The Los Angeles Lakers drafted Lonzo Ball in this year's NBA Draft with the No. 2 overall pick with high expectations that the young guard will bring back "Showtime" in L.A. In the 2015 draft, the team selected point guard D'Angelo Russell with the No. 2 pick. Last year, they went with second-year forward Brandon Ingram from Duke University.

Despite having a good amount of young talent, it is still unclear what the Lakers will be able to achieve this season at the current time. President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson has been very active with restructuring the new look Lakers.

So with the experience of Johnson, who won five championships as a player for the franchise, the team has a good shot at shocking all of the non-believers around the world of basketball.

Lonzo has proven he can lead

Lonzo Ball took home the NBA's Summer League MVP honors and helped lead the young Lakers core to a championship win as well. His highest scoring game was when he posted 36 points in a win against the 76ers and he also put up a couple of triple-doubles during the tournament as well.

Ball was the main attraction throughout the Summer League. Every game he participated in he received a warm welcome from a sellout crowd. Lonzo never seemed phased by the attention but rather embraced it as he continued to play more games.

If he can display the same energy and play with the same focus as he did this summer, he may just be able to sneak the young L.A. core into the playoffs in a tightly competitive Western Conference.

Brandon Ingram has to be the star that Magic expects him to be

Brandon Ingram will be playing in his sophomore season this year with very high expectations from the Lakers front office.

Ingram was only able to participate in one Summer League game before being ruled out after a minor calf injury.

In that game, he was able to show the improvements he has made as a player. He scored the ball with a much better sense of urgency than he displayed in his rookie season.

Lonzo Ball struggled in the summer opener with just 5 points, while shooting 2-16 from the floor.

Ingram proved to be the reliable scorer that Ball can pile up his assists feeding the ball to on the perimeter.

Magic Johnson has deemed Ingram to be the only Lakers player that he considers untouchable from any trade offers. When Brandon went down at the end of the Lakers Summer League opener, Johnson did not care how minor the injury was and his reaction showed just how valuable he feels Ingram is to the team.

Ingram will have to play all-star level basketball if he's going to be able to help lead the Lakers to the playoffs, which most people believe is unlikely.

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