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Tuesday's Lakers News: Ingram continues to impress Walton

Lakers' Magic Johnson, Luke Walton evaluating young roster with future in mind: The balcony that oversees the practice court gave Magic Johnson a clear view of the players below it. The setting seemed fitting since Johnson’s presence as the president of basketball operations has cast a looming shadow over the organization. "It’s nice to look up there and see the Magic Man staring down," Lakers coach Luke Walton said, grinning. -- The Orange County Register

Brandon Ingram steps up, and Lakers think they'll see more progress from the rookie: For one half of a game Sunday afternoon, the Lakers saw signs of what they want to see more often from their first-round pick, Brandon Ingram. They saw an aggression with which Ingram doesn’t always play. -- Los Angeles Times

LaVar Ball's royal vision: He sees his son Lonzo in Lakers purple and gold: If you have ever heard or read LaVar Ball say something about his sons, odds are that you rolled your eyes or shook your head. If you’re of a light-hearted temperament, maybe you chuckled. The latest public declaration of Southern California’s most famous basketball father, however, should have elicited another kind of response. Hope -- specifically, hope that he’s right. He envisions his oldest son, UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball, playing for the Lakers next season. -- Los Angeles Times