Brandon Ingram has been mentioned as a possible trade chip for Anthony Davis.
The Lakers have basically offered everyone but LeBron James in a trade proposal for Pelicans center Anthony Davis, according to multiple reports.
Brandon Ingram has been mentioned in those rumors and he addressed his mindset when it comes to dealing with trade talks during the season.
“Everybody has different situations of opportunity and doing what they can do on the basketball floor,” he told reporters after the Lakers’ loss to the Warriors on Saturday, via the Los Angeles Times. “This is up to the players.
“It’s up to the players whether they can handle it mentally and come in mentally and physically and just handle whatever organization they can be at.”
I asked Brandon Ingram about D’Angelo Russell and if Russell’s success since being traded helps guys handle being the subject of trade talks. “It’s up to the players whether they can handle it.” pic.twitter.com/Pyo0kBzyQB
— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) February 3, 2019
Davis’ agent Rich Paul told ESPN on Monday he was not going to sign an extension with the Pelicans and would prefer to be traded.
After this report came out, another surfaced that the rumors were “weighing heavily” on the Lakers’ young players.
Since Davis asked for a trade, Ingram has played in three games. He has averaged 25 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists in those games.
The Los Angeles Times reported the Pelicans are planning to make a counter-offer to the Lakers after LA’s first offer reportedly included Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Michael Beasley, Rajon Rondo and a first-round pick.
New Orleans is expected to ask for two first-round picks and for the Lakers to take on a Pelicans’ player beyond Davis. It reportedly thought LA’s first proposal was a “lowball offer.”