LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 04: Dennis Schroder #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers gets help to his feet from head coach Frank Vogel and Kyle Kuzma #0 during the first half against the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center on February 04, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
report by Jordan Schultz appeared suggesting that Dennis Schroder and Kyle Kuzma feuded throughout the season. The report was dismissed by Kuzma’s manager Vin Sparacio.
Now a gesture from Schroder appears to add to it. The German point guard congratulated Kuzma for his 26th birthday via an Instagram story, writing “My dawg .. live it up & stay blessed & healthy”
Both players have their future with the Los Angeles Lakers in doubt.
Kuzma is reportedly looking for a more consistent role and is already being included in trade rumors. Meanwhile, Schroder became an unrestricted free agent and is reportedly expecting to get a contract in the range of $100-120 million. The Lakers reportedly are in the search for a starting point guard with shooting ability to replace Schroder.