Kyle Kuzma wasn’t mincing words after the Lakers fell to the Suns on Saturday, marking their fourth loss in five games.
The forward said after the 118-109 defeat that there is something wrong with his team, though he’s not sure how to help Los Angeles turn around a lost season.
When asked how the Lakers will rebound from another loss, he simply said: “I’m honestly not even sure. Obviously there’s something wrong with this team. It’s up to us to try to fix it.”
“Lost to a team we should’ve beat. That’s the most frustrating thing,” Kuzma told reporters, adding, “I think it’s more defense, but being together as a whole, playing for one another, having each other’s backs, I think it’s more of that type of stuff.”
The Lakers have been struggling since Christmas Day when they lost star LeBron James for several weeks to a groin injury. While he has returned, Los Angeles has been 10-19 since Dec. 25. The team came out of the All-Star break with an impressive 111-106 win over the Rockets, but have fallen to 2-4 since the break.
Saturday’s loss hurt the Lakers’ chances of making it to the playoffs even more as they are now 30-33 and 10th in the Western Conference standings. They are 4 1/2 games back from the eighth-ranked Clippers.