Los Angeles Lakers: Brandon Ingram’s 2017-2018 overall grade

NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 14: Brandon Ingram
NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 14: Brandon Ingram /
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While Brandon Ingram only played in 59 games this year, he had quite a few games to remember.

One of the teams the young blood played well against was Philadelphia. In the Lakers’ two contests against them, Ingram averaged 23.5 points, nine rebounds, and 4.5 assists.

On Dec. 7, he completely took the oxygen out of the building in Philly. In the closing seconds of the game, Ingram drained a go-ahead three-pointer. As a result, the Lakers earned the “W.”

Games such as this one signify that Ingram carries the potential to be the team’s future closer. It is one of the team’s more prominent weaknesses, but he could be a solution to their late-game woes.

Another highlight-filled game for the Lakers’ versatile ballplayer came on Nov. 29. The game was against powerhouse Golden State and a player he sometimes gets compared to in Kevin Durant.

In the contest, Ingram registered 32 points, a career-best mark. Moreover, he also gathered five rebounds and three assists. He put in extra effort on defense as well, accumulating two blocks and three steals.

Although L.A. narrowly lost this one, there is perhaps no better example than this one of Ingram’s immeasurable potential.

One more good game from Ingram came on Feb. 2 against Brooklyn. Because Lonzo Ball was out, he stepped in and became the Lakers’ main ball distributor. He was in the mood to share the sugar that day, tallying ten dimes. This is Ingram’s career high.

Additionally, he swished 16 points through the net and hauled down eight rebounds in his near triple-double effort.

This game is key to focus on because of the very first stat. Even though Ingram is a go-to guy to score the ball, games like this suggest he is not a one-trick pony. He clearly has a lot of tricks up his sleeve.

By and large, games such as these three all tell the same thing. Ingram is a very well-rounded ballplayer who is only going to get better. His noticeable aura of poise will certainly complement his skillset moving forward.