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Fantasy Update

Sep 14, 2017
Hoops Hype
When tasked with creating the prototypical modern NBA wing, you’d want the end result to look a lot like Brandon Ingram. With a 6-foot-11 frame (the North Carolina native reportedly grew two inches this summer), a 7-foot-3 wingspan, the dexterity to bring the ball down and the touch to spread the floor from deep, it’s no surprise Ingram went No. 2 overall in the 2016 NBA draft. As a rookie, his overall efficiency was lacking and multiple advanced metrics detested him (especially value over replacement player, which graded him as the sixth-least productive player in the NBA last year), and...
Silver Screen and Roll Sep 16, 2017
Lakers News: Brandon Ingram gushes about Lonzo Ball as a teammate

Lakers News: Brandon Ingram gushes about Lonzo Ball as a teammate

It sounds like the No. 2 picks are hitting it off. The Los Angeles Lakers have positioned their franchise to rest on the shoulders of Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball, their prized No. 2 picks in back-to-back drafts. The chemistry they build together means the world, and Ingram had nothing but great things to say about being Ball’s teammate in an expansive interview with Lakers reporter Mike Trudell. Ingram, along with Lakers assistant coach Brian Keefe, met with Trudell to discuss Ingram’s progression through the summer. There’s some fantastic information about the adjustments...
Silver Screen and Roll Sep 15, 2017
Ivica Zubac drains halfcourt shot, is obviously the Lakers stretch big man now

Ivica Zubac drains halfcourt shot, is obviously the Lakers stretch big man now

Get ‘em, Zu! While Brandon Ingram is simply refining the mechanic of his three-point shot, Ivica Zubac is striving to become the stretch big man the Los Angeles Lakers need. Who cares about three-point shooting when you can pull up from halfcourt and drain a four-pointer? Thanks to Reddit user SupaZT, we’ve gotten our first glimpse of the new and improved Zubac: Who needs Brook Lopez and his 134 made three-pointers when Zubac can do all that and more while wearing a camo shorts and a screen tee?
Silver Screen and Roll Sep 15, 2017
Lakers News: Brandon Ingram breaks down the major 3-point shooting form changes he’s made this offseason

Lakers News: Brandon Ingram breaks down the major 3-point shooting form changes he’s made this offseason

Ingram’s trying to follow a very similar path to Kevin Durant. Brandon Ingram may not have the hype of leading the Los Angeles Lakers back to contending that Lonzo Ball does, but his growth remains one of the biggest keys for the franchise to take a step forward. There’s no denying that versatile, lanky forwards that can defend, ball handle, run the floor, finish around the rim and play inside-out are all the rage. The veteran, established All-Star types like Kevin Durant, LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard helped pave the way for younger prospects like Giannis Antetokounmpo and Ingram....
Silver Screen and Roll Sep 14, 2017
Brandon Ingram posterizes fan on social media with savage tweet

Brandon Ingram posterizes fan on social media with savage tweet

Ingram with no regards for human life! It was a normal day on social media, and the Los Angeles Lakers decided to promote their charitable efforts on social media. The franchise is helping fight child hunger, as part of the No Kid Hungry initiative. Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope cut a quick 17 second promo to support the effort, which the Lakers then tweeted away: 1 in 6 kids in America struggles with hunger. Join @ZO2_ @B_Ingram13 & @CaldwellPope in the fight against child hunger #NoKidHungry pic.twitter.com/QxmHD0mAfH— Lakers Community (@LakersCommunity)...
Hoops Hype Sep 14, 2017
Why Brandon Ingram is poised for a breakout season with the Lakers

Why Brandon Ingram is poised for a breakout season with the Lakers

When tasked with creating the prototypical modern NBA wing, you’d want the end result to look a lot like Brandon Ingram. With a 6-foot-11 frame (the North Carolina native reportedly grew two inches this summer), a 7-foot-3 wingspan, the dexterity to bring the ball down and the touch to spread the floor from deep, it’s no surprise Ingram went No. 2 overall in the 2016 NBA draft. As a rookie, his overall efficiency was lacking and multiple advanced metrics detested him (especially value over replacement player, which graded him as the sixth-least productive player in the NBA last year), and...
Silver Screen and Roll Sep 12, 2017
Lakers Trade Rumors: Magic Johnson says ‘a lot of teams’ calling for Larry Nance, Jr. and Brandon Ingram

Lakers Trade Rumors: Magic Johnson says ‘a lot of teams’ calling for Larry Nance, Jr. and Brandon Ingram

