuzma has to play a veteran and leader role in Washington.
“I had a lot of ball-handling training this off-season.
In addition to scoring, I think I can create an open opportunity for my colleagues.
Through ball handling, Rui Hachimura can shoot an open shot, give Bradley Bill an easy chance, help Spencer Dinwidi break through easily, and play pick and roll with Daniel Gafford.
It will help every attack in Washington,” he said.