Ingram contributed 11 points (4-14 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-6 FT), seven assists, two steals and one block across 40 minutes Thursday in the Lakers' 129-128 win over the Celtics. It was encouraging to see Ingram chip in a quality assist total with LeBron James back in the fold after one-game rest, but Ingram's fantasy prospects undoubtedly take a hit now that the superstar is back to full strength again. Despite playing huge minutes and flirting with a double-double Thursday, Ingram's usage rate sat at 18.8 percent. That's a drop of just under three percentage points from the mark he held over the previous two weeks (21.7 percent).
Ingram registered 12 points (4-8 FG, 4-5 FT), six rebounds and an assist in 29 minutes Tuesday against Indiana. Ingram only took eight shots from the field on the night but managed to know down four of those attempts. He finished well below his season scoring average (17.2 ppg), although he did add some value for fantasy owners on the boards. Look for Ingram to play more aggressively in Thursday's matchup with Boston, something he'll need to do (especially when Lebron James is resting on the bench) in order for the Lakers to be successful.
Ingram delivered 19 points (7-12 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 5-5 FT), four rebounds and four assists across 44 minutes in the Lakers' 123-120 overtime win over the Clippers on Thursday. Ingram logged a team-high amount of minutes while playing alongside LeBron James (groin) for the first time since Christmas Day. The 2016 second overall pick offered a solid encore to his career-best 36-point night against the 76ers on Tuesday, although his shot attempts were back down to more or less normal levels after he put the ball up 20 times in that contest, one that neither James nor Kyle Kuzma (hip) played in. Ingram's usage will undoubtedly take somewhat of a hit with James back in the fold, but he should still be a steady contributor across the stat sheet on a nightly basis.
Ingram finished with 36 points (16-20 FG, 4-5 FT), five rebounds, and five assists in 39 minutes during Tuesday's 121-105 loss to Philadelphia. Ingram went off for a career-high 36 points Tuesday, hitting 16 of his 20 shot attempts in an impressive performance. His lack of defensive stats capped his overall value but the scoring was nice and he has now dropped at least 20 points in four of his past five games. Ingram is one of the more vexing fantasy players with his occasional lack of enthusiasm and effort outweighing his upside. He remains a must-roster player in basically all formats but with LeBron James (groin) due back shortly, Ingram's production could take a slight hit.
Ingram produced 22 points (9-11 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 3-6 FT), four assists, three rebounds, two steals and two blocks across 32 minutes in the Lakers' 116-102 win over the Suns on Sunday. Ingram stepped up with his second-best shooting percentage of the season to check in behind only the duo of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Ivica Zubac in scoring for the Lakers. The third-year wing has been locked in from the field since earlier in January after a rough start to the new year, as he's shot 53.8 percent or better in six of his last eight games. His impressive marksmanship has led to 20-point-plus efforts in three of his last four contests as well, and Ingram has also hauled in between five and nine rebounds in eight of the last nine contests.
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