The phone is ringing for these two in LA. The Los Angeles Lakers have held steadfast in their belief in Brandon Ingram when it comes to trade inquiries, but another piece of the core that’s garnering interest around the league is also on the no-go list for the purple and gold. President of basketball operations Magic Johnson joined ESPN’s First Take Tuesday morning, discussing what he envisions going forward for the franchise. As he was going down the Lakers’ roster, what he said once he arrived at Larry Nance, Jr. was certainly intriguing. “Our secret weapon is Larry Nance [Jr.],...
Hoops Hype Sep 7, 2017
Brandon Ingram is becoming a more vocal leader for the Lakers

Brandon Ingram is becoming a more vocal leader for the Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram is known for being relatively soft-spoken but according to teammates, that’s not always the case. Ingram, 20, is entering his second NBA season and one of the most tangible differences might be his leadership. Here is what rookie guard Lonzo Ball noticed about him (via Serena Winters): “He’s very vocal now, I didn’t think he talked that much, but he definitely talks a lot on the court.” It’s no surprise Ball assumed Ingram didn’t speak often. CBS Sports had described him as a “quiet, creative” basketball phenom. But in an article...
Lakers News: Brandon Ingram explains how he plans to get better on defense

Lakers News: Brandon Ingram explains how he plans to get better on defense

Expect Ingram to try and better utilize his length this season. The Los Angeles Lakers were the worst defensive team in the NBA last season while fielding their worst defense in franchise history, but the roster seems to be committed to changing that this year. Lakers big man Larry Nance, Jr. said the team’s defense won’t repeat as the league’s worst, and while sophomore forward Brandon Ingram wants to get better as a shooter and offensive player overall, he’s not forgetting about the other end of the floor. “I’m focused on ball-handling, running off screens, scoring in the...
Brandon Ingram has tweaked the form of his jumper, feels ‘more confident’

Brandon Ingram has tweaked the form of his jumper, feels ‘more confident’

If the tweaks work, it could be huge for the sophomore forward’s game. There are no two ways around it: Brandon Ingram was an awful shooter last year, literally one of the worst in the NBA. The then-19-year-old rookie averaged just 9.4 points on 40.2 percent shooting, which somehow understates how bad his shooting really was. Out of 454 players measured by NBA.com last year, Ingram’s effective field goal percentage (which takes into account the added value of free-throws and three-pointers) of 44.2 percent ranked 407th in the NBA. That is horrific, and Ingram likely would’ve improved...
Silver Screen and Roll Aug 31, 2017
Brandon Ingram wants to be the Lakers’ vocal leader

Brandon Ingram wants to be the Lakers’ vocal leader

The formerly soft-spoken forward is planning to make his voice heard this season. This is a little inside baseball, or I guess inside basketball, but for all of Brandon Ingram’s rookie season if a reporter wanted to get usable audio from an interview with him, they had to get their recorder as close to him as possible because of how soft spoken he was. Maybe he was more comfortable and louder with his teammates, and maybe he wasn’t, but whatever decibel he got to with them last season, he’s focused on increasing that in the Lakers’ upcoming campaign. “This offseason, I’m trying...
Silver Screen and Roll Aug 30, 2017
Lakers News: Larry Nance, Jr. has been working out non-stop on the beach this summer

Lakers News: Larry Nance, Jr. has been working out non-stop on the beach this summer

The third-year forward is getting ready to play the up-tempo style that Ball boy is going to bring to Los Angeles. Somewhat lost in all the hype about which players Lonzo Ball is going to help in his rookie year with the Los Angeles Lakers has been Larry Nance, Jr. There has been plenty of talk of the effects Ball’s infectious passing might have on players like Brandon Ingram, D’Angelo Russell and Julius Randle’s development, but seemingly forgotten about in all that has been how perfect Nance might be as a running mate for Ball in transition, flushing endless lobs and outlet passes...

Will Brandon Ingram break out or bust in Year 2?

Will Brandon Ingram break out or bust in Year 2?
Silver Screen and Roll Aug 25, 2017
Lakers News: Kevin Durant says people comparing Brandon Ingram to him is ‘flattering’

Lakers News: Kevin Durant says people comparing Brandon Ingram to him is ‘flattering’

He did caution against it, however. People have been comparing Los Angeles Lakers sophomore Brandon Ingram to Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant since before the former even entered the NBA. The reasons are obvious. Durant and Ingram are both long, skinny and smooth athletes who look like they can shoot over anyone, any time. Well, Durant actually can shoot and score over anyone whenever he wants, and he told Bill Simmons during an appearance on his podcast that’s why comparing Ingram to him is flattering, albeit unfair. “I appreciate it. Especially when it’s accurate....

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