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The Lakers trade for Anthony Davis..

WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 17,293 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

New Orleans gets Ingram, Ball, Josh Hart, the 4th pick in next week's draft and 2 more 1st round picks.

I'd say it makes great sense for New Orleans given they won't attact top free agents and good for The Lakers because they can attract players to put around Davis.

Thoughts.

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  • KaseyKasey Posts: 15,513 mod

    Thought those 5-1 championship odds this morning were a little fishy. Guess Vegas knew something

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 17,293 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I wouldn't be at all surprised if Vegas factored this in. I really like Brandon Ingram. He is still just 21 years old and at times he looks like a top 15 player. Lonzo Ball..don't care for his game or his baggage. Hart is a role player at most.

  • mantis_toboggan69mantis_toboggan69 Posts: 220 ✭✭✭✭ Senior
    Some other things to add:

    1) other two 1st rounders likely won’t convey anytime soon due to swaps/protections. New Orleans will control the lakers draft picks for a long time. 

    2) I think the #4 pick might be traded and the other two will likely be traded. David Griffin is the man in charge in New Orleans and he’s very smart and VERY aggressive. He knows they need to build a contender sooner rather than later, so I see them being aggressive sooner rather than later.

  • KaseyKasey Posts: 15,513 mod

    I wish they would move this team to Seattle

  • mantis_toboggan69mantis_toboggan69 Posts: 220 ✭✭✭✭ Senior
    WC, what don’t you like about Lonzo’s Game?
  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 17,293 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Lonzo is a poor shooter and an inefficient distributor. He'll likely improve given his age but I'll be surprised if he's ever among the best PGs.

    Also If New Orleans wants to move the 4th pick let's give them a call.

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 17,293 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Maybe Williams and Lonzo will mesh, I'm sure it will be entertaining.

  • mantis_toboggan69mantis_toboggan69 Posts: 220 ✭✭✭✭ Senior
    What does “inefficient distributor” mean?

    and Ingram is exactly a good shooter either.

    Lonzo’s a way better playmaker and already an elite defender.
  • donmdonm Posts: 10,241 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    what makes Ball an elite defender?

  • mantis_toboggan69mantis_toboggan69 Posts: 220 ✭✭✭✭ Senior
    3rd among point guards in defensive real/plus minus his rookie season.6th overall in defensive efficiency among all players this past season. All advanced stats say he’s an elite defender and he’s already viewed amongst his peers as a very good defender
  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 17,293 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Mantis. Ball shot just over 40% last season, Ingram shot just under 50% Ball was truly atrocious shooting free throws, he made Shaq look good by comparison. As far as ball distribution, he makes spectacular passes but he doesn't set the offense up well in my opinion. That might be youth or not meshing with Lebron though, time will tell.

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 17,293 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Ball IS NOT an elite defender. He does have great length for his position though and he moves well enough to develop his defense into something.

  • mantis_toboggan69mantis_toboggan69 Posts: 220 ✭✭✭✭ Senior
    On the shooting: BI’s Efg% was .518%. Lonzo’s was .488%. Not a big difference. Lonzo is also a year behind development wise. Free throw shooting is a big concern, however. On the playmaking: that’s fair. Although I will say his assist rate given his usage rate is impressive, which is usually a good sign On the defense: You’re just plain wrong.
  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 17,293 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Mantis. Time will tell.

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 17,293 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Bank. It makes sense for The Lakers too. They should be able to add good pieces via free agency. They are able to attract players The Hawks don't even get a look from.

  • MeR3htidMeR3htid Posts: 2,525 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    I think the Lakers r considering Kemba Walker as that 3rd star to pair with James and Davis. Man if Kwahi does go to the Clippers along with say Jimmy Butler and the Clippers would have the second best odds to win the Championship and the NBAs theme next season is gonna b about the battle for L.A. Starring old rivals LeBron James and Kwahi Leonard. 
  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 17,293 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited June 2019

    MeR3htid. Kuzma is a heck of a player. Right now it looks like LJ, Davis, Kuzma and maybe Rondo being starters this coming season. Walker would take Rondo's job. That would leave Lebron, Davis and Walker as the core. It seems like an odd dynamic but the talent level is very high.

  • judasdurantjudasdurant Posts: 1,360 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited June 2019
    The lakers have another max slot to fill. Look for it to be either kemba, Kyrie, or Butler. 

    Kemba would leave a supermax on the table and Kyrie to Brooklyn seems like a done deal, we will see how it plays out
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