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Amid trade speculations swirling around Kyle Kuzma, the Washington Wizards (9-41) forward reportedly prefers staying put in the nation’s capital despite the team’s struggles.

According to NBA insider Marc Stein, Kuzma, who has garnered interest from teams like the Dallas Mavericks and Sacramento Kings, is not actively seeking a change of scenery despite the Wizards’ challenging season.

Stein’s Substack report indicates that Kuzma’s commitment to remaining with the Wizards has influenced ongoing trade discussions, suggesting a strong preference to continue his tenure with the team.

This sentiment contrasts with the trade rumors that have circulated around Kuzma, hinting at a potential shift in his future plans within the league.

Kuzma’s decision to stay in Washington is further underscored by his four-year, $90 million contract extension with the team during the offseason, signaling a long-term commitment to the Wizards’ organization.

With an average of 21.9 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game, Kuzma has emerged as a key player for the Wizards, contributing significantly to their efforts despite the team’s overall struggles.