If You Could Bring Back One Laker Currently Playing...

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  1. Big Mamma Jamma

    Big Mamma Jamma - Rookie -

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    I saw this on Instagram... if you could bring back one former Laker CURRENTLY playing in the league who would that be?

    That’s a tough one for me... Zo, Ingram or DLo. I can’t decide...

     
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    Great question. Don't forget Nance.
     
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    lakerjones Moderator Staff Member

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    Lonzo for me.
     
  4. SamsonMiodek

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    BI, without hesitation.
     
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    Overall, Ingram. Multi-faceted player that can provide more than just scoring.

    For the squad we have now? Lou Williams since we still lack that one player than can create on his own besides James and Davis.
     
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    I'll take Brandon Ingram all day. Caruso can provide a lot of what Ball does. No one in our current roster can provide what Ingram does in creating mismatches and forcing elite defenders to have to try and guard him. In the playoffs, it'll be impossible to guard AD+Bron+Ingram effectively. No one else in that picture gives us that potency.
     
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    Ingram is the best player, DLO is intriguing because he can create and score, which is what we need on this team. In any case, I think Ingram+AD would be an interesting fit, hard to cover. Obviously, Lou would fit really well too.
     
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    Ingram is the best player, but I'm imagining a backcourt of Zo + Caruso locking down the perimeter in crunchtime.
     
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    Not the best player of the choices, but DLO would fit the needs of this team the best.
     
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    I like a lot of the other kids but it’s Ingram for me.
     
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    Ingram/DLO
     
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    Ingram
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    D-Lo
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    Lou Williams
    Ball
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    Hart
    Clarkson
    Nance
    Zu
    Randle
     
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    This. Ingram is the best of the bunch (or will be) but Lou would make us a champion.
     
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    Ingram is a no brainer to me. His defensive abilities would be insane on this team.

    Lebron
    Green
    BI
    AD
    Javale

    My goodness.
     
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    Lou on this team would be absolutely perfect.
     
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    Most of you seem to concentrate on fit and current abilities, but how about the mental aspect and long term potential? It has always been why I liked BI the most. He seems to not give a F about any other things besides BB. With him, you can be pretty sure he'll work his a** off each off-season and come back a better player. He also has great potential on the defensive end.

    This may be due to Kobe and how I grew up watching him, but I love Ingram's approach to the game of basketball overall, especially compared to the likes of Russell (in general) and Lou (concerning the defence). Ball has great potential and has shown the ability to improve and change his game (shot) dramatically this season, but to me he just doesn't seem tough enough (both mentally and phisically).
     
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    Length.

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  20. Jaguar

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    Until he starts holding the ball for isolation moves.
     
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    That's a good problem to have in the playoffs, though. When the game slows down and the Lakers have three legitimate first option playmakers, it's actually ideal. I can see Brandon Ingram playing more of a KD role for the Warriors. My problem with Ingram is he wasn't ready to be a 2nd option player on a championship contender. But as a third option? He'd fit that perfectly if he was willing to adjust his game a bit. Anthony Davis doesn't really need the ball to be effective so it's not like Ingram would be taking the ball away from someone really important minus LeBron.
     
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