The team's decision to not deal Kyle Kuzma at the NBA Trade Deadline was also hinted at by the Hachimura trade. And the most recent studies support that idea. The focus of any significant deal the Wizards make at the deadline won't be on Kuzma. By making this choice, the Wizards are taking a major chance. During the offseason, Kuzma is an unrestricted free agent and may join with any team he chooses.
We'll have to wait and see if the Wizards made the correct choice in the end. The Wizards need to consider a lot of factors before possibly giving Kuzma a large sum of money. He is undoubtedly having his finest season of his career, but can he maintain this level of output? For a player who is experiencing a career year at the age of 27, that is a pretty reasonable question to pose.