A player that might just want a change of scenary
Many think that the Wizards trading away Rui Hachimura was a move to try and offer Kuzma the family farm this offseason when he becomes a free agent. However, it begs the question of what does Kuzma want. If he wants to stay in Washington, they have a history of overpaying for their stars and will likely shell out more money than the Pacers should be willing to give.
If he wants a bigger market like New York or Los Angeles, then well, the Pacers were never going to be a git in the first place.
If he is looking for a different team culture, than Indy might be the place for him. Many have talked about the young/vibrant culture that is glowing out of the Pacers locker room, led primarily by Tyrese Haliburton. Kuzma is going to want to get paid, as he should, and if it’s a good price, the Pacers should keep an eye on the negotiations.