A free agent this coming offseason, Brandon Ingram will be looking for a max-value deal.
While it’d be a tough challenge to free up the cap space in order to give him that max, there’s no denying Ingram seems like a perfect addition, replacing some of the production left when Kevin Durant took his talent to Brooklyn.
Ingram stepped into superstardom this past season as No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson missed the first 44 games.
With Williamson’s absence, Ingram exploded averaging a career-high 24.3 points per game. He also notched 6.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists. While Durant’s numbers are a bit higher, they are comparable.
With Ingram’s improved three-point shooting, the mere 22-year-old is now totaling 2.4 threes per game on almost 40% from downtown. He’s truly evolved into one of the best up-and-coming players.
As aforementioned, the team would likely have to deal Wiggins and then potentially Green as well to free up the space. Nonetheless, Ingram may be worth such extravagant measures, allowing the team space to sign additional star power as well.