Lakers News: Latest on Brandon Ingram, Marcelo Huertas and More

Los Angeles Lakers fans finally caught a glimpse of what could be a glorious future when Brandon Ingram made his Las Vegas Summer League debut on Friday.

Ingram was sharp in the Lakers' 85-65 win over the New Orleans Pelicans, tallying 12 points, four rebounds, two blocks, one assist and a steal in 25 minutes of play. The No. 2 pick of the 2016 NBA draft wasn't the most impressive Laker on the night—that honor belonged to D'Angelo Russell, who picked up 20 points and 11 rebounds—but it was a satisfying debut nonetheless.

SportsCenter highlighted a key block from Ingram in the lane:

The 6'9" swingman's length and defensive ability were key reasons so many teams had him high on their draft boards. Offensively, Ingram looked good hitting a couple of jumpers. He praised his young teammate Russell after the game, per Lakers Nation's Serena Winters: 

Ingram wasn't the only rookie to impress on the night. Ivica Zubac, a 19-year-old Croatian and the No. 32 pick of this year's draft, contributed 11 points, five boards and three blocks in a solid defensive effort.

As the franchise's highest-profile draft pick of the past few years, Ingram has Lakers fans hoping he can develop into a bona fide star and help lead the team in a post-Kobe Bryant era. 

The next time to catch Ingram and the rest of the Lakers' summer-league roster is Saturday, when the purple and gold play 2016 No. 1 pick Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN 2.

The Lakers didn't manage to land any top-tier free agents this summer despite having ample cap space and a desirable location, so it will be up to the young guns like Ingram, Russell and Julius Randle to fire up the fanbase and lift the Lakers out of the doldrums of the past few seasons. 

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