EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Andre Ingram, the feel-good story of last season's Los Angeles Lakers, will receive a second appearance in the NBA.
Lakers head coach Luke Walton confirmed that Ingram – who plays for the franchise's G-League affiliate, the South Bay Lakers – will join the team in Chicago. The Lakers, who play the cops on Tuesday, are understaffed; Brandon Ingram (deep venous thrombosis in the shoulder) and Lonzo Ball (ankle) will not return this season. Kyle Kuzma (ankle) has missed the last two games, but was fully in training on Monday, and the Lakers will see Kuzma before the Bulls game feel the G League and start a second run with the Lakers this week. Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
33-year-old Andre Ingram made headlines beyond the sporting world when he got his first opportunity to play in an NBA game in April last year after he won ten years in the NBA had played NBA Development League.
The G-League record holder for most career 3-pointers made a dream debut. After a touching video from the Lakers who signed him, Ingram made his first four shots, including three behind the 3-point bow, and ended 1
Ingram was even sung with MVP vocals and the shooter became a sensation overnight. In his only other NBA game on April 11, he scored five points in a 2-9 shooting against Clipper.
Ingram's upcoming assignment with the Lakers was first reported by the LA Sentinel.
said. He does not complain, he works hard no matter what, they talk to the G League coaches, and whenever he needs him, he's ready to play … He's given us the floor. "
"He struck down We have other guys who will take their chances," added Walton. "But if we have another game where we're missing and we need someone to tear down [shots] and clear that floor, then we're confident he can."