Brandon Ingram?

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  1. Tince

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    I hate the Lakers
     
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    I'm not really interested in that at all.
     
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    Not enough size.
     
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    Like I said, I don’t think that Ingram is the perfect solution. I’d rather find a bigger, better rebounding, PF and move Grant to SF. The overall point is, it wouldn’t surprise me at all if Cronin looks to build a competitive roster this summer instead of playing the lottery game.
     
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    Ok good point, maybe the Blazers could give up some draft picks to go from 21 wins to 26 wins and finish 13th in the West.
     
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    New Orleans is going to expect a decent return for Ingram,

    So probably Ant, #7, maybe the 2029 Boston pick, Thybulle for salary matching, probably something else as well (a 3rd pick?).

    Then Ingram probably has a Josh Hart moment after 3 weeks of the season and starts to push for his exit.

    Sure we could win more games next season with Ingram or a vet, but why would we try to do that instead of using the picks to possibly find a long term starter?
     
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    Seems like most agree on this thread. No on BI!
     
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    A. As I said, I don’t think Ingram is the right fit. He and Grant are too similar.

    B. I never said I would include this year’s picks. Something down the road, maybe. I’d definitely be expecting a solid starter in the deal.

    C. Contention would definitely depend on Scoot and Sharpe becoming All-Star level players. Are you betting against them?

    D. I like the young guys we have and expect several to become solid role players. I expect the Blazers to find some talent with this year’s picks.

    E. Most likely, the Blazers will still be a lottery team next year, so there will be talent to be had then.
     
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    Ingram plays with zero passion/heart and often very little effort. A big fat HELL NO from me.
     
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    I'd certainly bet against them becoming allstar players. In another thread where we ranked Blazers rookies/youth historically I had Dame/Roy at a 10 - LMA at a 9 and Scoot/Sharpe at 5/6.

    Now Scoot/Sharpe are by far the two most valuable players on our roster, but thats because our roster sucks ass - not them being likely all-star level players. Yes I'd love for them to become allstars but I would bet against it and I certainly wouldn't bet future Blazer picks to acquire vets to win now with that allstar expectation gamble.
     
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    Maybe you should change your handle to “Sharpe’sKindaSortaGoodish”
     
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    Does he play with no passion or does he just not show any emotion when he plays? There is a huge difference and I am not sure what the correct answer is. I never like questioning a player's heart because it is really hard to tell what is inside.

    I do agree with those who said he always looks stoned. That does not mean he is though.
     
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    kings fans are throwing around trade packages too; oddly enough I feel like grant would be a better fit in sacramento than BI—and might cost a tick less.
     
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    Ingram is always hurt. Had him on my fantasy team. Boo!
     
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    don't forget to find a Billups buddy Cronin can buy out. Plenty of dead cap space alongside Eric Bledsoe.
     
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    As a Harrison F. Barnes replacement?
     
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    Every time I watch a Pelicans game I'll focus on him for several minutes several times a game and watch him only. And like I said, he gives very little effort/hustle a lot. For example not even attempting to get a rebound that he very well could of gotten.
     
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