Ingram will miss the rest of the season after being diagnosed with a deep venous thrombosis in his right arm.
Ingram had a rousing 19-point debut in his first National Basketball Association game and shot an excellent 47.1 percent from distance in his two lone games at the end of the Lakers' 2017-18 campaign.
During Saturday night's game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics, ESPN's Jeff Van Gundy declared that struggling Los Angeles needs to consider every option for improving its personnel, and he wasn't kidding around.
Walton said he has not spoken to Ball about sitting out the remainder of the regular season, but the coach is contemplating not having the former No. 2 pick out of UCLA back in the lineup.
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In that contest, Anthony struggled mightily and scored just two points on 1-of-11 shooting against his former team. They were buoyed by James missing his first shot and four free throws in pursuit of history.
Blood clots have affected several prominent athletes including Chris Bosh and Serena Williams in recent years.
These five players should benefit the most from the minutes that have been made available recently and with the team seemingly no longer looking to win games.
Bosh held out hope to be cleared to return to the court, but it wasn't worth the risk due to the severity of blood clots and how they can reappear at any time. He was drafted second overall by the Lakers in the 2016 NBA Draft.
First, it was Brandon Ingram. Last year, Ball missed the final eight games of the regular season with a bone bruise in his left knee. Past year he dealt with a knee injury and was unable to get much work done during the offseason.
With the Lakers' season fading as they fall further out of playoff contention, the organization will play it safe with its young prospects.