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Lakers draft rumors: Team will workout Brandon Ingram on Thursday

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Could this be the first of many appearances of Brandon Ingram in purple and gold?

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The Los Angeles Lakers will hold a private workout for Brandon Ingram on Thursday, according to Bleacher Report's Kevin Ding.

Ingram is rated as the top prospect in the 2016 NBA Draft, per DraftExpress, and is seen as a virtual lock to be a top-two pick. The Sixers are reportedly leaning towards taking Ben Simmons with the first overall pick, however, which means there's a strong chance that Ingram will land with the Lakers.

The 6-foot-9 forward averaged 17.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per game in his only season at Duke, and is known for his shooting ability and his physical tools, namely his 7-3 wingspan and 9-1 standing reach. Even though Ingram's talent is no secret, it never hurts to get an even closer -- and exclusive -- look at a prospect as the Lakers will Thursday.

Unless Ingram somehow bombs the workout, it's likely he will cement himself as a top-two prospect in the Lakers' eyes when Thursday's workout is all said and done. Of course, it would then be in the Sixers' hands whether or not the Lakers will have the luxury of selecting him with the second overall pick.