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Lakers sign G League affiliate Andre Ingram for the season

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The Lakers have used their final roster spot on a player whose paid his dues.

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With Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball doubtful to return this season, the Los Angeles Lakers have brought on 11-year G League veteran Andre Ingram, who was last with the South Bay Lakers, for the rest of the season, according to a press release by the team. This will be the 32-year-old’s first stint with an NBA team.

Ingram spent four years with the Lakers’ G-League (2012-16) affiliate before spending a year with the Perth Wildcats of the National Basketball League (NBL) in Australia.

In his first year back with South Bay, Ingram averaged 9.1 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 47 games and shot a league-high 47.5 percent from behind the arc. Ingram is the G League’s all-time leader in made three-pointers with 713 made three-pointers and naturally won the G League (then D-League) 3-point contest in 2016.

Ingram is expected to be with the Lakers when they take on the Houston Rockets Tuesday at STAPLES Center. The Lakers only have two games remaining on the schedule.