Former Lakers Assistant Coach Brian Shaw Believes Team Wants To Trade Kyle Kuzma Because His Trainer Dissed LeBron James And He Chose Not To Sign With Rich Paul

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The Kyle Kuzma trade rumors are hot and heavy and former Lakers assistant coach Brian Shaw thinks he knows why.

For the past week it has been reported that the Lakers are “listening” to trade offers for Kuzma and have some suitors who are interested.

During Tuesday’s edition Yahoo Sports’ “The Bounce” former Lakers assistant coach Brian Shaw, who was a part of Luke Walton’s coaching staff last season, believes the team is getting rid of Kuzma because his trainer dissed LeBron James two weeks ago and because Kuzma decided not to sign with Rich Paul’s Klutch sports during the summer.

I’ll tell the young Lakers to not make the mistake Kyle Kuzma’s team made and have your trainer say anything about GM LeBron James and I know Rich Paul was trying to sign Kyle Kuzma when he left his agent last year, he didn’t sign with Rich Paul… so when you don’t sign with Rich Paul and your trainer says Kawhi was giving it to LeBron you’re going to be out of there

It’s probably not a good idea to mess with LeBron James or Rich Paul when they have the power to decide whether you stay on the team or get traded.

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