Lakers rookie Brandon Ingram is not messing around. The second overall pick has been seeking advice from NBA veterans, including Golden State Warrior Andre Iguodala.
Iggy has been in the League for twelve years now, playing multiple roles for three different teams. The star sixth man has been advising the rook on how to be a better defender. Pretty sure Andre knows a thing or two about that.
Here are some quotes from Ingram’s interview on The Herd with Colin Cowherd, which can be heard in full above:
“When I played with the USA Select Team, all those guys were giving me advice. Even guys playing pickup coming to the Lakers facility. (Including) Andre Iguodala.
“I watch a lot of his play defensively. He’s a great defensive guy. I even text with him sometimes, and he just tells me it’s going to be a process, but I have a chance to be special on the defensive end and offensive end.”
When asked what makes Iguodala such a lethal defender, Ingram responded:
“He’s long. He has a 7-foot-3 wingspan. He’s smart. He gets his hands on a lot of deflections, and he just plays the right way.”