Brandon Ingram has real potential, All-Star or better kind of potential, but right now he’s a work in progress for Luke Walton in the Lakers.
Friday night Ingram took one step forward — he got his first professional buckets. There first came off an alley-oop from Marcelo Huertas for a dunk. The Laker bench loved that.
The second bucket came as he stepped into a transition three.
Ingram is going to come off the bench for the Lakers, at least to start the season, but what matters for him — and the entire Lakers young core — is growth this season. The people around the Lakers said they already see that from Ingram. It’s a start.