Originally Posted by dd24
I think I agree with what Magic has been saying and we keep Ingram as the one untouchable. It would take a very good deal for the Lakers to give him up. I don't see doing it for Porzingas. It's too early to tell which one is going to be the better player yet. Both teams are better off just keeping their young guy in that case.
I think it's a huge mistake declaring anybody as "untouchable". Yes, Ingram is humble and a smart kid but the guy still have a lot to prove.
Most fans are convinced that he dramatically improved after the All-star break but let's check the numbers.
21 games where atleast 12-14 are blowouts, as the other team would sit their best players bec the outcome was already settled early and the Lakers in tank mode.
FT%, where there's no defender in front of him, from 65% to an abysmal 54.5%
turnovers from 1.3 increase to 2.0/game
rebs from 4.1 to 3.9.
Yes he had marginal improvement on other other stats but the one very critical stat for me is his 3pt shooting.
From 30.4% to 26.9% again facing mostly opposing scrubs bec the game is out of reach.
Final 7 games in April he became very judicious with his 3pt shots, barely attempting at 1.1 shots, just shot 25%.
I strongly believe that Luke started using him as a "facilitator"/passer so he can hide him and not put him in a situation when the other team is intentionally leaving him open so hell be dared to take more 3pt shots.
That is why I am pushing really hard in hiring a top notched shooting coach bec of the possibility of him going to the Anthony Brown path.