OnlyOneWay2Play wrote:If the Pelicans refuse to deal with the Lakers for AD, it makes a lot of sense for everyone (OKC, LAL, and PG13 himself) to do a trade like the following:
OKC gets: #4 pick and Brandon Ingram
LAL get: Paul George
Why for OKC?: Start to rebuild (since they are going nowhere anyway) with two great young players AND save a ton of money.
Why for LAL: Gets a great two-way player that fits well with LeBron. If they sign even a Kemba or Butler level player in FA (let alone Kawhi or KD), they are a legit contender: Lonzo-Butler-PG13-LeBron-Javale
Why for PG13: Gets to play on a real contender and not waste more years with shell-of-himself Westbrook AND go back to his hometown (+ bigger market) of LA
Ingram's career is pretty much over. His trade value equals to a 2nd round pick from GSW right now.