Ingram’s being a little underrated in this thread, I think. He is and will be a better scorer throughout his career than OG - OG may never average 24 points a game over a full season and Ingram just did that two years in a row. He just has a natural flow to his offensive game that OG doesn’t have, and it’s not easy to develop either. It’s a skill set that OG has improved upon, but he’s not at Ingram’s level and probably won’t be as long as Ingram stays on the same trajectory.
Defensively, OG is better for certain. But Ingram isn’t crazy behind there, and will get better because of his natural length. He may never be as good of a defender as OG, though, and I can see how some people value that more.
The biggest reason that I think you have to consider something like this is because Ingram’s natural scoring ability is likely more important long-term than OG’s defense. The playoffs are about defense for sure - but everyone plays defense in the playoffs. In 2021 you really need someone who can just flat get a bucket. We don’t have that on this roster even though we’ve tried to force all of FVV, Siakam, Lowry, and even OG into that role. Ingram fixes that, and I don’t know that OG will ever be a guy who will be option A in the playoffs.
The reason why you can’t include the picks is because of Ingram’s health risk. That’s a huge thing, and at any given time he could be a Bosh who isn’t ever cleared medically. That’s the key issue.
I probably don’t trade two picks for him, but OG and say 7 or 8 in this draft for Ingram is something I would strongly consider.
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