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Lakers need to hold on to Kyle Kuzma for dear life - Stephen A. Smith | First Take


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Published: 2 months ago
Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman of First Take get into a heated debate on whether or not the Los Angeles Lakers need to trade Kyle Kuzma for another NBA star. Stephen A. explains why the Lakers should hold on to Kuzma for dear life and try to sign Anthony Davis.

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if they trade kuz they will regret it

1 month ago

I’ll pay for Lakers tickets just to watch Kuzma play. This kid is the real deal. He has that killer mentality. I’d trade Lebron before Kuzma.

1 month ago

on december 20th 2018 SAS says lakers need to do whatever they need to do to get AD even if that means trading brandon ingram. On January 10th 2019 SAS says Lakers need to hold on to Kuzma. SAS is a professional flip flopper

1 month ago

keep everybody and keep being a shitteam

1 month ago

Fuck Kuzma, get rid of him

1 month ago

+John Radz LeBron is one of the greatest players of all time. Kuzma is in his mid 20's and is fuck all.

1 month ago

voetbal12, Fuck Lebron, he’s the problem.

1 month ago

Do you say sign a second banana for LeBron are you calling other players monkeys

1 month ago

Flint town

1 month ago

Max actually talks good basketball but don’t know shot about football

1 month ago

stop the bull, kuzma is already a star, big potential, still in the making..

1 month ago

Kuzma is great,

1 month ago

What “cracks in the warriors”?

1 month ago

Brah this team is young, they going to have to play together to get better. Buff the bench and be paitent. If u can get a young star for cheap, then do it.

2 months ago

Should have gave Gelo a few chips and get him in as a shooter, but mfs were big headed.

2 months ago

Shit Stephen a Smith has a better hairline that daequan at least...

2 months ago

The media ALWAYS wants us to trade or let go of all of our young guys for established guys and when we do (dLo, Randle) they remind us how awesome
They become. Newsflash...MOST guys just need a few years to develop SMDH.

2 months ago

Kuzma is the future star of the league. A star in the making. You bring AD for what, NO!!! You look for the future. Kyle is just 23 an is just going to get better and better. Even Lebron has 2 or 3 years left. What are you going to do next?

If the Lakers trade Kuzma, Magic Johnson should resign immediatly!!!!

Keep Kuzma and the championships will be coming his way.

2 months ago

hbukh jhbui, I wouldn’t like the ugliest player in LA.

1 month ago

John Radz goofy Davis is 25 and is way better than Kuzma it’s not even close.ad is a superstar. Get Davis and maybe Kyrie or kawye and get 2 or 3 rings for sure

1 month ago

LeBron just get Love and blake

2 months ago

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2 months ago

Almost mvp in paul george? what are you smoking?

2 months ago

'A Poor mans Tatum?' Max you need to stfu! Kuz had a better rookie year than Tatum but was playing for a crap Laker team last year?? Tatum just got extra exposure due to C's making the playoffs but Kuz was a stand out and right there with Simmons and Mitchell for ROTY.

2 months ago

Kuzma > Tatum

2 months ago

Kuzma fuckin trash 😂

2 months ago

Kyle kuzma is the perfect player to be the face of the Lakers team they don't realise somebody tell em

2 months ago

I'm a Laker fan! The reality is that Danny Ainge doesn't care about any of his future picks as players, he's gonna throw most, if not all the picks plus a few players for Anthony Davis. He's probably planned this for a while and Boston will win the Davis bid. Even without Davis the Lakers can create a championship team literally for the start of next season without even losing anything. Lakers can go the Bradley Beal approach and give up on Ingram, KCP, 1st Rnd pick. In free agency, if Cousins is back to healthy, Lakers should offer good contract for his services. Lonzo, Beal, Bron, Kuzma, Cousins with bench of free agents (rondo, stephenson, maybe jeff green) plus youngsters of Hart, Zubac, Wagner and Myk! Sounds like a championship team right there and highly possible! There's always different ways to get back to the top!

