Andre Ingram Rumors

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Andre Ingram
Position: -
Born: 11/19/85
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:195 lbs. / 88.5 kg.
Earnings: $46,079 ($47,402*)
Before Johnathan Williams could join Magic Johnson and Andre Ingram as just the third Los Angeles Lakers rookie of all time to put up at least eight points and three blocks in their NBA debut, the Lakers cut him. In what appeared to be a simple procedural move at the time, the Lakers waived Williams — along with Scott Machado, a player who had been on the roster less than a day — on October 13., despite him having relatively impressive preseason production in limited minutes on a team with an open roster spot.
Now moving forward, at 32-years old, Andre Ingram wants to keep this going. He said although he could retire on a high note, he wants to work for an NBA contract and keep his career alive. He and his agent both feel confident about playing this season, and Ingram has moved past the emotions of earning a call-up, to the next step in his career. “The full intention is to play this season. To play in the NBA and stay in the NBA,” said Ingram. “The Rockets game was huge, the call-up was huge, but for me I’m onto how I’m going to stay in the NBA moving next season. My focus is on what’s coming next. I have no intentions of slowing down.”
Storyline: Andre Ingram Free Agency
Andre Ingram said people will still come up to him and explain how his night against the Rockets inspired them in their life or career. “Young people might think it’s cool, older people might think to themselves, ‘hey maybe its time for me to keep at it,’” Ingram explained. “I’ve just heard from so many people, not just in sports, about how they just were so inspired in their own careers from my game. That’s such an excellent thing to be a part of because I had seen things in the past that kept me going.”
Ingram said the NBA G League did that preparation for him to shine on the big stage at the NBA. “The G League is preparation. Everything about it, especially on the court, is just like the NBA. That’s why the transition didn’t overwhelm me,” said Ingram. “The G League’s purpose is to develop you for the NBA and I believe it’s done that so well. That’s why you see so many guys find their game, even former NBA players who come down and work their way back up.”
The Lakers renounced their rights to Ingram on July 1, making him an unrestricted free agent. Ingram said the hope is that the Lakers will invite him to training camp, where he could have an opportunity to play on a team now led by the NBA’s biggest star in James. “I really would love to be a part of that,” Ingram said. “I think they will be excellent.”
Storyline: Andre Ingram Free Agency