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Report: Lakers will sign No. 2 pick Brandon Ingram on Tuesday

2016 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot

TARRYTOWN, NEW YORK - AUGUST 07: Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers poses for a portrait during the 2016 NBA Rookie Photoshoot at Madison Square Garden Training Center on August 7, 2016 in Tarrytown, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

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It’s just housekeeping at this point, but the Lakers are poised to make official one of their most important moves of the summer. According to The Vertical‘s Shams Charania, they plan to officially sign No. 2 overall pick Brandon Ingram to his rookie contract on Tuesday.

Until Russell Westbrook signed his extension with the Thunder earlier this month, it had been thought that the Lakers were putting off some of these moves in order to make sure they had the space to trade for Westbrook should such an opportunity present itself. Now, with no stars left on the trade market, they can go ahead and get this deal done. Once he signs, Ingram cannot be traded for 30 days, so if something unexpected happens and he is part of a deal later this offseason (a la Andrew Wiggins being traded for Kevin Love in 2014), it couldn’t be until closer to camp. But that’s highly, highly unlikely unless a player like DeMarcus Cousins unexpectedly becomes available.