Brandon Ingram took the reins as the starting point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers on February 2nd, as they were visiting the Brooklyn Nets. Tyler Ennis had just completed a particularly ineffectual stint in that role, prompting Luke Walton to insert Josh Hart into the lineup instead. Not only was Walton looking to improve upon Ennis’ production, he was also looking to catalyze Ingram, who had been drifting through the previous few games while recovering from an ankle sprain.
The results were some of the best offensive basketball of Ingram’s career, as he posted 19.6 points, 5.6 assists, 3.7 rebounds, and just 2.4 turnovers on 62.2 TS% in 34.3 minutes per game, leading the Lakers to a 4-3 record.
In this installment of Laker Film Room, I take a look at his improved pace, scorching 3-point shooting, stellar work in isolation, and how much of his progress can be counted on to continue once Lonzo Ball returns from injury.
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