Brandon Ingram
Brandon Ingram
21-Year-Old ForwardF
Los Angeles Lakers
Out
Injury Shoulder
Est. Return 7/1/2019
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Injuries limited Ingram to 59 games last season, his second year in the league, though he started each one and averaged 33.5 minutes. Due to a boost in workload over his rookie campaign, Ingram set career highs nearly across the board, registering 16.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.9 assists and a combined 1.5 steals/blocks per contest. He also dramatically improved his efficiency, bumping his true shooting percentage up from 47.4 to 53.6. This season, the former second overall pick will probably be asked to handle the ball less, as LeBron James joined the team over the summer. However, Ingram should still see see 30-plus minutes on a regular basis, and may benefit from LeBron’s presence by getting cleaner looks, especially from beyond the arc. Considering he tied with Kyle Kuzma and Julius Randle (no longer on the team) for the most points per game (16.1), it’s feasible Ingram could take over as the team’s second option in 2018-19. That possibility gives him significant upside in Fantasy. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $10.8 million contract with the Lakers in August of 2016. Lakers exercised $5.76 million team option for 2018-19 in October of 2017. Lakers exercised $7.27 million team option for 2019-20 in October of 2018.
Undergoes successful surgery
FLos Angeles Lakers
Shoulder
March 16, 2019
Ingram underwent a successful surgery Saturday and is expected to be ready to start the 2019-2020 season.
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Ingram had thoracic outlet decompression surgery on his right arm to prevent blood clots from forming in his right arm. The news that Ingram will presumably be healthy for the beginning of the next season is a relief for the Lakers, who were anxious about the ramifications of his diagnosis. There's a chance that Ingram will still be dealt for another star over the summer, but either way the successful surgery improves the third-year forward's odds of returning to the strong form he was showcasing prior to suffering the injury.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2016
After the 76ers took Ben Simmons with the No. 1 overall pick in last June’s draft, it was an easy decision for the Lakers to select Ingram, a 6-foot-9 swingman who some talent evaluators actually preferred in the pre-draft process due to his superhuman length (7-foot-3 wingspan) and smooth outside shot. The rebuilding Lakers had the luxury of easing Ingram into NBA life by bringing him off the bench behind veteran Luol Deng initially, but when the team was quickly removed from playoff consideration, coach Luke Walton turned the rookie loose. While Ingram occasionally demonstrated flashes of excellence, on the whole, he was about as raw as one would expect a 19-year-old to be. Ingram averaged 9.4 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 28.8 minutes per game in 79 appearances and shot poorly from the field (40.2 percent), 3-point range (29.4 percent) and charity stripe (62.1 percent). It was a far cry from the efficiency he demonstrated during his sole season at Duke, and suggests that the NBA learning curve may be steeper than expected for Ingram, in spite of his impressive physical tools. If there’s a positive takeaway, it’s that Ingram improved as the season wore on, turning in 13.2 points (on 47.5 percent shooting) after the All-Star break. With the benefit of another NBA training camp and a full offseason to add strength to his lithe frame, Ingram should build on his strong second half and hold down a 30-plus-minute role throughout 2017-18 as the Lakers’ projected starting small forward. A full-on breakout may not be in the cards for Ingram, but incremental improvements in most statistical categories can probably be expected. That may be enough for Ingram to justify his price in Fantasy drafts and auctions.
Expectations are sky high for Ingram, the No. 2 overall pick in the draft, who will be tasked with leading a rebuild of one of the league’s proudest franchises. In the long term, Ingram projects as a devastating wing scorer, pairing prototypical athleticism and length with above-average ball-handling skills for a 6-foot-9 player. How ready he’ll be to contribute as a rookie, however, remains to be seen. The biggest question mark with Ingram has always been his rail-thin, 190-pound frame and how it will hold up to the rigors of the NBA. While there’s no question he’ll need to add weight as his career progresses, Ingram, at age 19, is comfortable operating on the perimeter off the dribble and crafty enough around the rim to ease any major concerns. He’ll likely struggle with shooting efficiency, as most rookies do, but should still provide adequate scoring and rebounding numbers. Ingram showed flashes of playmaking ability off the dribble during his lone season at Duke, but that area of his game still needs work, so he’s unlikely to be a strong source of assists as a rookie.
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Out for season
FLos Angeles Lakers
Shoulder
March 9, 2019
Ingram has been diagnosed with Deep Venous Thrombosis in his arm and is out for the remainder of the season.
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Questionable Saturday
FLos Angeles Lakers
Shoulder
March 8, 2019
Ingram (shoulder) is questionable for Saturday's contest against the Celtics, Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register reports.
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Ruled out Wednesday
FLos Angeles Lakers
Shoulder
March 6, 2019
Ingram (shoulder) won't play in Wednesday's game against the Nuggets, Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register reports.
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Deemed questionable
FLos Angeles Lakers
Shoulder
March 5, 2019
Ingram (shoulder) is considered questionable for Wednesday's matchup against the Nuggets.
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Not available for practice
FLos Angeles Lakers
Shoulder
March 5, 2019
Ingram (shoulder) failed to participate in Tuesday's practice, Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official site reports.
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