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    Quote Originally Posted by Raidaz4Life View Post
    Nahh Philly is gonna end up taking Maker number 1. Heard they need a Center
    Lolz yea, most likely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raidaz4Life View Post
    Nahh Philly is gonna end up taking Maker number 1. Heard they need a Center
    Hahahah.... hahahahahahah.... a hahahahha. Ah aho ahahah I see what you did there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raidaz4Life View Post
    Nahh Philly is gonna end up taking Maker number 1. Heard they need a Center
    Hahaa!

    Philadelphia trying to be the first team ever to have a starting lineup where everyone is over 7 feet tall.

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    Brandon Ingram will workout or Lakers on Thursday

    Per Kevin Ding

    Brandon Ingram (@B_Ingram13) scheduled for private workout with Lakers on Thursday, according to league sources.

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    Good to know. Any news on when Simmons will work out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsthornton7 View Post
    Per Kevin Ding

    Brandon Ingram (@B_Ingram13) scheduled for private workout with Lakers on Thursday, according to league sources.
    Anybody got a very tiny drone with a camera that they can fly through a door when no one is looking, then fly up to the top of the gym and give us a live feed?

    Actually, shouldn't PSD already offer this service?

    Come on people -- get with the times!

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    Afterward there is going to be some sort of reaction leaked. Probably that we were "blown away" by his workout.

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    Good to know. Any news on when Simmons will work out?
    Wouldn't be surprised if Simmons doesn't workout for anyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aust View Post
    Afterward there is going to be some sort of reaction leaked. Probably that we were "blown away" by his workout.



    Wouldn't be surprised if Simmons doesn't workout for anyone.
    Yea probably right. He doesn't have anything to lose by not working out

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    Making The Case For The Lakers To Draft Brandon Ingram

    Fortune smiled upon the Los Angeles Lakers on the night of the draft lottery, allowing them to walk away with their top-three protected pick intact. Their slot with the second overall selection was a particularly coveted spot due to the two players at the top of nearly every draft board- Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram.

    In this top-heavy draft, itís widely believed that there is a drop in talented once Simmons and Ingram are off the board, and a real debate has emerged over which one of the two should be selected by the Philadelphia 76ersí first with overall pick.

    The Lakers, on the other hand, have essentially landed the easiest decision of the night; all they need to do is select whichever player Philadelphia passes on.

    However, that doesnít mean that we canít weigh the pros and cons of either player ending up in Los Angeles. Itís a surprisingly complicated issue that requires a closer look at each candidate before one can make the decision to officially join #TeamIngram or #TeamSimmons.

    Today, letís take a look at the player who appears to be most likely to become a Laker: Brandon Ingram.

    The Good

    If you were to give NBA coaches the ability to magically create a rookie small forward and give them whatever attributes they wanted (like 2K meets Weird Science), the end result would come awfully close to Brandon Ingram.

    Heís 6í9Ē with a 7í3Ē wingspan, which means that he can shoot over defenders using nothing more than his freakish length. Ingram has developed a decent turn-around jumper that is tough to guard in the post, and he also does a solid job protecting the rim, averaging an impressive 1.6 blocks per 40 minutes in college.

    Make no mistake, though, Ingram is a perimeter player. His length allows him to be somewhat effective inside, but heís closer to being a shooting guard at this point than he is a power forward. He is at his best in isolation situations that start beyond the three-point line, where he can either rise up and shoot or pump fake and drive past his defender.

    The hope is that Ingram will become a superb defender, cutting off passing lanes with his long arms and making it difficult for opposing teams to swing the ball. He only averaged 1.3 steals per 40 minutes in college, but ideally, that number will improve as he continues to learn how to anticipate on the defensive end.

    The way he moves on the court can be reminiscent of Kevin Durant, leading some to already place lofty expectations on his NBA career. Ingram can shoot the three effortlessly, and did so at a 41 percent success rate in college. His ability to drive and make the right play or hit shots from deep is one of his most attractive features.

    Ingram is also one of the youngest players in the draft at just 18 years old, and wonít turn 19 until just before training camp starts in September. He has a quiet confidence about him that masks his age, though, and did a solid job handling the pressure and spotlight at Duke.

    However, while their movements are somewhat similar, Ingram is not Durant, and to expect him to reach that level may be unrealistic.

    The Bad


    Of course, the first thing everyone notices about Ingram is how skinny he is. Despite his height, he weighs in at just 195 pounds, and thatís after putting on five pounds during his one year at Duke. In other words, Ingram is like a much taller version of the pre-super soldier serum Steve Rogers.

    Fortunately, he recognizes the issue and has already begun a strength and conditioning program and is reportedly eating 5,000 calories a day to help pack on the muscle. Still, Ingram wonít be able to safely gain enough weight before the NBA season to prevent being bullied on the court during his rookie season.

