How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed “How good Julius Randle is,” Ingram said. “I watch every night. If he gets the basketball, how strong he is and some of the baskets he makes going to the basket and seeing that no one can really stop him. You know exactly what he’s going to do but no one (is) going to stop him.”Ingram said he has also been struck by how good Kyle Kuzma has been defensively.“A lot of guys are just stepping up and over the few months … some guys are really, really good,” he said.Being injured hasn’t been all positive, of course – and not just for the obvious reasons.Ingram said he has spent his unwelcome free time with his family, which has been good, and shopping, which has had some drawbacks.“I’m always going for clothes, I’m a little fashion guy,” I think I need to get back to basketball, I’m … overspending a little bit.”RING A DENGLuol Deng has played 13 minutes this season and has not appeared in a game since opening night. The likelihood of him ever again suiting up for the Lakers is remote.However, injuries left the Lakers so depleted on the perimeter in recent days that Walton said the team actually revisited the possibility of putting Deng back in the rotation.Related Articles “We’ve discussed it,” Walton said, adding that conversations involved “multiple people, but we decided it was best to keep it where we’ve been at.”Walton said that Deng was part of the discussions and that he agreed with the plan.Deng’s status remains one of the most peculiar sagas of the season. He is less than two years removed from signing a four-year, $72 million contract with the Lakers. Last season, he was phased out of the rotation due to the emergence of Brandon Ingram.The 32-year-old has insisted throughout this season that he intends to continue his career elsewhere, but for now is stuck. The Lakers either need to buy out the remainder of his contract or find a trade partner. The latter has proven so difficult that Magic Johnson laughed at the notion following the trade deadline.The most likely scenario involves the Lakers waiving Deng under the NBA’s stretch provision when they need the cap relief. Doing so next summer would allow them to take the cap hit of his remaining $36 million over five seasons. Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error EL SEGUNDO – Watching the final play unfold from the end of the bench a court-length away from the action, Brandon Ingram couldn’t help but imagine himself with the ball in his hands Friday against the Miami Heat.It was a new perspective for the second-year Lakers forward. In other tight games this season, when the Lakers have needed a game-winner, the play has been drawn up for him. On Friday, it was designed to go to Julius Randle before ending up in the hands of Isaiah Thomas, whose arcing 14-footer was short.“I think actually sitting there and watching I actually gained confidence and seeing I can make that play at the end of the game,” Ingram said. “I think in that situation you get to read it better on the bench. I think I got to read it better. I like knowing what spot to get to.”The viewing experience left him little doubt what would have transpired were he not sidelined for the eighth straight game with a strained left groin. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“I would have shot the ball,” he said following Saturday’s practice. “I would have shot the basketball. Make or miss I would have had the confidence to shoot the shot.”Ingram is likely still several days away from returning to the court for the Lakers. He is expected to be out Monday at Indiana, but with a practice scheduled two days later in New Orleans, could theoretically target March 22 against the Pelicans.“I wouldn’t be surprised if he plays on the road trip,” Coach Luke Walton said. “He is feeling much better he says. But we are going to keep being patient with him and make sure that he goes through all the proper channels before we throw him back out there.”In the meantime, Ingram continues watching – a limitation that has proven helpful he said. He has learned things from the sideline.Among the biggest?
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