Lakers News: Kyle Kuzma Parts Ways With Priority Sports And Entertainment, Has Not Met With Prospective Agents Yet
Lakers, Anthony Davis, LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma
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In what’s becoming an extremely common practice in the NBA, Kyle Kuzma is following the trend by parting ways with his agent in the search for new representation.

The 2019 NBA offseason has led to a lot of discussions about agents.

For starters, it was the first time that free agency news was broken with credit being given to the agent with many announcements stating names. In addition, with player power and movement at an all-time high, agents are starting to receive a lot of credit as well as criticism for how their players get paid.

Kuzma cited an ‘eye towards growing his business interests’ as his reason for letting go of his agent and has also not begun the search to find a new one, according to Tania Ganguli of Los Angeles Times:

Kuzma’s former agent Mark Bartelstein released a statement about the situation, saying he wishes ‘nothing but great things for Kyle’ despite their lack of a shared vision in working together:

Until Kuzma picks a new agent, it’s likely he’ll spend that time being tied to Klutch Sports agent Rich Paul. Paul is famously the agent of Kuzma’s current Lakers teammates, LeBron James and Anthony Davis — along with Ben Simmons among others.

Despite the criticisms that Paul has faced recently — namely with the handling of Marcus Morris and Nerlens Noel’s deals — he is widely considered one of the game’s best agents.

Getting a All-Star player to their preferred destination via trade is one of the hardest feats in today’s game, but Paul executed Davis’ deal to Los Angeles perfectly. Perhaps Kuzma will end up with Paul but even if he doesn’t, he seems prepared to take that next step into the business world in what’s becoming an important step in an NBA player’s career.