Update: Brandon Ingram has signed his rookie contract. Basketball Insiders’ Eric Pincus drew up the unofficial terms of Ingram’s deal.
Unofficial numbers (but accurate) – Brandon Ingram’s contract come in at $23.8 mil – $5.28 mil for the coming season
— Eric Pincus (@EricPincus) August 23, 2016
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With the second pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Lakers select…Brandon Ingram from Duke University. When it came to signing the second-overall pick, the Lakers waited until the virtually last second. According to The Vertical’s Shams Charania, he will *officially* be a Laker on Tuesday.
Wait is over for Brandon Ingram: The Los Angeles Lakers will sign the No. 2 overall pick on Tuesday, sources tell The Vertical.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 23, 2016
We just had to wait for Yi’s signing to become official.
All jokes aside, Ingram is a welcomed addition to the Lakers. Adding length, shooting, and basketball intangibles, Ingram will be a big part of the Lakers’ grand scheme moving forward.
Having already gone through Summer League ball and the U.S.A. Basketball practices as a member of their Select Team without signing, Ingram will finally ink his name on the dotted line, officially becoming a Los Angeles Laker.
Ingram will wear #14, but he’s already (rightfully) #1 in some fans’ hearts.