湖人对布兰登·英格拉姆还能抱有希望吗?

发布:STOKES 时间:2018-11-30 20:51 阅读:402 点击收藏

作者:Addam Goldman
译者:LamY
校对:Lincoln&FangSir

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由于这赛季的表现,洛杉矶湖人队的前锋布兰登·英格拉姆伤透了一部分人的心,但他们目前仍不应该放弃这位NBA的三年级生。

整个夏天,洛杉矶湖人的运营总裁魔术师约翰逊和球队总经理罗勃·佩林卡不停地吹捧着布兰登·英格拉姆。

湖人管理层开始传出这样的话“布兰登是湖人唯一不会被交易的球员”,又或者是“英格拉姆今年将成为全明星球员。”

与此同时,英格拉姆的训练营发布他在夏季的训练视频。在视频中,英格拉姆同时运着两个球(一大一小),又或者是他的训练师用一个大的黑色垫子给他压力,他要顶住并转身跳投。

此后,几乎所有舆论都开始说英格拉姆在今年会拿到进步最快球员,或者是成为全明星。

我承认我相信外界的宣传,也选择站队布兰登·英格拉姆。我告诉我所有的朋友,英格拉姆这赛季将要成为全明星,他肯定能够场均得到20分、5次助攻、5个篮板、1.5次抢断和1.5次盖帽。

然而外界对英格拉姆的猜测都错了,当然也包括我——他今年还是不会成为全明星。这个赛季过了1/4,他场均只有15.8分、4.6个篮板、2.1次助攻、0.73个抢断和0.67个盖帽。至少对我来说,布兰登在场上的表现让我不知道该如何评价。

每当湖人比赛时,你会发现我是很诅丧地抓住我的椅子。我一直在思考,为什么拥有着7尺3寸臂展的优势,却只能拿到这么少的篮板和如此少的封盖。

英格拉姆是害怕抢多一个篮板会弄伤他的手指吗?还是他担心伸手封盖某人的投篮会扭伤他的手腕?我真的不明白为什么他的防守效率值会如此低。

不幸的是,英格拉姆不仅是防守数据下降,他所有的高阶数据都比去年有所下降:

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英格拉姆的几乎所有普通数据也比去年有所下降:

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这么说来,湖人的球迷是不是可以放弃布兰登·英格拉姆?不,布兰登·英格拉姆依旧可期。

让我们来看看三个球员,他们在NBA的第3个赛季并没有给人留下深刻的印象,但是在NBA的第4个赛季却成为了全明星。

詹姆斯·哈登:

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在哈登的第三个赛季,他的数据和现在英格拉姆的数据很相似,但他的数据在第四个赛季突飞猛进,并在这一年成为全明星球员。

很显然,由于哈登在第四个赛季开始前被交易到休斯顿火箭,使得这一切也许有解释的余地。和火箭的交易让哈登的数据爆发,但是即使他留在雷霆,他也会在第四个赛季得到全明星的数据。

吉米·巴特勒:

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巴特勒在第三赛季的很多项数据都要比英格拉姆的差。巴特勒在他的第四个赛季中在每一项数据上都有很大的进步。我想在巴特勒的第三赛季之后,事情发生了转机。

德雷蒙德·格林:

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格林是一个很特别,和英格拉姆很不同的球员。但即使是德雷蒙德也需要四个赛季来提升他的投篮命中率和场均助攻数据,也是到了第四个赛季,他方方面面的比赛数据才正常起来。

英格拉姆和哈登、巴特勒、格林一样有天赋,但他比第三个赛季时的他们都要年轻。如果英格拉姆继续在训练馆投入更多的时间,如果他继续比其他湖人球员更努力地训练,毫无疑问,他一定可以成为全明星。

原文:

Los Angeles Lakers: Is there hope for Brandon Ingram?

Addam Goldman

Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram has disappointed some people thus far this season, but they should not yet give up on the third-year player.

Over the summer, Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations, Magic Johnson, and general manager, Rob Pelinka hyped up Brandon Ingram beyond belief.

The Lakers front office started saying things like, “Brandon’s the only Lakers player who’s untouchable,” or “Ingram’s going to be an all-star this year.”

Then, Ingram’s camp released his summer training videos, which showed Ingram dribbling two balls, (one small and one big) at the same time. Or Ingram nailing turnaround jumpers while his trainer pushed him with a big black pad.

After that, almost all of the talking heads started claiming Ingram would win the Most Improved Player Award or he’d be an All-Star this year.

I’ll admit I believed the hype and I jumped on the Brandon Ingram train. I told all of my friends that Ingram was going to be an All-Star this season and that he’d definitely average 20 points, five assists, five rebounds, 1.5 steals, and 1.5 blocks per game.

The talking heads were wrong about Ingram and so was I. He’s not going to be an All-Star this year. Through the first quarter of the season, he’s averaging: 15.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.73 steals, and 0.67 blocks per game. The way Brandon’s gone about things on the court has left me puzzled, to say the least.

During Lakers games I find myself gripping my chair out of frustration as I ponder the reasons why a guy who has a 7-foot 3-inch wingspan can pull down so few rebounds or get so few blocks.
Is Ingram scared he’s going to jam a finger if he goes for a rebound? Is he worried that if he sticks out one of his arms and actually blocks somebody’s shot he’ll sprain his wrist? I really don’t understand how his defensive numbers are so low.

Unfortunately, it’s not just Ingram’s defensive stats that are bad. All of Ingram’s advanced stats are down from last year:

Almost all of Ingram’s traditional stats are also down from last year as well:

Should Lakers fans give up on Brandon Ingram? NO. There is hope for Brandon Ingram.

Let’s take a look at three players who didn’t exactly impress during their 3rd year seasons but, became All-Stars during their 4th seasons in the NBA.

James Harden:

During Harden’s 3rd season in the league, he put up similar stats to what Ingram is posting now, but Harden’s numbers jumped across the board during his 4th season and he became an All-Star.

Obviously, Harden’s situation has one extenuating circumstance; he was traded to Houston before his 4th NBA season began. The trade to Houston helped boost Harden’s numbers, but even if he had stayed in OKC, he would have put up All-Star numbers during his 4th season.

Jimmy Butler:

Many of Butler’s stats during his 3rd season were actually worse than Ingram’s current numbers. Butler made massive improvements in every one of his stats during his 4th season. I guess after Butler’s 3rd season something clicked.

Draymond Green:

Green is a special player and much different than Ingram, but even Draymond needed four seasons in the NBA to raise up his shooting numbers and his per game assists. It wasn’t until Green’s 4th season that every facet of his game started to work full throttle.

Ingram is just as talented as Harden, Butler, and Green, but he is younger than all of them were during their 3rd seasons. If Ingram continues to put in time at the gym and if he keeps on working harder than every other Lakers player, there’s no doubt that he can become an All-Star.

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