According to National Basketball Association pundit Lunderg, the poor form of Ingram, Ball and the rest of the youngsters in recent weeks when they have been without James - who has been out with an injury since Christmas - could put their trade chances at risk.
The decision was egregious enough that even LeBron James questioned the call on Twitter.
"So it's trying to constantly find what that balance is between where we're at and taking the proper, patient steps to get the team up to where we need to be".
James has missed the last 11 games, and the Lakers have gone 4-7 in his absence.
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Brought into replace Ambati Rayudu, Jadhav made an immediate impact with his off-spinners, giving away only 35 runs from 6 overs. It was India's just second bilateral series Down Under after the 2016 series, which the hosts had won 4-1.
James has not been ruled out of the matchup with Golden State on Martin Luther King Jr.
For more sports coverage, visit the ABS-CBN Sports website. Westbrook did manage to make all three shots from the line to send the game to overtime - and Lakers fans were furious.
Davis is considered among the top three players in the league and is on the radar of many teams.
He only returned from his broken hand December 21, playing in three games in five days before getting hurt again.
"He does a lot of that when we're not here", Walton said when asked about the running James has been doing during his recovery process.
Indeed, Ball led all scorers in overtime with five points as the Lakers pounded the Thunder 16-6. The best-case scenario was three weeks, the worst-case was six weeks, and we're right on schedule. And he's not. You let him take that shot every time. Bring it every single night. Especially if they want to be a legitimate threat in the Western Conference in the near and distant future.