One of the biggest challenges facing Luke Walton in his first season as Los Angeles Lakers head coach is keeping the harmony in a locker room that appeared extremely fractured during Kobe Bryant's retirement tour.
It seemed as though the incident involving D'Angelo Russell and Nick Young would see one of them traded in an attempt to improve the atmosphere.
However, as time went on and it became increasingly unlikely any organisation would trade for Young, building bridges was the order of the day.
It seems the 31-year-old swingman and sophomore point guard are singing from the same hymn sheet and they were part of an ecstatic bench that rose to its feet as Brandon Ingram notched his first points for the organisation.
During the preseason loss to the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center, the number two draft pick scored six points, including his first three-pointer with a banked shot, and the reaction from the bench showed they are fully behind their small forward as he looks to find his feet in the NBA.
The level of success the famous franchise enjoys this season will depend heavily on how Ingram adapts to life in the big league, a happy dressing room will make the transition that much more seamless for the teenager.