Lakers pick up options on Ingram, Nance Jr.

Not surprisingly, Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. has his contract option picked up.

The Los Angeles Lakers have exercised their contract options on small forward Brandon Ingram and third-year power forward Larry Nance Jr., the team announced in a press release.

Ingram was the second overall draft pick in 2016. He appeared in 79 games with the Lakers as a rookie, compiling averages of 9.4 points and 4.0 rebounds. The Lakers have high hopes that he’ll turn into an All-Star running mate of rookie point guard Lonzo Ball.

Through the first three games this year (all losses), Ingram was averaging 14.7 points and 3.0 rebounds.

Meanwhile, Nance Jr. was the No. 27 overall pick by the Lakers in 2017. The high-flying forward is averaging a career-best 11.3 points and 7.0 rebounds through the first three games this season and remains one of the league’s most-underrated reserves.