The Clock May Be Ticking for Brandon Ingram with the L.A. Lakers
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:22 pm    Post subject: The Clock May Be Ticking for Brandon Ingram with the L.A. Lakers

Hey All,

Latest on @BleacherReport The Clock May Be Ticking for Brandon Ingram with the L.A. Lakers - he could be a long-term fixture or a trade piece
https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2813899-the-clock-may-be-ticking-for-brandon-ingram-with-the-la-lakers

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:35 pm    Post subject:

I'm starting to think BI isn't going to be a part of our future. I've been a big supporter of his since before we drafted him. I see the improvement, like most of you, but it's not what I hoped for. I see a guy struggling to make his mark. Not a guy who knows he's going to be great.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:43 pm    Post subject:

BI is not the problem, Luke is.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:20 pm    Post subject:

How about neither are a problem? The only people upset at Ingram are those who thought he would be a HOFer.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:01 pm    Post subject:

If BI can help get another true star here, I'll drive him and Zo to the airport...!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:53 pm    Post subject:

Eonst wrote:
BI is not the problem, Luke is.



Luke is the problem? Stars are stars, BI's not right now.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:56 pm    Post subject:

unleasHell wrote:
If BI can help get another true star here, I'll drive him and Zo to the airport...!


There you go...
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:50 pm    Post subject:

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How about neither are a problem? The only people upset at Ingram are those who thought he would be a HOFer.


Or the people who actually watch the games...
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:52 pm    Post subject:

ughhh. rough game tonight with BI. screamed at the TV a couple of times at the end there.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:09 am    Post subject:

He's already been surpassed as the #2 scorer by Kuzma. Without Kuzma you see that BI is neither a #2 or #3 scoring option in reality.

The longer LeBron and Kuzma are out the less valuable a BI trade becomes. I would bench BI the next few games with a fake injury because he's becoming completely exposed.

Luke Walton is coaching without his best 2 scorers, it's not on Luke.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:48 pm    Post subject:

DillonSD wrote:
He's already been surpassed as the #2 scorer by Kuzma. Without Kuzma you see that BI is neither a #2 or #3 scoring option in reality.

The longer LeBron and Kuzma are out the less valuable a BI trade becomes. I would bench BI the next few games with a fake injury because he's becoming completely exposed.

Luke Walton is coaching without his best 2 scorers, it's not on Luke.


Lakers scored enough points to win - the problem is Luke and his buddies cant instill urgency and a defensive mindset in this team.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:59 pm    Post subject:

Losing can frustrate us and force us to make trades to get rid of our players but I think we need to give our players a chance to prove themselves, I know every loss can force fans to wanting to get rid of our young players but that seems like only a bad fan would do.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:51 pm    Post subject:

Inspector Gadget wrote:
Losing can frustrate us and force us to make trades to get rid of our players but I think we need to give our players a chance to prove themselves, I know every loss can force fans to wanting to get rid of our young players but that seems like only a bad fan would do.


here let me reword your statement a bit:

Losing can frustrate us and force us to make trades to IMPROVE OUR TEAM, but I think we need to give our players a chance to prove themselves, I know every loss can force fans to wanting to BRING IN PLAYERS THAT CAN PLAY DEFENSE, but that seems like SOMETHING only a bad fan would do.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:07 pm    Post subject:

Eonst wrote:
BI is not the problem, Luke is.


I'd get rid of Luke before BI. I think BI has a lot of growth left in him still. Luke not so much.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:10 am    Post subject:

venturalakersfan wrote:
How about neither are a problem? The only people upset at Ingram are those who thought he would be a HOFer.


That's not true. I don't remember anyone saying Ingram would be a HOFer. All-Star? Sure. But HOF? Who said that?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:04 pm    Post subject:

ringfinger wrote:
venturalakersfan wrote:
How about neither are a problem? The only people upset at Ingram are those who thought he would be a HOFer.


That's not true. I don't remember anyone saying Ingram would be a HOFer. All-Star? Sure. But HOF? Who said that?


Probably those who thought he was Pippen.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:42 pm    Post subject:

LakerLogic wrote:
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venturalakersfan wrote:
How about neither are a problem? The only people upset at Ingram are those who thought he would be a HOFer.


That's not true. I don't remember anyone saying Ingram would be a HOFer. All-Star? Sure. But HOF? Who said that?


Probably those who thought he was Pippen.


Or KD.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:02 pm    Post subject:

venturalakersfan wrote:
How about neither are a problem? The only people upset at Ingram are those who thought he would be a HOFer.


Agreed.

Living here in NC (born and lived in CA), I still get somewhat surprised by the amount of hype Duke players seem to get just because they spent a year of two with Coach K. I'm not a fan of any of the big 3 schools here (Carolina, NC State, or Duke) which makes me an outlier where I live, but a good season at Duke doesn't make you a first ballot (or any ballot) HOFer in the NBA.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:06 pm    Post subject:

Staccatos wrote:
Eonst wrote:
BI is not the problem, Luke is.


I'd get rid of Luke before BI. I think BI has a lot of growth left in him still. Luke not so much.


BI doesn't have an NBA body for the position he plays. He needs to beef up a little bit (I'm not saying a lot),but he could use 20-30 more pounds on that rail thin frame.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:09 pm    Post subject:

Ball & Ingram combine for 13 points in today's loss...
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:44 pm    Post subject:

unleasHell wrote:
Ball & Ingram combine for 13 points in today's loss...



Yikes.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:45 pm    Post subject:

Fortunately for the Lakers, their next few games are against teams with losing records like the New York Knicks (9-29), Minnesota Timberwolves (17-21).......

Unfortunately, these are still NBA teams. These bozos probably get beat by collegiate teams.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:59 pm    Post subject:

Runway8 wrote:
Fortunately for the Lakers, their next few games are against teams with losing records like the New York Knicks (9-29), Minnesota Timberwolves (17-21).......

Unfortunately, these are still NBA teams. These bozos probably get beat by collegiate teams.


Usually, emplay seems to know that probably more then any fan, surprised he thought Lakers had a cake walk schedule, he will be the first to tell you that no NBA game is easy no matter who you play.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:40 am    Post subject:

Runway8 wrote:
Fortunately for the Lakers, their next few games are against teams with losing records like the New York Knicks (9-29), Minnesota Timberwolves (17-21).......

Unfortunately, these are still NBA teams. These bozos probably get beat by collegiate teams.


Eric, they can lose to anyone in the league WITH LeBron healthy. He helps dramatically, yes, but they can still be lazybutt even with him. EG Dallas game that probably would've been a loss if they had more than 2 secs to shoot from an inbound at opposite end. Frankly, every single West team but PHX isn't too far away from the 3rd seed.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:21 am    Post subject:

I think the clock for Ingram just sped up. Failing miserably in trying to carry the team, proving he is more complimentary than star and plays the same position as Lebron.
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