News of Ingram's diagnosis comes in the wake of another reversal: that of Lonzo Ball's injury status. n all likelihood, Lonzo will suffer the same fate as Ingram, over the middling bone bruise that's kept him out since January.
Earlier in the week, coach Walton told the press that Ingram was dealing with pain every time he raised his right arm.
Ball wasn't the only Laker that was ruled out for the rest of the season on Saturday.
It looked at one point like the Warriors again would have to overcome a LeBron-led squad in pursuit of a title, but Golden State only will play Los Angeles once more on April 4. Both were second overall picks by the Lakers, Ingram in 2016 and Ball in 2017.
With Ball and Ingram now out and James on a minutes restriction, there is a lot of playing time available.
Will Zion Williamson play against North Carolina?
Barrett finished with 28 points, five rebounds, and four assists. "With or without Zion, we can't do that", Krzyzewski said. North Carolina took home a significant win at Duke earlier this season, but there was a major caveat to the victory.
"Just having that break, being able to reassess and come back really, really highly motivated, I think it's going to be big for him", Love said.
First, it was Brandon Ingram.
Chris Bosh famously had his career ended by blood clotting issues.
So where do the Lakers and their star go from here? He suffered the Grade 3 sprain at Houston on January 19, then he had a bone bruise that slowed his recovery.
The Lakers are reportedly signing 33-year-old guard Andre Ingram to a 10-day contract, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania. Past year he dealt with a knee injury and was unable to get much work done during the offseason. Once Ball is given medical clearance to resume basketball activities, he can start preparing for his first fully healthy NBA offseason.