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L.A. Sentinel Reports: Lakers Sign 33-Year-Old Andre Ingram to a 10-Day Contract
By Lauren A. Jones, Contributing Writer
Published March 14, 2019

Los Angeles Lakers guard Andre Ingram, left, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers guard Sindarius Thornwell defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Los Angeles Lakers signed 33-year-old Andre Ingram from the team’s G-League affiliate, South Bay Lakers, on a 10-day contact Monday. The L.A. Sentinel broke the news early Monday that Ingram would join the Lakers on their upcoming five game road trip in a tweet crafted by Lauren A. Jones.

In a sequel to one of the best NBA storylines last season, Ingram will once more join a team that has been decimated by injuries. With Brandon Ingram (blood clot in arm) and Lonzo Ball (ankle sprain) sidelined for the remainder of the season and LeBron James on minutes restrictions, the Lakers need a player who can come in and make an immediate impact. Though Kyle Kuzma (ankle) fully participated in practice on Monday, he missed the last two games.

Ingram, a 6-foot-3 guard, is known for his shooting ability. He holds the G-League’s record for the all-time leader in three-point baskets. The Lakers who have been devoid of any pure shooters this season before the arrival of Reggie Bullock, could use Ingram’s shooting efficiency in the team’s last roster spot vacancy.

Last season when Ingram joined the Lakers as a 32-year-old rookie, he dropped 19 points in his NBA debut. Over the course of his two games played with the Lakers, he averaged 12 points.

This season, Ingram became the G-League’s all-time leader in games played since joining the league in 2007. He averaged 8.6 points and 2.6 rebounds in 35 games for the South Bay Lakers.

The Lakers have not won a single game this month, having dropped five straight since the beginning of  March. Ingram’s five-game stint commenced Tuesday night with a game against the Chicago Bulls and will also include the Raptors, Pistons, Knicks, and Bucks.

“I love his attitude,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “He doesn’t complain, he works hard no matter what. You talk to the G-League coaches, whenever they need him, he’s ready to play. … He spaced the floor for us.”

 

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