2 months ago

Kuz

2 months ago

Ingratiate is Steven A. Smith favorite word but he’s right keep Kuzma trade Zo he can’t shoot and once he gets to the hole he’ll miss or pass it...great defender and great court vision but my guy Kuz is about his buckets and didn’t need the whole dad hype me up bcuz I’m not that good package deal

2 months ago

Banana?

2 months ago

Kuzma is life time LAKER - here to stay - PERIOD !

2 months ago

What a miss from Lakers,whaaaatttttt are you out of your mind, Paul is not doing enough for the thunders kuzma should stay period

2 months ago

trade brandon please please trade that man and josh hart spends 43 min on the floor and scores 5 points and he can't guard any body please trade lonzo you can trade his a 2x

2 months ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Lakers should offer hart ball Ingram and 4 first rounders. I have a hard time believing the pelicans say no to that. also allows lakers to keep kuzma

2 months ago

Lonzo (lavar) Ball trade that sucker!

2 months ago

They do NOT need a Superstar like these fools keep saying. The Lakers lost to Cleveland without Lebron. Let them go through the fire. Let them sow and grow. LeBron will love it come playoff and finals THIS YEAR! A lot of this rhetoric will be on my compilation video at the end of the season and postseason when the Lakers win the FINALS. Yep, I said it! The Lakers are the best team in the NBA right NOW. If LeBron can get to the finals with K. Love and the funny bunch, he can win the FINALS with the deep bench he has NOW!

2 months ago

Ingram is the one they need to get rid of. The kid holds the ball for too long. If he's going to attack the basket he's got to be quick about it or pass the ball. I hate watching the lakers move the ball well until it comes to Ingram and he'll dribble like six times trying to figure out what he wants to do. Let lonzo, lebron and Rondo facilitate the offense. Ingram needs to catch and shoot, catch and pass, or catch and dribble penetrate, just like Kuzma.

2 months ago

Lonzo ball is going to be a great player. Court vision, basketball IQ, athletisism, defense, rebounding. It was not a mistake to draft him. The only hole in his game is shot creating / scoring. If he can fix that part of his game he'll be an all star. Only people who dont know the game of basketball or harbor a grudge because of his dad think hes trash.

2 months ago

Kuzma will be an NBA All-Star within 2 yrs keep him & pay him

2 months ago

Why are we giving lonzo ball a pass, he has games where he scores 0 points in 36min. That is disturbingly low.

2 months ago

NO TRADES...

2 months ago

Max Kellerman has no clue. And please stop with the defense crap. BI doesn't play any defense.

2 months ago

Forget the offense....the king is here, lets get some exoerienced guys(that can defend)bcuz our defense is shit...our offense was never a problem........

2 months ago

So hot so cold where is the loyalty? Keep everyone,we got a winner, we been together for a half-season, you guys forget we beat the warriors twice the second time without LeBron for most of the time. The Cavs just had something to prove they've been made to look like their chomps,this game meant more to the Cavs and it did to the Lakers that's so obvious LeBron will come back they'll make the playoffs they might even win the chip this year!!

2 months ago

Lakers made the same mistake they made with Paul George with Leonard, Spurs at that moment asked for Hart, Ingram and some picks and the Lakers wouldnt trade because they thought Kawhi would go there on his own. In the end they are stucked with too many young players that are too overhyped and too green to do a decent playoff run.

2 months ago

Kuzma drops 40 now everybody got eyes on him he was averaging almost 20 as a rookie stop sleeping

2 months ago

How the fuck is Tatum better than kuzma

2 months ago

These guys acting like AD leaving is a given like he hasn’t said in ANY way that he wants to leave

2 months ago

If any ones getting traded it’s going to be bi

2 months ago

I think they should go for it

2 months ago

Lonzo is turning into a force on D, dont trade him. Kuzma is turning into a force on offence, dont trade him either. Anyone else is fair game.

2 months ago