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Report: Brandon Ingram to sit out the remainder of summer league

Brandon Ingram

Lakers forward and former second pick in the 2016 NBA Draft Brandon Ingram will not play in the rest of summer league. The young stud had an issue with cramping in his leg during Friday’s game against the Clippers.

The Lakers are very cautious with their young forward and will not risk an injury during summer league play. This will surely disappoint Lakers fans who sold out the whole day’s session of Las Vegas Summer League, wanting to see the young talent their team possesses.

Ingram had an okay season for the Los Angeles-based franchise. He has, at times, shown flashes of brilliant offensive play, showcased in the games against San Antonio in late February and against the Clippers in late March. All in all, the small forward averaged 9.4 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.1 assists per game. He shot 40.2 percent from the field and 29.4 percent from three, making close to one three-pointer per game.

The Lakers faithful still have a lot to look forward to in this year’s summer league action. The roster boasts many young players who might be the cornerstones of a future Lakers team. Other than Ingram, there is also the second pick of the 2017 NBA Draft, Lonzo Ball, who disappointed in his first game but will probably show his brilliance in games to come.

Other than those two, the Lakers have the young center Ivica Zubac and rookies Kyle Kuzma, Josh Hart and Thomas Bryant.