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Kyle Kuzma says he knows the Wizards have high expectations for him

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Kyle Kuzma is getting ready for his debut season with the Washington Wizards after getting traded by the Los Angeles Lakers.

Kuzma knows the Wizards have high expectations for him and is ready to step up and make the difference.

“Coming to this organization, [general manager] Tommy [Sheppard] has said they have high expectations for me. I want to withhold that.

This offseason I’ve really done a great job of hammering my ball-handling. I think last year with the Lakers, I did a great job of showing and being a willing passer, somebody that can get guys open and get guys open looks.

For me, adding a handle and a more consistent, stronger one will really allow me to be an on-ball type of guy. Not only just a scorer and be that type of threat, but be a threat to get guys open.

Get Rui [Hachimura] open shots, get Brad easier looks, help Spencer [Dinwiddie] get downhill, get big [Daniel] Gafford pick-and-roll lobs; all those things, it’s going to help,” Kuzma said, via NBC Sports.

Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Montrezl Harrell moved to the Wizards in exchange for Russell Westbrook, who joined the Lakers.

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