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Lakers' Brandon Ingram already making his mark on defense

Lakers' Brandon Ingram already making his mark on defense

After Tuesday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets, Lakers Coach Luke Walton said he thinks Brandon Ingram is almost to the point where he’s a lock-down defender. That’s not a phrase Ingram ever thought would fit him.

“I guess that’s something I didn’t focus on coming through high school and college,” Ingram said. “I’ve seen it’s very important.”

Walton began driving home Ingram’s defensive potential as early as during Ingram’s pre-draft workout with the Lakers. That was really all Ingram needed to start to buy into wanting to improve his defense. Since the Lakers...

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