Kyle Kuzma and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope were two important members for the Los Angeles Lakers during their championship run in 2020. With those two being traded to the Washington Wizards in the offseason, it was expected that these two would get an nice tribute when they return to LA.

The Lakers certainly delivered, giving a heartfelt tribute for Kyle Kuzma and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope on Friday night. The tribute made sure to highlight the duo's highs in Lakerland during their time there.

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Kuzma was drafted 27th overall by the Lakers in 2017, alongside Lonzo Ball. The forward showed steady progress during his tenure there, developing into a threat from the outside. When the team traded for Anthony Davis, Kuzma was kept on the roster. It turned out to be the right decision, as his improved defense and scoring from outside was immensely valuable to their championship run.

On the other hand, KCP was a former lottery pick by the Pistons. Having never found a solid role, he bounced to different teams until he landed on the Lakers. There, KCP rebuilt the perception around him, as he became a reliable 3-and-D wing that can lock up opposing guards. His defense earned him a starting role on LA's championship roster.

The Lakers traded Kuzma and KCP (along with Montrezl Harrell) to the Wizards for Russell Westbrook. With the Lakers badly needing depth at all positions this year, fans certainly wished that the two would come back to the team today. As it stands, though, both Kuz and KCP figure to be vital parts of the Wizards in the future, with the former better enjoying his time in DC.