Struggling is one thing but impacting games is another. It's simply about stats with him either. The Lakers NEED to hit on these guys. I've said it before during all the Giannis/KD hype. He simply just doesnt have the tools they have. I think Ingram's best bet is being a really good versatile role player. He's more Andre Iguodola than Giannis. He's simply just not athletic enough for those ceilings IMO. I dont think it's an effort thing with him at all. I just don't he's as good as we want or even NEED to be.
He's avg 15/5/3 but I think alot of his scoring is hella forced. He just doesnt have a go to guy scoring ability and no amount of experience will likely change that.
I don’t think it’s effort, I think it’s growing pains. He’s shown flashes and he’s scoring efficiently
Also people forget that Giannis was mostly a raw struggling player for 2 years who had some highlight plays but for the most part didn’t score well at all and that was with full minutes
James harden struggled as well quite a bit until his 3rd year
Again I’m not saying it’s guaranteed Ingram will become that kind of player
I’m saying he’s improved a ton from last year and at this point that’s a solid sign. He could be showing more but he could be showing less