NBA Rumors: Lakers Reportedly Providing ‘Conflicting’ Information On Kyle Kuzma’s Availability For Trade

Kyle Kuzma of the Los Angeles Lakers grabs a rebound against the New York Knicks' Mitchell Robinson.

As the only member of the Los Angeles Lakers‘ young core that was not shipped to the New Orleans Pelicans last summer for Anthony Davis, Kyle Kuzma has often been mentioned as the team’s most likely trading chip ahead of next month’s deadline — a player who could yield a quality veteran if traded elsewhere. However, a new report suggests that it isn’t 100 percent clear whether the Lakers intend to move the 24-year-old forward or not, despite the multiple rumors that have swirled around him in recent weeks.

Quoting the latest episode of ESPN writer Brian Windhorst’s Hoops Collective podcast, Lakers Outsiders wrote on Wednesday that a number of rival NBA teams have received mixed signals from Los Angeles regarding Kuzma’s trade availability. As Windhorst described it, the Lakers appear to have provided “conflicting” information about the third-year forward.

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