1. Bradley Beal
Bradley Beal was not one of the players listed in our Ingram article. While Beal is a fantastic player, Ingram can land a bigger name than Beal and the Lakers would be settling if they made that move.
However, if the Washington Wizards were willing to accept a package headlined by Lonzo Ball, I would make that deal in a heartbeat if I was the Los Angeles Lakers.
The biggest caveat is the if the Wizards were willing to take Ball. Ball has a high ceiling and has a ton of trade value, no doubt, but it all depends if he can fit with John Wall.
The Wizards should be more persistent in trading Wall but that is going to be a very hard move to make. Wall’s massive extension kicks in after this season and no NBA team is going to want to pay, on average, over $42 million a year for a point guard outside of the top-five.
Even though Wall is an upgrade from Ball it would not be worth trading Ball for because of that contract and how he compares to his peers. However, Beal on the other hand, would more than be worth it for the Lakers.
The package would likely have to be something along the lines of Lonzo Ball, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk and a protected first for Beal.