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Kyle Kuzma apparently took some pleasure in watching his worn group lose Tuesday’s season-opener to the Golden Bid Warriors.
The 26-twelve months-extinct posted a tweet on his Instagram declaring the Los Angeles Lakers are 0-7 without him within the lineup. He later deleted it, but an individual on social media got an image of the distinctive post.
Following the Lakers’ first-round playoff exit final season, Kuzma no doubt made it sound fancy he used to be unhappy with his role in head coach Frank Vogel’s rotation.
“My largest part is I accurate should play within a fixed role,” Kuzma steered B/R’s Tyler Conway in July. “If I if truth be told have that skill, I will be in a quandary to showcase what I’m able to if truth be told attain. There have been ingredients of this twelve months—and even wherever else in my profession—when I’m in a fixed role, I’m available handling the ball, making teammates greater, scoring, taking pictures, defending, rebounding. I judge if I’m in that role, I will be ravishing.”
In preference to hunting for a role for Kuzma, the Lakers determined to send the fifth-twelve months forward to the Washington Wizards as section of the package to invent Russell Westbrook.
The Lakers went winless within the preseason (0-6) sooner than Tuesday’s loss to the Warriors.
Vogel aged Kuzma basically off the bench final twelve months. He looked in 68 games (32 starts), averaging 12.9 functions per contest with a sturdy 36.1 three-point percentage.
Kuzma will salvage a possibility to uncover the Lakers what they are missing on Wednesday. He’ll assemble his Wizards debut against the Toronto Raptors at 7: 30 p.m. ET.