Lakers’ Brandon Ingram sits second half, says knee issue “nothing too serious”

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Brandon Ingram has shown flashes of his potential through the first two Lakers’ games, coming off the bench with his fluid athleticism and quality handles.

But it was troubling when he sat out the second half of the Lakers’ loss at Utah with a sore right knee.

The good news is he should be good to go when the Lakers play on Sunday. The bad news is there may be some lingering issues. From Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News.

Ingram plans to practice on Saturday, and he “absolutely” felt confident he could play in Sunday’s game in Oklahoma City.

“It’s nothing too serious,” Ingram said. “It’s just a little tendinitis; nothing serious.”

Tendinitis is something that needs to be monitored and will require some rest during the season.

The Lakers are bringing Ingram along slowly; he’s coming off the bench behind Luol Deng, but trying to get him some run with D'Angelo Russell and the rest of the young Lakers’ core. The goal is for Ingram to grow, develop, and have his play demand more court time. This knee issue shouldn’t keep him from that.