More frankly welcome in Los Angeles at the end of last season, Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope are having fun in Washington. And for the first time, Frank Vogel reacted to this situation …
Sacrificed directly or indirectly to bring Russell Westbrook to the city of angels, the ex-Lakers feast. Alex Caruso is like a fish in the water on the Chicago side, while Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Montrezl Harrell have already made their mark in Washington. The proof ? The Wizards have a record of 4 wins for 1 loss, and the magic trio feasted against the Hawks yesterday:
Breaking up the Russell Westbrook contract into 3 serviceable players is the top offseason move in the early part of the season.
67 points and 29 rebounds for KCP, Kuzma and Harrell tonight vs. Atlanta
— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) October 29, 2021
Turning Russell Westbrook’s contract into 3 potential players is the best move of the off-season so far.
67 points and 29 rebounds in aggregate for KCP, Kuzma and Harrell tonight against the Hawks.
The ex-Lakers on fire, Frank Vogel plays it a good loser?
All three holders, the ex-Angelinos have indeed nicely blackened the sheet: 21 points and 8 rebounds for Kuzma, 21 points and 8 rebounds also for KCP, and a double-double at 25 points and 13 rebounds, with 5 assists, for Harrell. In front of this great form of players yet all struggling in Los Angeles, Frank Vogel was questioned on the subject. And he chose to be … in short:
Frank Vogel on seeing former Lakers around the league playing well: “Really happy for them. Love those guys!”
— Ryan Ward (@RyanWardLA) October 30, 2021
Frank Vogel on the success of the ex-Lakers: “Very happy for them. I love these guys! “
A sympathetic response at first glance, but which can be interpreted in different ways. Vogel has indeed often been criticized for his use of these 3 players, and he might not want to talk about their success away from California for this reason …
Frank Vogel ultimately remained elusive, albeit glowing, about the success of his former players. In the meantime, the trio has found a smile on the side of the Capital, and it is the Wizards who are rubbing their hands.