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Video: Lakers should explore using Brandon Ingram at PG - Stephen A. Smith | First Take

VIDEO: Lakers should explore using Brandon Ingram at PG - Stephen A. Smith | First Take
11/08/2018 07:00 4.2K 302 486.5K

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman break down how the Los Angeles Lakers used improved defense and Brandon Ingram at point guard to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center.

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Comments (1,893)
  • Vincent E Stone
    Vincent E Stone

    TO STEPHEN A. & MAX, You two double handedly have DESTOYED this Beautiful NBA season. With talking about NOTHING specifically The Lakers. PATHETIC !

  • Eric Long
    Eric Long

    B shaw or mark jackson will be the coach for the laker.

  • Eric Long
    Eric Long

    Laker get luke walton out of here with his no coaching ass.You can't put pope and hart in and lonzo in the back court with bi @ power forward.

  • Awen24
    Awen24

    I've come back to this video three weeks after watching it... now that Rondo has a broken hand and BI has been running the offense quite a bit. Invariably, commentators have been talking about how stagnant and slow the offense is at times (despite the Lakers being a high paced team). And here's the thing: it slows down because BI is a slow-down, iso-scorer. Think James Harden. Dribble, dribble, dribble... but instead of the step-back 3, BI takes mid-range jumpers, turnarounds or gets to the basket. He's competent, but I'm not sure he's a good fit with the Lakers' new offensive strategy... and as much as he's taken huge strides defensively, he clashes with LeBron (they both require the ball too much), isn't a great outside shooter, and isn't fitting with the up-tempo style that guys like Lonzo, Josh Hart and Kyle Kuzma really gel with. I think it's time for the Lakers to put him on the trading block. As much as I like the guy, we need a shooter more than we need Brandon Ingram at this point.

  • Mariano Quintos, Jr.
    Mariano Quintos, Jr.

    idk Brandon Ingram ball handling skills isn't that good enough . I'm not saying he's bad. but not good enough.

  • KniGht1st
    KniGht1st

    oh great let's use Ingram as PG and put Ball and Rondo on the bench and let Josh Hart play 48 minutes per game with no back up

  • Florida boi
    Florida boi

    The lakers should try to trade ingram, pope & rondo for beal and satoransky. If you can trade Covington and saric for butler. Then i think you can do this deal. 🤔

  • Corey Mccoy
    Corey Mccoy

    Smartest move i keep thinking of is not trading any of their core 4 young players: Ball, Ingram, Kuzma, Hart. So what if they don’t make playoffs this year. They shouldn’t have to hinder their development as the next big team by getting carried by Lebron and a second superstar. I think Lakers should wait it out and not trade any of these guys. All have so much potential, including Zo.

  • Connaugh Grace
    Connaugh Grace

    What's up with the girl in the middle?? She's basically a mediator for them two and that's it haha

  • Blackbean Burger
    Blackbean Burger

    he doesn't have the handles to play point... SAS is so fucking dumb sometimes

  • izzy 23
    izzy 23

    He should actually be in that post with that size smfh

  • Drew Peacock
    Drew Peacock

    Ingram has the most potential of the new guys besides Kuzma. If they develop him right he can be like a Kevin Durant type of scorer

  • Patrick Chen
    Patrick Chen

    According to my analysis, for the Lakers to contend, they need to complete 2 trades for disgruntled superstars: 1. Ingram & Ball for Kemba Walker. 2. KCP & McGee & 1st Rnd Pick for Marc Gasol & Omri Casspri. Lakers would have a line-up of Kemba Walker/Rondo Hart/Stephenson LeBron/Casspri Kuzma/Beasley Gasol/Chandler According to advanced statistical analysis, this is the best line-up that the Lakers can get, and would win 59 games based on a statistical simulator.

  • J Tate
    J Tate

    It's just drose highlights and debate

  • reggiebw11
    reggiebw11

    The lakers team will be dominant shortly.. somebody on the team need to get on lebron to go hard on defense period, They got plenty of offense so no need to “save” your energy