Just as has been reported would happen, the Lakers selected Brandon Ingram #2 overall in the NBA Draft. The 6’9″ Duke product can instantly be penciled in at SF and joins a lineup of other young Lakers and Luke Walton to be a key piece of the team’s future.
We’ve already discussed Ingram’s game plenty, so there’s no need to cover that ground again right now. We’ll have more up in the coming days about his fit, strengths and weaknesses, and what to expect for this upcoming year and beyond.
Now, though, is just a time to be happy. The Lakers have added a young, dynamic piece to an already intriguing core.
Beyond the quality of his game on the court, the kid seems to have a good head on his shoulders and shown to be of good character. If you haven’t seen it already, this video profile of his journey to Duke and heading into the draft is worth your time.
Welcome to the Lakers, Brandon Ingram.
— Duke Basketball (@dukeblueplanet) June 21, 2016