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Kyle Kuzma reveals he was in “dark place” leaving Lakers

During the offseason last year the Lakers traded Kyle Kuzma along with other players to the Wizards for Russell Westbrook. The traded ended a four-year spell for Kuzma in Los Angeles.

Speaking with the media on media day, the forward revealed that getting traded by the Lakers was tough for him, but having a fresh start in Washington helped with that.

“I’m a real person, I’m really authentic of who I am and I love when people are authentic with me,” Kuzma said. “The fan base here has been amazing, especially coming from L.A. I was kind of in like a little dark place. My exit and how people perceived me in the fan base it kind of hurt me a little bit. But coming here it was a fresh start.”

Last season the 27-year-old forward averaged 17.1 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 33.4 minutes per game for the Wizards.

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