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Pelicans All-Star forward Brandon Ingram spoke with the media about continuing the season in Orlando and he stated, “I didn’t look at it as if I had a choice of going or not. My teammates knew that I didn’t question it or anything. I just wanted to play basketball at the end of the day,” Ingram said. “I’m going to do it and let my teammates know I’m there 110%. I have to be there. It wasn’t a question.”
Given what is financially at stake for Ingram going into free agency, along with the risks of getting coronavirus or sustaining an injury, there are valid reasons for him not to participate in the Orlando restart. However, Ingram is both focused and motivated to propel the Pelicans to a possible NBA championship this season. Ingram was non-committal about his plans going into next season but mentioned that he "feels really good about the team" and "likes where he's at." If the Pelicans are unsuccessful in negotiating a new deal, Ingram will have plenty of suitors on the free-agent market. Ingram is averaging career-highs across the board through 56 games this season - putting up 24.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.0 steal, 0.7 blocks, and 2.4 three's in 34.3 minutes per contest.
Brandon Ingram produced 15 points (6-12 FG, 0-2 3PT, 3-5 FT), 12 rebounds, seven assists and one steal across a team-high 40 minutes during the Pelicans' 120-107 victory over the Timberwolves on Sunday.
Ingram was quiet for the second consecutive game offensively but managed to find other ways to contribute. Sunday marked his ninth double-double of the 2020 campaign and the All-Star has proved to be a valuable fantasy asset even with Zion Williamson in the mix. Winners of two straight, Ingram and the Pelicans will look to keep things rolling on Wednesday versus the Kings.
Brandon Ingram put up 12 points (4-20 FG, 2-8 3PT, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, three assists, a block and a steal across 30 minutes during the Pelicans' 110-104 victory over the Heat on Friday.
Ingram really struggled offensively in this one but fortunately for the Pelicans, he came alive in the final two minutes and knocked down a couple of big shots that helped secure the win. Although his stats are down a bit with all the mouths to feed in New Orleans, chalk this one up as an off night and look for the All-Star to bounce back on Sunday versus the Timberwolves.
Brandon Ingram supplied 27 points (11-22 FG, 3-8 3PT, 2-3 FT), five rebounds, four assists, one block and one steal across 41 minutes during the Pelicans' 123-127 loss to the Mavericks on Wednesday.
The Mavericks had no answer for Ingram on Wednesday as he put up 27 points before fouling out in overtime. The All-Star has seen a small decline in production since Zion Williamson returned to the lineup, but figures to play a big role for the Pelicans as they look to clinch a playoff berth. Since the calendar flipped to March, Ingram is averaging 22 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists while shooting 41.5 percent from the field. Losers of three straight, Ingram and the Pelicans will look to right the ship on Friday against the Miami Heat.
Brandon Ingram compiled 24 points (9-17 FG, 3-3 FT), four assists, three rebounds, three 3-pointers, and two steals over 36 minutes as the Pelicans lose to the Timberwolves 139-134 on Tuesday.
Brandon Ingram continues his All-Star campaign, as he provided stats across multiple categories. Keep starting Ingram as he’s a set it and forget it player.