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Lakers are better of without Brandon Ingram according to Draymond Green

By James Brown

Lakers are better of without Brandon Ingram according to Draymond Green

The Brandon Ingram trade helped lakers win NBA Champions and according to Draymond Green, they don't need him.

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On June 15, 2019, the Pelicans had agreed to trade Davis to the Lakers. The Pelicans received Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, three first-round picks. Reportedly New Orleans wavering between Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram when deciding what trade package they would accept for Anthony Davis. The Lakers ended up winning the Championship with Davis an Ingram sign five-year deal so both teams might be happy with the deal.

Draymond Green is known to be a talkative person, and during his Podcast he invited Kyle Kuzma, former Lakers champion and he end up saying that the Lakers wouldn't win a Championship if they trade Kuzma instead of Ingram. But because Ingram has had success in the NBA with the Pelicans being an All-Star people might not see it. For Draymond, it was a good trade because the Lakers won a title.

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“Some people who don’t understand winning would say, ‘But Brandon Ingram has been an All-Star, so that was the wrong move'. What I say is, ‘But they won a championship.’ So regardless of what your thoughts could be on that topic, they won a championship. That automatically trumps everything. I’m not sure that team still wins if they keep B.I. over you (Kuzma) because of the skill sets. All of these pieces have to fit in. What you brought to that team, you and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope were the shooters.” Said Draymond.

Of course those statements are biased as Kuzma was his guest during this comments, and the Lakers won the Championship with him on their roster, but right now, the Lakers could be needing a player like Ingram or lonzo as they were the disappointment of last season and right now, they don't have a championship contending roster. Still, Green was clear that the Lakers are better off without Ingram on his roster.

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No one will argue that trading for Anthony Davis was a bad decision. The Lakers ended up winning a championship, but since then Davis has been nicked up and hasn't been available for the Lakers. Last season Anthony Davis averaged 23.2 points, 9.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 40 games. Meanwhile Brandon Ingram averaged 22.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 5.6 assists in 55 games. Those aren't MVP numbers but were better than Russell Westbrook's stats. 










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