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

katma 10 Jan 2019
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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  • LeBron just get Love and blake

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  • Almost mvp in paul george? what are you smoking?

  • '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.

  • Kuzma > Tatum

  • Kuzma fuckin trash 😂

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

  • 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!

  • Kuz

  • 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

  • Banana?

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

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

  • 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

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  • 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

  • Lonzo (lavar) Ball trade that sucker!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • NO TRADES...

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

  • 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........

  • 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!!

  • 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.

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

  • How the fuck is Tatum better than kuzma

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

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

  • I think they should go for it

  • 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.

  • They shouldn't trade Kuzma. The real question is would Magic trade him, and that answer I think is yes

  • Stephen A Smith worships Kyle Kuzma

  • i’m sick on max he dumb

  • Stephen A’s Hair needs to be traded to Bron’s hair.

  • How the hell can LA get AD if u will not surrender Kuzma?

  • dude like w eek ago he said nobody is safe lol

  • This guy needs to stf up cuz Lonzo is the best passer in NBA fight me bro

  • Put some respect on Lonzo name, he gon be rondo/jason kidd 2.0

  • Stephen A. is a poor mans Ludacris....

  • Max dumb asf

  • Banana?

  • Biggest mistake signing Lonzo?? So much disrespect. Can we let the brother have a few more years before we start saying he's a bust?

  • Indiana had no intention trading Paul George to the Lakers period that wasn’t a miss Larry Bird shut that down

  • Ingram might stay but Zo Will Be Traded

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  • I just love how y’all be making 2k trades for AD. Y’all must think the pelicans are going to trade him to La just cuz he say he wants to go there and he not signing no where else teams don’t care someone will take that chance to win a title and sway a player. And he ain’t sitting out and balling any less no matter what jersey he wearing. Lastly trading for AD will hollow the team out and if AD can’t carry the pelicans what makes you think a hollowed la roster is going to do with AD if lebron gets injured. He a fool if he go be a robin when he already Batman