Lakers News: Luke Walton Believes Brandon Ingram Will Be ‘A Three-Point Shooter In This League’
Lakers Video: D’angelo Russell, Brandon Ingram Reiterate Luke Walton’s Excitement In Practice
Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Just when it looked like Los Angeles Lakers rookie Brandon Ingram had turned the corner, the lanky forward has seemingly regressed.

Ingram has shot an awful 2-25 over the last three games and has been held scoreless in back-to-back games. Some believe that Ingram may have hit the dreaded ‘rookie wall.’ All season long Ingram has struggled with his jump shot, which was supposed to be a place where he would shine even early in his career.

Head coach Luke Walton has spoken about Ingram losing his aggression, and Ingram noted that there were a couple of possessions in Thursday night’s game against where he just wasn’t ready to shoot via Bill Oram of the OC Register:

“I had a couple open shots that I thought I wasn’t ready for or I just didn’t shoot,” Ingram said.

Despite the current shooting issues and his slump, Walton still believes that Ingram will be a great shooter in this league:

“He’s a capable 3-point shooter,” the first-year coach said. “He’s going to be a 3-point shooter in this league, so he’s got to get his reps up. If he’s open, we need him to take them and hopefully make them.”

Ingram’s shooting issues are definitely cause for concern, but many players have struggled initially when making the jump from college to the NBA. Ingram eventually figuring things out and becoming a knockdown shooter could very easily happen.

More concerning for the Lakers and Ingram is the lack of aggression. Walton has said that one of the main reasons he plays Ingram at point guard is because it forces him to be involved in the offense and stay aggressive.

Ingram is very young and was always expected to be a project. It will take years for him to reach his true potential, but for the most part the flashes have been there. Walton has to hope that Ingram will soon begin showing those flashes again.

You May Also Like

Lakers News: Front Office Hints At Brandon Ingram Working Out With Kobe Bryant

The Los Angeles Lakers wrapped up the 2016-17 season on a high note in an other wise rebuilding season. While the young core continued…

Lakers News: Former NBA Commissioner David Stern Explains Why He Vetoed Chris Paul Trade

The NBA is always excelling when the top market teams, like the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics and New York Knicks, are succeeding…

Lakers Legend Kobe Bryant Nominated For Webby Award For Animation Video For Oscar-Winning ‘Dear Basketball’ Short Film

Former Los Angeles Lakers guard and future Hall-of-Famer Kobe Bryant added another achievement to his nearly…

Lakers News: Steve Nash Fully Intends To Come Back This Season

It was reported late last night that Los Angeles Lakers point guard…