July 6, 2016, 8:03 am
Brandon Ingram is embracing the prestige that comes with being a Laker.
“I saw where my locker was, and I definitely knew it was Kobe’s locker,” Ingram said. “I know [general manager] Mitch [Kupchak] told me I had some big shoes to fill when I came in here, but I liked it. I like the pressure that’s on me right now. It’s going to motivate me to do good things on the court. It’s all good pressure for me.” Ingram has showed humility and maturity throughout the draft and preseason process, and should continue to develop throughout the season. While his playing time will impact his rookie value in fantasy, Ingram should be an instant source of threes and steals in his first season.