3 Former LeBron James Teammates Lakers Should Bring in for A Reunion This Offseason

LeBron James needs all the help he can get to bring another championship to Los Angeles. With that in mind, the Lakers should consider targeting three of the 39-year-old's former teammates.
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2. Kyle Kuzma, PF/SF

After another losing season, the Washington Wizards will continue to attempt to rebuild this summer. Reports indicate that they could end up moving a few key players for future assets, including forward and ex-Laker Kyle Kuzma, per Yahoo Sports' Jake Fischer.

It's hard to believe that it's been over three years since Kuzma last played in a Lakers jersey. The former Utah product was drafted 27th overall by Los Angeles in 2017 and played four seasons with the franchise, which included winning a championship ring. He even signed a three-year, $40 million extension in 2020, but didn't get to play a game on it as he was sent to the Wizards as a part of the infamous Russell Westbrook trade.

The move to the nation's capital wound up paying off as Kuzma improved with each passing campaign. The 2023-24 season was his best to date as he averaged career highs in points (22.2) and assists (4.2) while adding 6.6 rebounds and .463/.336/.775 shooting splits across 70 games.

While Kuzma isn't exactly a superstar, his presence would provide the Lakers with a reliable No. 3 scoring option behind James and Davis. The 28-year-old can also do a little bit of everything, which could come in handy whenever Los Angeles' elite duo isn't on the floor.

At the end of the day, the Lakers have three first-round picks to play with his summer, which could be enough to entice the Wizards to enter trade negotiations. If they can make the financial numbers work and Washington doesn't demand an overpay, bringing back Kuzma is a no-brainer move for Pelinka & Co.