Kyle Kuzma Tweets About Boston, Teases Celtics Fans

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Washington Wizards’ Kyle Kuzma teasing Boston Celtics fans with tweet

The Boston Celtics just missed their target last season, losing to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. Now their focus will be on improving this off-season and trying to make it all the way back next year for another chance to win it all.

While most of their improvements will be internal, there are certainly ways they can improve externally. They don’t have a first-round choice, but attacking the free hand without a draft and pinning their second-rounder should be a top priority. However, even more important than that will be scanning the trading market for potential moves.

Well, one player just hinted that he might be interested in coming to Boston (sort of). Washington Wizards forward Kyle Kuzma tweeted some kind words about the city, sending fans into a frenzy.

Kuzma tweeted“Boston is a beautiful city in the summer!”

This immediately led Celtics fans to believe that Kuzma could travel to Boston this off-season, mentioning a very clear route as the path he could take to get there.


How Kuzma Could Join Celtics

The Wizards are in a very strange position as a franchise. Whether or not Bradley Beal re-signs there this summer will play a big role in how they attack the offseason. If he leaves, Kuzma will probably become more available because they would probably rebuild.

If so, Boston could jump at the chance to take Kuzma’s salary out of Washington’s hands by using the $17.1 million TPE they acquired when Evan Fournier was with the New York Knicks last offseason signed.

Kuzma is set to earn $13 million next season, which would fit into the Fournier TPE. That means Boston could just send picks into the deal and it would still work. But in reality, they’d probably have to throw in someone like Aaron Nesmith to sweeten the pot for Washington.

The 26-year-old forward is a high-profile player who could step in and help the Celtics in their quest to bring Banner 18 to Boston.


Kuzma’s style of play and fit with Celtics

Last season, Kuzma appeared in 66 games for the Wizards and started them all. He averaged 17.1 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 3.5 assists on 45.2% shots from the field and 34.1% shots from behind the three-point line.

Kuzma isn’t a phenomenal defenseman, but he was part of the 2020 Los Angeles Lakers team that won a championship behind his defense. He’s certainly passable at this end of the field and at 6’9 his height allows him to keep up with taller forwards.

If he was going to fit in with the Celtics, he’d have to adapt to their Switch-heavy defense, but Kuzma has proven a hard worker during this time in the league so he’d probably be able to adapt.

Most importantly, the addition of Kuzma would give the Celtics a big boost in the goalscoring department. On nights when Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown get cold, he might step up.

A tweet doesn’t mean Kuzma will be a Celtic by the start of next season, but it wouldn’t be a bad idea for Boston to explore the option.

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