Report: Wizards could target Nets guard after acquiring Kyle Kuzma and Montrezl Harrell

Robert Marvi
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On Thursday, the Washington Wizards agreed to send star guard Russell Westbrook and two future second-round picks to the Los Angeles Lakers for Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Montrezl Harrell and the No. 22 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft.

Reportedly, the Wizards may end up flipping a combination of those players to the Brooklyn Nets for guard Spencer Dinwiddie.

In Washington, Dinwiddie would be able to have a featured role next to superstar guard Bradley Beal. Last season, Dinwiddie only appeared in three games due to injury. During the 2019-20 season, the 28-year-old averaged 20.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game.

Adding Kuzma and Harrell to a team that already boasts Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and James Harden would certainly be interesting. Kuzma would give them even more firepower, while Harrell would give them depth and rebounding.

At the same time, Caldwell-Pope, if he is involved in a potential deal, would give Brooklyn some solid 3-point shooting, which is already one of its strengths.

After the Lakers lost in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs to the Phoenix Suns, Kuzma was reportedly ready to move on from the organization. Playing on a loaded team such as the Nets, however, may be a questionable fit for him.

If Westbrook meshes well in Los Angeles and the Lakers return to the NBA Finals next summer, a championship matchup with the Nets could be interesting with Kuzma and possibly Caldwell-Pope looking to defeat their former team.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif., and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and fell in love with the Nick Van Exel-led Lakers teams. He truly cherishes the Kobe Bryant-era of Lakers basketball and the five world championships that came with it, and is looking forward to the team's next NBA title.