Trade season is usually a pretty hectic time for the NBA community. Under normal circumstances, it stretches over the offseason and well into the winter, lasting for many months. This year, thanks to COVID-19, there is now only a couple of weeks until tip-off, and only a few more days until the NBA Draft and the start of free agency.
With teams scrambling to make a move, and only a limited amount of time to do it, it’s no wonder why rumors have been emerging in such high volume in the past couple of hours.
For players, this can often be a crazy time, especially if they are the ones being included in the trade talks.
But was it a little too much for Lakers youngster Kyle Kuzma? Amid multiple “reports,” Kuz deactivated his Twitter today, possibly signaling he’s not willing to deal with all the speculation.
Kyle Kuzma’s twitter account has been deactivated. pic.twitter.com/dqdp6kX9Vr
— Sherwob Holmes (@WorldWideWob) November 17, 2020
Of course, the 25-year-old star is no stranger to trade rumors. In all of his three seasons with the Lakers, he was pitched as part of many different trade offers. He has survived so far, but one has to wonder if there is a long-term future for him in Los Angeles.
He has struggled to stay consistent as the third option, shooting just 31% from beyond the arc for the season.
As the last remaining remnant of LA’s young core, Kuz is still their best trade chip — which is why we shouldn’t expect the rumors to subside any time soon.