Ingram to Sit Remainder of Summer League

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Rondo, recently waived by the Chicago Bulls, could be willing to sign the one-year deal the Lakers are offering players this year.

Ball wasn't good, but was far from that bad.He had a few good flashes. However, behind the scoring of Brandon Ingram, the Lakers were able to stay in the game by forcing overtime at the end of regulation.

Officially, Ball was credited with five assists Friday night.

It was the first game of his professional career and it was on national television.

Part of the hypercriticism of Ball is fueled by the rookie's predetermined image because of his father's antics.

Remember thatLonzo Ball is a playmaker playing with a roster of unfamiliar faces.

It obviously didn't hurt Ball's draft stock. It's easy to play with him. "Tough game. We didn't get the job done". In the Lakers' 96-93 loss to the Clippers on Friday at Thomas & Mack Center, Ball was held to five points, while shooting 2 for 15 from the field (1 for 11 from 3-point range). Those numbers will go up as he starts to understand where other Lakers want the ball.

But this has happened before in his first experience with new teammates.

Putting all of the attention of his father LaVar aside, Lonzo Ball is projected to be a franchise-altering National Basketball Association player.

"His passing was incredible", said Jud Buechler, the Lakers' Summer League coach. Despite that, Ball still had a chance to put the Lakers ahead in the final minute of the fourth quarter but missed a layup then clanked a pair of 3-pointers that would have tied the game. He went on to become the No. 2 pick in the draft. Matching up primarily against free agent Kendall Marshall, a crafty veteran with four years of National Basketball Association experience who wasn't known for his quickness before suffering a torn ACL in 2015, Ball struggled to keep the opposing point guard in front of him.

He was also a little slow to react on defense, including when Brice Johnson made a quick spin past him for a dunk. It was an ugly play. Johnson caught the ball on the baseline and backed Ball toward the rim.

One thing that LaVar has been adamant about is the fact that he believes Lonzo will lead the Lakers back to the playoffs in his first year. You can see the ball in his hands. I missed a lot of shots. Looks like an average viewing of a rookie's lowlights tape.

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