    Ingram being so thin isnít the end of the world, and considering his young age, he still has plenty of time fill out. As he ages he will naturally put on more muscle mass, especially now that he is being exposed to a weight lifting program specifically designed to add bulk. Heís spent his whole life being skinny, playing against players who are bigger, older, and stronger than him, so the feeling wonít be unfamiliar, but taking on an NBA athlete is going to be a whole new world.

    Ingram also struggled to finish at the rim in college, where he converted only 50.7 percent of his shots around the basket. That number will go up as he gets stronger, and there is already evidence that his vertical is improving, but finishing over NBA shot swatters will be an adjustment.

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    The Fit

    For the Lakers, Ingram would be something of a godsend. The team already has talented young players in DíAngelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson, and Julius Randle manning the point guard, shooting guard, and power forward spots, respectively. They also have solid reserves at all five positions in Marcelo Huertas (restricted free agent), Lou Williams, Anthony Brown, Larry Nance Jr., and Tarik Black (restricted free agent).

    The obvious holes in the lineup are the starting small forward and center positions, with Ingram filling the former perfectly.

    His ability to shoot the three-ball is absolutely critical in order for Russell and Clarkson to have the spacing they need to operate, especially in new coach Luke Waltonís Warriors-inspired offense. Itís not difficult to imagine a driving, slashing, splashing whirlwind of fun when all three of them get going.

    Additionally, Ingramís ability to block shots from the weak side certainly would help as Randle isnít a rim protector (.4 blocks per game). He will need to improve his ball handling in pick and roll situations, but ultimately a Russell/Ingram or Clarkson/Ingram pick and roll/pop could be very tough to defend.

    Ingramís height will also allow him to pass the ball over the top of defenses, leading to some intriguing options utilizing Randle on a pin-down screen and dive. Really, anything that results in Randle having a clean path to the basket is a ferocious dunk waiting to happen.

    Defensively, perhaps the most exciting aspect of a Lakers lineup featuring Ingram is the one-two punch that could conceivably be created with him and Brown manning the small forward position.

    While Brown struggled mightily offensively last season, he was one of the best individual defenders on the team. If he can gain consistency with his corner three, at least enough to keep defenses honest, Brownís 6í11 wingspan coming off the bench behind Ingramís 7í3Ē pterodactyl arms could certainly make things difficult on opponents.

    Of course, Walton will have plenty of time to figure out all the interesting nuances that are available to him should Ingram end up wearing purple and gold, especially after free agency when we have a better idea of how the final roster will look.

    The bottom line is that Ingram is an absolutely phenomenal fit with the Lakers, and his age and skill set gives him tremendous upside in the NBA. Whether or not he has superstar potential is debatable, but there certainly shouldnít be many complaints from Lakers fans if itís Brandon Ingram putting on a Lakers hat on draft day.
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    I can't believe the draft is still 3 weeks away lol I'm all for Ingram, but if we draft Simmons, he wouldn't be a good fit cuz I just don't see him playing SF and we already have Randle at PF. So expect some trades if we do land Simmons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by numba1CHANGsta View Post
    I can't believe the draft is still 3 weeks away lol I'm all for Ingram, but if we draft Simmons, he wouldn't be a good fit cuz I just don't see him playing SF and we already have Randle at PF. So expect some trades if we do land Simmons.
    This is what I expect as well. I think if Simmons is drafted by lakers, they will likely either trade randle or try to dangle Simmons plus others for a superstar.. I don't think Simmons and randle would both be in the Lakers long term plan.

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    If they draft then Harford is a must of try to package Randle and swaggy or Williams for Oak

    Harford, Black
    Ben, Nance
    Bantum or Parsons, Brown
    Barnes, Williams
    Russell, Clarkson

    or

    Oak, Noah ,black
    Ben, Nance
    Barnes, brown
    Russell, Clarkson
    Conley,

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    Quote Originally Posted by ldawg View Post
    If they draft then Harford is a must of try to package Randle and swaggy or Williams for Oak

    Harford, Black
    Ben, Nance
    Bantum or Parsons, Brown
    Barnes, Williams
    Russell, Clarkson

    or

    Oak, Noah ,black
    Ben, Nance
    Barnes, brown
    Russell, Clarkson
    Conley,
    Sixers wouldn't trade paperback oka for JR because they already have a long jam down low that's why they are trying to trade a big. It'd have to Russ or JC

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    Anybody hear that new rumor of Philadelphia considering taking Jamal Murray #1? Haha

    http://www.slamonline.com/nba/sixers...oqP4zY0cyIZ.97

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