Lakers' Brandon Ingram Has Reportedly Grown to 6'11" and Changed Shooting Stroke

Andrew Gould@AndrewGould4Featured ColumnistSeptember 12, 2017

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 7:  Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts against the Los Angeles Clippers on July 7, 2017 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/o
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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."

[Thompson and Trudell]