Ingram's third season in the league saw him take a step forward playing alongside new teammate LeBron James. He averaged a career-high 18.3 points per game and improved his field goal percentage to .497 on the season. Ingram then recorded his first double-double of the season against the Thunder on Jan. 2 by posting 17 points and 11 rebounds. He followed that up with another impressive outing against the Thunder during the next encounter, as he set a new career-high for assists in a game with 11. He notched another career-best by scoring 36 points against the 76ers on Jan. 29 while also adding five boards and five assists. Ingram scored 21 points while recording nine assists, seven boards, and two blocks on Dec. 30 versus the Kings. His season ended early on Mar. 9 when he was ruled out with deep-vein thrombosis. Despite the early conclusion, he finished with a career-high 950 points on the season. Ingram ended his season on a tear by dropping at least 20 points in each of his final seven games. This included a 32-point, six-rebound, four-assist game against Memphis on Feb. 25 and a 31-point, eight-rebound effort against Milwaukee on Mar. 1.2017
Buoyed by an expanded role in which he played 33.5 minutes and started all 59 games in which he played, Ingram took a significant step forward for the Lakers in his sophomore season. To the surprise of no one, the more the former second-overall pick played, the more he produced. In fact, he finished with career-best marks across the board. Ingram averaged 16.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.9 assists per contest. He added a 1.5 steals-plus-blocks per contest for good measure. On Oct. 25, Ingram registered his first career double-double with 19 points, 10 rebounds and three dimes in a home win over the Wizards. For the season, Ingram recorded six double-doubles. On Nov. 29, Ingram scored a career-high 32 points, plus added three steals and two blocks, during a home loss to the Warriors. The lengthy forward posted 20 or more points on 16 different occasions, finished with double-digits in rebounds five separate times, and logged a 10-assist game in a tight win over Brooklyn on Feb. 2. While Ingram's increased production was useful, it was his improved efficiency that was most impressive. The Duke product saw his true shooting percentage rise from 47.4 as a rookie to 53.6 percent in 2017-18. That number was aided by two factors. Ingram shot nearly 10 percentage points better from downtown (39.0 percent) compared to his rookie season and shot six percentage points better (68.1 percent) from the foul line. In early March, Ingram was diagnosed with a strained left groin muscle and missed 12 straight games. He returned for two contests at the end of the month, but then suffered a concussion that forced Ingram to miss LA's last seven games.2016
The Los Angeles Lakers selected Ingram with the second overall pick of the 2016 NBA Draft. The Duke product immediately became in integral part of LA's rotation. He appeared in 79 games for the Lakers, with 40 starts, and averaged 28.8 minutes per contest. Ingram made his NBA debut on opening night, Oct. 26, with nine points and three rebounds during a home win over the Rockets. He received his first NBA start on Nov. 23 and generated 16 points, three boards, one assist and two three-pointers during a loss at Golden State. On Dec. 17, Ingram flirted with a triple-double via nine points, a season-high 10 rebounds and nine assists during a loss at Cleveland. On Jan. 6, Ingram had arguably his best game during a big win at home over the Heat. The lengthy forward posted 17 points (on 6-of-9 shooting), six boards and four dimes over 28 minutes. On Feb. 26, Ingram turned in a season-high 22 points during a home loss to the Spurs. For the year, the rookie produced 9.4 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.7 three-pointers, 0.6 steals and 0.5 blocks per NBA contest. Those numbers helped Ingram earn membership to the 2016-17 All-Rookie Second Team.
June 23, 2016Drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 2016 NBA Draft.
August 23, 2016Signed a multi-year rookie contract with the Los Angeles Lakers
July 6, 2019As part of a 3-team trade, traded by the Los Angeles Lakers with Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, De'Andre Hunter, cash, a 2021 1st round draft pick, a 2023 1st round draft pick and a 2024 1st round draft pick to the New Orleans Pelicans; the Lakers traded Isaac Bonga, Jemerrio Jones, Moritz Wagner and a 2022 2nd round draft pick to the Washington Wizards; the Pelicans traded Anthony Davis to the Lakers; and the Wizards traded cash to the Pelicans.