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Kyle Kuzma sounds off on Wizards’ overcrowded rotation

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When the Washington Wizards traded Russell Westbrook to the Los Angeles Lakers, they got two experienced marksmen in return with Kyle Kuzma and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The Wizards are in dire need of shooters because they were one of the worst 3-point shooting teams in the NBA last season.

Washington also addressed this issue by drafting Gonzaga sharpshooter Corey Kispert with their 15th overall pick. The rookie averaged 18.6 points and shot a blazing 44.0 percent from behind the arc.

Kuzma, Caldwell-Pope, and Kispert will join Deni Avdija, Davis Bertans, and Rui Hachimura as players who play similar positions for the Wizards. In an interview with NBC Washington, Kuzma commented on the issue:

“I think you’ve got to realize like, I’m not going to say it’s a logjam, but if you look at the landscape of the NBA, teams always have a bunch of guys that are 6-foot-6 and above that can all play on the court at the same time. This league has transformed into kind of position-less. If you have guys that know how to play basketball and know how to defend at a high level, now you’re in business.”

In this day and age in the NBA, too much shooting will never be a problem since this is viewed as a good surplus. Kuzma certainly agrees, as the Wizards will have more firepower:

“It’s a good problem to have for Wes and the organization. I like to call them ‘successful people problems,’ because we have a lot of great and talented players on one roster. It’s always about sacrifice and trying to win.”

The Wizards will be very interesting to watch next season. They retooled their roster to complement superstar Bradley Beal in an attempt to get him to stick around for the long haul. The team could have one of the better benches in the NBA.