Brandon Ingram will play in the NBA’s summer league, by far the No. 1 reason to watch the Lakers in Las Vegas over the next week or so.
Reason No. 2 would be to gauge the development of D’Angelo Russell.
He was up and down as a rookie last season, losing his starting job after 20 games, getting it back after the All-Star break and then getting badly entangled in the surreptitious Nick Young video incident.
It’s been almost three months since the Lakers’ season ended. How will Russell look when summer league play begins Friday against New Orleans?
“I’ve been grinding,...