The Lakers say they’re just fine with that.
Ingram is the player the Lakers would have targeted at No. 1 had they won the lottery, sources told The Vertical
On one hand, suuuuuuure.
On the other hand, this puts more pressure on Ingram and the Lakers. It’s no longer enough for him to be the second-best player in this draft. To trust the Lakers know what they’re doing, Ingram would have to be be the best player in this draft. Why not just take your default win and keep moving?