Lakers' Brandon Ingram Has Reportedly Grown to 6'11" and Changed Shooting StrokeSeptember 12, 2017
The Los Angeles Lakers will hope Brandon Ingram figuratively grows during his second NBA season. According to Lakers beat reporter Mike Trudell, the 20-year-old literally grew during the offseason.
On ESPN LA's Thompson and Trudell show, Trudell said he believes Ingram—officially listed at 6'9" last season—has sprouted an inch or two.
"I think he's at least 6'10". He might be 6'11". ... I think he might be 6'11", if not 7 feet," Trudell said.
Ingram has not, however, been formally measured. It's also possible the listed 6'9" height sold him short.
According to Trudell, the 2016 No. 2 pick said he altered his shooting mechanics and improved his leg strength. Ingram made strides late last season and during the Las Vegas Summer League, and Trudell opined that the forward has since progressed.
"You're just going to have to take my word for it for now until you watch him play," Trudell said. "I think you're going to be very pleasantly surprised to see Brandon Ingram."