The offseason training has begun for several of the Los Angeles Lakers. We saw footage of Julius Randle already working on his game and now there is a video of Brandon Ingram in the gym as well. This summer, Ingram will be working with skills trainer Micah Lancaster, who most recently worked with Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo last summer.
After working with Lancaster, Oladipo had the best season of his career on his way to an All-Star bid and a likely Most Improved Player award. Ingram will be looking to replicate what Oladipo was able to do last year by taking another jump similar to what we saw from him in year two.
(h/t to LakerFilmRoom for finding the video)
Ingram was one of the team’s best players last season where he looked like a completely different player than what we saw in his rookie season. After struggling for the majority of his rookie year, Ingram found himself atop the Lakers in scoring at 16.1 points per game while shooting an efficient 47 percent from the field and 39 percent from deep, albeit on just under two attempts per game.
Magic Johnson stressed in the team’s exit interviews that this would be the most important summer of Ingram’s life and it seems as if the 20-year old is looking to answer that call. Working with someone like Lancaster, who has worked with All-Star guards like Oladipo and Kyrie Irving, we might see Ingram take his on-ball skills to another level in year three.