Lakers forward Brandon Ingram is one step closer to a return.
Los Angeles announced Tuesday that Ingram will be sent on a rehab assignment to the team’s G League affiliate the South Bay Lakers.
Ingram has been out since Dec. 5 when he suffered an ankle sprain against the Spurs.
The Lakers did not put a timetable on Ingram’s return to Los Angeles.
The 21-year-old is averaging 15.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 30.7 minutes per game this season.
The Lakers are 3-3 since Ingram went down with the injury and 18-12 on the season. Los Angeles sits in fourth in the Western Conference standings entering Tuesday’s games.