Kyle Kuzma knows that the Washington Wizards‘ defense is disappointing. Just look at Kuzma leaving his teammates to play a four-versus-five against the Toronto Raptors. However, he answers it in a way nobody would expect, except for maybe Bradley Beal.
Kyle Kuzma Can’t Deny Their Horrendous Defense
It’s no mystery that the Wizards aren’t playing their best basketball this season. They’re currently 14th in the Eastern Conference with a 3-15 record. It says something when you only rank above the Detroit Pistons, arguably the worst team in the NBA at 2-16.
He compares it to guarding a stop sign and agrees it is an issue. They’re giving too many free looks to rival players, causing a problem.
However, he does hint at wanting or looking for a change in this department.
“We can’t guard a stop sign. That’s kind of really what it boils down to. We let anybody get whatever they want on us. So until we change that, then that’s probably going to be the result.”Kyle Kuzma
This quote is quite the throwback to Beal’s words on, ironically, the Wizards’ defense two years ago.
The Magic Versus Wizards Game Wasn’t Close
Their 120-139 loss to the Magic is consistent with many of their losses’ scores. However, other factors in the game show how differently both teams played.
The Wizards only had 47.1 percent of their shots go in. Meanwhile, the Magic had 13 percent more at 60.7 percent. It highlights the issues of both the offensive and defensive woes of the Wizards.
Furthermore, the Magic did their best to rebound the ball while the Wizards trailed off. The former rebounded the ball 44 times, while the latter only had 29.
Do you agree with Kuzma’s take?