Kyle Kuzma Shared His Expectations With The Washington Wizards This Season

Published August 25, 2021 at 9:47 PM

Kyle Kuzma will have a fresh start on his career after getting traded to the Washington Wizards. The 26-year-old forward has high expectations with his new team for this season.

Kuzma recently had an interview with Chase Hughes of Yahoo Sports. The former NBA champion discussed his expectations for the team this upcoming 2021-2022 NBA season.

"Coming to this organization, [general manager] Tommy [Sheppard] has said they have high expectations for me. I want to withhold that," Kuzma said.

"That's something that I've really worked on this offseason. Being able to, whether it's pick-and-roll, break a guy down. Getting just a quick and efficient shot, whether that's off-the-dribble, getting into the midrange. That's something I want to continue to improve on because I believe I can do that at a high level," Kuzma said.

"This offseason I've really done a great job of hammering my ball-handling. I think last year with the Lakers, I did a great job of showing and being a willing passer, somebody that can get guys open and get guys open looks," Kuzma said.

"For me, adding a handle and a more consistent, stronger one will really allow me to be an on-ball type of guy. Not only just a scorer and be that type of threat, but be a threat to get guys open. Get Rui open shots, get Brad easier looks, help Spencer get downhill, get big [Daniel] Gafford pick-and-roll lobs; all those things, it's going to help."
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