Los Angeles Lakers: 5 Lessons from the loss to the Orlando Magic

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Look Kyle Kuzma won’t be traded.  But he plays sometimes like the Los Angeles Lakers should trade him!

As a fan of  Kuzma (He’s a Flint Michigan native, writer has family that lives there!) it pains to make this statement. He stunk. He was bad. He was benched basically while Quinn Cook and Troy Daniels ate up his minutes and might get seconds in Houston. He was that bad.

In 27 minutes of play, Kyle Kuzma shot 2-of-10 from the field totaling 4 points. Now Lake Show Life hates bringing up old stuff, but remember this interview?

You can’t make statements about minutes and production and lay an egg like this less than a week later. The weekend that Kuzma had will be forgotten by a lot of Lakers fans after a game like this. Unlike LeBron who found other ways to be effective, Kuzma disappeared.

Kyle Kuzma really hurt his standing in the Lakers rotation. Even though the Lakers lost, Frank Vogel got a chance to look at other players that will be considered as options going forward.

Lake Show Life stands by the claim that Kuzma will not be traded, but Kyle Kuzma really needs to stay away from horrific performances like these to help us not look stupid.

Games like these can get you traded. Quick.