Lakers: Kyle Kuzma to make conversion to small forward

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 08: Abdel Nader
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 08: Abdel Nader /

In newest Lakers news according to Lakers nation, rookie Laker Kyle Kuzma seems like he is going to play the reserve small forward position behind Brandon Ingram.

This is one of the recent hot topics surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers. At first glance, it doesn’t look like it is, but it is.

It will become a hot topic because LA has been looking for a small forward to play behind Brandon Ingram. There were talks of landing superstar small forwards, however that would put Ingram on the bench. Walton and the team want Ingram to start not come off the bench.

I am sure he is content with anything as long as they are winning. The case in point is they had three power forwards and one is athletic enough to learn, transition, and play the small forward position.

All this does is make Kuzma versatile. He has the length to guard small forwards around the league and his athleticism helps. Kuzma has raw talent that just needs to be polished. He has never played this position, but he says he’ll be fine playing it in the NBA. I agree with the reasons stated above.

Also, this allows the Lakers to focus on developing they team at hand on becoming the powerhouse they know and want them to be. Additionally, it stops many Lakers rumors of prominent small forwards coming to LA.

This is actually a wise decision, whoever thought of this. I have said it before and I will continue to say it, the Lakers are the next super team.

It’s hard to decipher, but everything takes time, such as building a super team. The Warriors super team wasn’t built overnight, it was built over a few years with rough patches and bumps on the journey to where they are.

LA has had their rough patches and there will be more bumps in the road to come. Kuzma is a diamond in the rough for the Lakers. He excels on the defensive end and his offense keeps improving.

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For Kyle Kuzma and the Lakers, there is only one way to keep moving and that direction is forward. A move to small forward keeps that train rolling.