MINNEAPOLIS – Shortly after practice ended, Lakers rookie forward Brandon Ingram performed a series of stretches to extend his range of motion. He then took a few shots.
All of which marked the extent in which Ingram participated in Wednesday’s session after missing the past two games with tendinitis in his right knee. Since Lakers coach Luke Walton has wanted Ingram to complete a full practice before returning, Walton considered it “most likely” Ingram will sit when the Lakers (21-53) visit the Minnesota Timberwolves (29-44) on Thursday at Target Center.
Still, Walton did not entirely close the door on Ingram’s return. Ingram plans to receive more treatment and complete an evening workout. While Ingram is not currently ready for any three-on-three drills, the Lakers could increase Ingram’s workload during Thursday’s morning shootaround and prior to tipoff.