5. Brandon Ingram, Los Angeles Lakers
Although his rookie season didn’t shock the world, Ingram is poised for a breakout year in 2017-18.
The No. 2 overall pick of the 2016 NBA Draft has all the physical tools and skillset to turn into a star down the road. Being paired with LeBron James and Kevin Love this season would only bring the best out of him.
Once again, I’d propose a scenario where the Cavs attempt to acquire Carmelo Anthony along with Ingram.
Perhaps a deal would send Irving to New York, Love to Los Angeles and Melo and Ingram to Cleveland.
The idea behind this is that even if Melo and LeBron both leave (possibly for LA), the Cavs get a cornerstone type player to build around for the future.
The Lakers would probably have to throw in the salary of Luol Deng to make such a trade work and Cleveland could look to add to its depth with other role players – like Larry Nance Jr.
PG Derrick Rose
SG Brandon Ingram
SF LeBron James
PF Carmelo Anthony
C Tristan Thompson
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