Jose Calderon

Brandon Ingram steps up, and Lakers think they'll see more progress from the rookie

Brandon Ingram steps up, and Lakers think they'll see more progress from the rookie

For one half of a game Sunday afternoon, the Lakers saw signs of what they want to see more often from their first-round pick, Brandon Ingram.

They saw an aggression with which Ingram doesn’t always play.

“Sometimes I shy away from it a little bit,” Ingram said. “[Sunday night] I did a good job.”

Ingram had his first career 20-point game Sunday against the San Antonio Spurs. His 22 points and 10 field goals were both career highs. He hasn’t been the type of player to take over games at any point this season, but that doesn’t worry the Lakers. As his coaches work on his physicality, the proper way to take contact and an attacking mentality, they...

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