来看看三场胜利中，英格拉姆对对方箭头人物的防守效果： 1. 独行侠东77， 全场时间里英格拉姆52.4%的时间防守东77， 对方命中率0-5，包括0-3的三分。而在面对其他防守者的防守时。东77命中率5-6。
Ultimately Walton opted to construct a lengthy five-man group of Lonzo Ball, Ingram, James, Kyle Kuzma and JaVale McGee as his starters which thus far have garnered poor net results (-11.3). Yet with that being said, the Lakers have won three of their last four games.
So what exactly has prompted the team’s recent turnaround?
The Lakers’ biggest area of weakness this season has been on the defensive end. While not as horrendous as many have made it out to be (22nd in points allowed/per 100 possessions) the team has done a poor job containing the opposition’s perimeter players.
Since his return, Ingram has been asked not only to play a new position (shooting guard), but also has been tasked with guarding the opposition’s toughest perimeter players.
Ingram defended Doncic for 52.4 percent of the game, and during that stretch the Mavericks’ forward went 0-5 from the field, including 0-3 from three. Against all other defenders on the night, the third-overall-pick went 5-6, according to Second Spectrum.
ngram was asked to defend McCollum almost exclusively that night as he matched up with him for 64.2 percent of the game. The Portland guard shot 7-16 when he was defended by Ingram, and was also 1-6 from three including one turnover.
Against all other Lakers’ defenders, McCollum was 6-8 from the field and 1-2 from three
.According to Second Spectrum, Butler was matched up against Ingram for 43.2 percent of the game. In that time span, Butler went 4-9 from the field with one miss coming at the hands of another Ingram block.
On the season, opponent’s are shooting only 44.2 percent on attempts he has defended, the best mark on the team among players who have played in at least 200 minutes
Despite the concerns about Ingram’s offensive fit next to James this season and going froward, there is no denying the team simply needs his defense and length in the starting lineup to help combat their current weaknesses.