Jeff Van Gundy thinks Lakers should consider trading LeBron

Jeff Van Gundy thinks Lakers should consider trading LeBron

With injuries hindering their postseason chances since Christmas, the Los Angeles Lakers received the final injury blow with Brandon Ingram's deep venous thrombosis (DVT) diagnosis that will keep him from playing the rest of the season.

Ingram played a pair of games for the Lakers past year, racking up 32 minutes per game and 12 points per game on 47 percent shooting (not to mention 56 percent shooting from deep).

Ball hasn't played since January 19, and Walton said Friday that the point guard is "not close" to returning despite an initial diagnosis of his injury suggesting he would be back by now.

Ingram, who initially made headlines when he received his first National Basketball Association call-up after playing most of his career in the minor leagues, will return to Los Angeles for a second stint with the team after spending the season with G League affiliate South Bay Lakers.

On Thursday, coach Luke Walton said Ingram was experiencing pain whenever he lifted his right arm. Ingram is not even surrounded by floor-spacers, but still gets his shot off and gets to the rim.

Blood clots have affected several prominent athletes including Chris Bosh and Serena Williams in recent years.

On Saturday while the Lakers were in the process of losing to the Celtics, ESPN's Jeff Van Gundy floated the idea that LA should go so far as to trade James.

Should absolutely everything be considered to make the Lakers a better team? Along with that, the Laker is also dealing with a bone bruise. He seemed to turn a corner with his confidence, and this serious medical issue comes at the worst time for him. The 21-year-old has missed the past two games. A year ago he dealt with a knee injury and was unable to get much work done during the offseason.

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