Lakers shut down Ball, Ingram for rest of season

Sherman Parsons
March 12, 2019

But further testing revealed Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) in his right arm, ruling him out for the remainder of the season. It's actually a sequel to last year, when 32-year-old G League mainstay Andre Ingram was signed by L.A. This year, the Lakers are bringing Ingram - now 33 - back for a five-game road trip through the Eastern Conference.

This season has had little to celebrate for Lakers fans, but at least a familiar face in one of the good guys of the organization should bring Lakers faithful something to cheer for at the end of this otherwise lost 2018-19 campaign. "And where we're at now, and not looking like he's close to being able to play yet, then, it's nearly getting to the point where the true value comes from, 'Let's get him as healthy as possible so he has however many months this summer to really expand and keep working on his game'". "All I'm going to say on him right now is that he's out for the rest of the season".

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During the first quarter of the Lakers' 120-107 loss to the Celtics amid a season filled with disappointment, ESPN broadcaster and former National Basketball Association coach Jeff Van Gundy suggested that the Lakers should end the "LeBron James experiment" and trade him. The Lakers recently shut down forward Brandon Ingram and guard Lonzo Ball. Along with that, the Laker is also dealing with a bone bruise.

The severity of the injury goes beyond basketball for B.I., but this comes at a bad time for the Lakers as well.

Information from ESPN's Dave McMenamin was used in this report.

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