Lakers have traded a $158 million star from West Foe on a blockbuster deal.

Lakers have traded a $158 million star from West Foe on a blockbuster deal.

Brandon Ingram, Pelicans

After making the All-Star team during his first season in New Orleans, Ingram went on to become a consistent 20-point scorer per game, averaging 20.8–24.7 points throughout his previous five seasons, all spent with the Pelicans. He is seeking a maximum extension of $208 million over four seasons as he approaches the last year of a $158 million contract.
New Orleans is more than a little reluctant to pay Ingram that much given all the massive contracts it already has on its books for Zion Williamson, CJ McCollum, and Dejounte Murray, as well as those it will need to pay down the road, as observed by Jacob Rude of SB Nation on Tuesday, July 9. As a result, Ingram is a player that could be useful to Los Angeles and is available for trade.
Even though LeBron eliminated the freedom surrounding free agency—something the market also did—trade alternatives are still open. Additionally, Rude remarked, “My old pal Brandon Ingram would be one really intriguing name. “The Lakers are accustomed to negotiating significant deals with the Pelicans’ front office and possess the draft selections need, whether to trade or swap. In order to get a center, the Lakers would have to either enlist the help of a third team or hope that the Pelicans become a little more desperate.

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