Lakers News: Latest on Brandon Ingram, Marcelo Huertas and More

July 9th, 2016 by Nate Loop Leave a reply »

Los Angeles Lakers fans finally caught a glimpse of what could be a glorious future when Brandon Ingram made his Las Vegas Summer League debut on Friday.

Ingram was sharp in the Lakers' 85-65 win over the New Orleans Pelicans, tallying 12 points, four rebounds, two blocks, one assist and a steal in 25 minutes of play. The No. 2 pick of the 2016 NBA draft wasn't the most impressive Laker on the night—that honor belonged to D'Angelo Russell, who picked up 20 points and 11 rebounds—but it was a satisfying debut nonetheless.

SportsCenter highlighted a key block from Ingram in the lane:

The 6'9" swingman's length and defensive ability were key reasons so many teams had him high on their draft boards. Offensively, Ingram looked good hitting a couple of jumpers. He praised his young teammate Russell after the game, per Lakers Nation's Serena Winters: 

Ingram wasn't the only rookie to impress on the night. Ivica Zubac, a 19-year-old Croatian and the No. 32 pick of this year's draft, contributed 11 points, five boards and three blocks in a solid defensive effort.

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