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Brandon Ingram Update

Faster...stronger...and taller?

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NBA: New Orleans Pelicans at Los Angeles Lakers Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

One of the guys to keep an eye on in the NBA this summer is Brandon Ingram. Everyone saw his potential at Duke and with the Lakers during his rookie season, but he was painfully skinny and that hurt him. We’ve joked that on draft night he was so skinny he looked like SpongeBob SquarePants.

The good news about skinny young kids is that they fill out and when they really hit the weight room, they tend to fill out faster.

So it is with Ingram, who has been lifting and eating as much as he can. He says he feels a lot stronger and, intriguingly, may be a good bit taller: some people close to the Lakers think he may be as much as 7’0” tall now.

That might be a stretch (kidding) but a guy with his skill set at 7’0”? Hard to imagine. No wonder the Lakers said he was untouchable.

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