FixTheKnicks wrote:With the emergence of Kuzma and the speculation that P. George and/or Lebron will end up being a Laker, do you think it’s possible that the Lakers trade Ingram while getting back assets in order to shed Clarkson and gain the capital to sign another top tier FA or missing parts.
My proposed trade would involve the Lakers and Knicks and goes as follows:
Knicks Acquire - Ingram, Clarkson
Lakers Acquire - Kanter, W. Hernangomez, 2018 Top 10 protected 1st
Knicks would get their man for the wing in Ingram and create a dynamic pairing with KP to build around. Clarkson might benefit with the change of scenary and become a nice piece in the guard rotation.
Kanter is most likely going to opt out leaving the Lakers with more cap space to go all out in free agency. They also get an asset in Hernangomez who can become their center for the future. They add a 1st rounder for trading Ingram who might be hard pressed for minutes anyways if the Lakers free agency plans goes as planned.
lol no. They wouldn't trade Ingram if it was Deng instead of Clarkson in that trade.
Clarkson isn't a negative contract. IMO they could trade him anytime pretty easily.