Kyle Kuzma Camp Responds to Report of Feud With Lakers Teammate
July 23, 2021
Several reports suggested that Kyle Kuzma is in a feud with Lakers teammate Dennis Schroder.
The 25-year-old saw more playing minutes last season. The same goes for the German native. LeBron James and Anthony Davis were out a lot.
ESPN’s Jordan Schultz reported that Schroder and Kuzma “feuded throughout the season, with things going further south throughout the Lakers’ first-round series loss to Phoenix.”
Kuzma’s agent, Vin Sparacio, decided to address the rumors. He took to his Instagram stories to blast Schultz. Yes, he said Schultz was a clown. Simple as that.
Kuzma and Schroder hasn’t said much about this. There wasn’t a rift between the players. We didn’t notice such a thing.
Kyle Kuzma has yet to comment on the feud with his teammate, but confirms chemistry issues
There have been too many rumors lately. Kuzma talked about the chemistry thing in his interview with Tyler Conway from Bleacher Report. He hinted that this year’s edition of the team didn’t have the same chemistry the bubble-squad had last season.
“I saw them as a potential Finals team just off their chemistry,” Kuzma told Conway. “Last year with us, we had unbelievable chemistry and everybody kind of jelled and knew their role and had fun doing it, had fun playing with each other. I noticed playing them, that same type of feel. Everybody was communicating, talking, having fun, smiling with each other. Usually, when you have a team connected like that, you win big.”
Kuzma would love to have a more consistent role. He struggled on the floor this past season. The team may consider trading him this offseason. Let’s just say he is the most valuable trade asset LA has at the moment.
“My biggest thing is I just want to play within a consistent role,” Kuzma said. “If I have that ability, I’ll be able to showcase what I can really do. There were parts of this year—and even anywhere else in my career—when I’m in a consistent space, I’m out there handling the ball, making teammates better, scoring, shooting, defending, rebounding. I think if I’m in that space, I’ll be good.”
Eric Pincus from Bleacher Report claims that Kuzma is ready to move on from the Lakers. Maybe he is ready to try his chances somewhere else.
Radmila graduated with a degree in Translation & Interpreting. She is an NBA and NFL writer for The Ball Zone, and has been covering popular sports topics for several years. A loyal Lakers fan, she puts energy into reporting big roster moves, potential trades, on-court-accomplishments, and off-court rumors.