Former NFL player turned sports analyst Shannon Sharpe is not a fan of Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma. Kuz had high expectations before the season started but he failed to live up to them, struggling to become the third-best player on the Lakers roster behind Anthony Davis and LeBron James.
He showed a couple of flashes of what he could do on the court, but nothing that made the Lakers fan believe he’ll be ready to take the reins of the team in the future.
Now that the season is over, Kuzma has been linked with a move away from the Lakers, with several people showing interest in the player. Not so many people believe the Lakers are going to make this move, but if it was for Shannon Sharpe, he would make it right away, even if he didn’t receive a player or money in exchange.
“I would trade Kyle Kuzma for a 12 pack of Clorox wipes and a tide stain remover pen,” Sharpe said on a recent edition of FS1’s Undisputed when discussing the possibility of the Lakers trading Kuz away.
Kuzma’s stats slightly decreased from 12 points per game to 10 and 4.5 rebounds to just 3 during the playoffs. His defense also drew criticism and some fans even started a petition to prevent the Lakers from giving a ring to Kuz if they won the championship. He’s anything but a fan favorite right now and just like Sharpe, some other fans would deal Kuzma right away for any offer, regardless of how little it is.