Brandon Ingram says “nothing was forced” after All-Star weekend

Mar 1, 2019; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram (14) dribbles the ball as Milwaukee Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe (6) defends during the first quarter at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Brandon Ingram was on a great run post-All-Star weekend before a Deep Venous Thrombosis diagnosis sidelined him. He was averaging 28 points per game and really started to hit his stride. It was tough for him to be sitting on the bench, but he already has himself in the right mindset.

The Lakers roster changed so much in the last year, so there were always going to be some challenges with figuring out how the team would mesh together. Ingram decided that instead of trying to fit into a specific role on the team, he would go out and do what he does best.

Due to his season being cut short, there’s a lot of work that needs to be done in the offseason to get ready for next season. Ingram is still recovering from the surgery he had, but the people he surrounded himself with helped him through it and he’s remained positive about getting back into the gym.

Lakers fans have seen his potential and he still has a lot of room for development. Hopefully, this is just a temporary set back and doesn’t become something that ends his playing career since they were able to catch it early and take the necessary steps to make sure he’s healthy going into the next season.

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