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Lakers shut down Brandon Ingram for remainder of Las Vegas Summer League

The team is playing it safe with their young forward.

2017 Las Vegas Summer League - Los Angeles Clippers v Los Angeles Lakers Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

LAS VEGAS- The Los Angeles Lakers announced that Brandon Ingram would not play in the rest of Las Vegas Summer League after suffering leg cramping during the closing seconds of regulation in their 96-93 overtime loss to the LA Clippers.

Ingram said he felt fine after the game and wanted to go back in, and the Lakers say he “will likely remain with the team and continue to practice.”

Ingram was unbelievable in his first summer league outing, scoring 26 points on 17 shots using a combination of balletic footwork and even brute force at times to get to the basket or create pull-up jumpers.

Such strong play from a lottery pick in their second year at summer league would have given the Lakers license to shut Ingram down anyway, and it appears the injury will give them an excuse to play it safe with their rangy forward.

The Lakers next play the Boston Celtics Saturday night at 5:30 PT.

Harrison Faigen is co-host of the Locked on Lakers podcast (subscribe here), and you can follow him on Twitter at @hmfaigen.

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