UPDATE: Ingram will not play against the Washington Wizards and miss his second straight game. Corey Brewer will start in his place, according to the Lakers. Original story follows.
The Los Angeles Lakers are being cautious with rookie forward Brandon Ingram, who did not practice Monday is listed as doubtful for the team’s game against the Washington Wizards, according to the team.
The Lakers first held Ingram out of the end of their Friday game against the Minnesota Timberwolves when he appeared to be dealing with pain from patellar tendinitis, and then they sat him for the entirety their Sunday loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.
Ingram, who is averaging nine points, 4.1 rebounds and two assists while leading the Lakers in minutes this season, has been dealing with this injury for almost a week now.
With little to play for over their final nine games, it makes more sense for the Lakers to try and keep Ingram from making his injury worse by playing in meaningless games than it does to continue to trot him out there if he’s gimpy.
If Ingram misses more time, expect to see more of Corey Brewer and David Nwaba in the Lakers’ lineups.
All stats per NBA.com. and Basketball-Reference.com. Harrison Faigen is co-host of the Locked on Lakers podcast (subscribe here), and you can follow him on Twitter at @hmfaigen.