Lakers News: Brandon Ingram To Seek Advice From Luol Deng
Lakers News: Brandon Ingram To Seek Advice From Luol Deng
Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Free agency is in full swing for the Los Angeles Lakers, and it has been highlighted by the acquisition of Timofey Mozgov and Luol Deng. The Lakers agreed to deals with the two veterans to provide the young Lakers locker room with maturity and experience.

The No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, Brandon Ingram, was officially introduced to the Lakers organization on Tuesday at the Lakers practice facility in El Segundo. Ingram is the youngest player on the Lakers roster as it stands today, so he intends on picking the brain of the veterans on the squad, via Lakers Nation reporter Serena Winters:

The Lakers organization faced plenty of criticism when they targeted Mozgov and Deng as their primary free agent options, but their veteran presence in the locker room could prove to have value. Brandon Ingram has the potential to become a superstar in the league someday, but that will not come without some guidance of a veteran who has been there before.

Luol Deng spent most of his career with the Chicago Bulls, and he was once almost traded to the Los Angeles for Kobe Bryant in 2007. The Lakers backed out of the trade and convinced Kobe to trust the process, and the rest is history.

Nine years later, the franchise has finally acquired Deng as a free agent, and although he may be at the end of his prime, he will serve as an excellent mentor to Ingram.

The future is bright for Los Angeles with their young, talented core, and the level of maturity that Ingram displayed in his introductory press conference makes the future look even more encouraging.

You May Also Like

Lakers News And Rumors Recap: Jordan Farmar Cleared To Play Today

The Lakers have been decimated by injuries to every player who has…

Lakers News: James Worthy Cracks Open ‘Shut Up Juice’ After Win

The 2013-14 NBA season has been rough to say the least for…

Lakers News: Kobe Bryant May Return In A Matter Of Days, Not Weeks

The return of Kobe Bryant for the Los Angeles Lakers has been…

Fantasy Basketball: Top Waiver Wire Pickups For Week 13

We here at Lakers Nation know that Fantasy Basketball is a huge…