March 8, 2020, 6:30 pmBrandon IngramSF, New Orleans Pelicans
Brandon Ingram was very quiet on Sunday, turning in 15 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists and a steal in 40 minutes of action.
Jrue Holiday, Zion Willamson and Lonzo Ball were all feeling it so Ingram took a step back and did well to produce a solid line even if it wasn't defined by scoring. Expect him to get back to more normal production in the next one.
March 7, 2020, 12:05 amZion WilliamsonPF, New Orleans Pelicans
Zion Williamson posted 17 points (7-for-9 shooting), six rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal in 32 minutes on Friday as the Pelicans beat the Heat.
Williamson was third on the team in minutes, as it seems he is ramping up to a full workload as the season wears on. He was much more efficient than Brandon Ingram tonight (12 points on 4-for-20 shooting, five rebounds, three assists, two threes, one steal and one block) but the two talented youngsters were effective enough to beat a talented Heat squad.
March 5, 2020, 12:30 amLonzo BallPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Lonzo Ball hit seven triples for the second consecutive game in Wednesday's road loss, notching 25 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, two steals and a block.
Ball continues to roll and is cooking with top-20 value in the last two weeks. He's all over the place these days and was scrapping for rebounds in amongst the trees tonight. The up-tempo style in New Orleans has fit Ball like a glove and he's going to be a tremendous source of counting stats from here on out. Brandon Ingram also kept up his outstanding season with 27 points, five boards, four assists, a steal, a block and three triples.
March 3, 2020, 10:57 pmBrandon IngramSF, New Orleans Pelicans
Brandon Ingram had 24 points, three rebounds, four assists and two steals in 35 minutes of play on Tuesday vs. the Wolves.
Much to most basketball fans' surprise, Ingram has been about as consistent as they come during his first year with the Pelicans. As recently as last offseason, there were serious health questions regarding Ingram and his longevity as an athlete. Now, he's fresh off his first All-Star appearance and is guiding a very young and inexperienced Pelicans team in a chase for the final playoff spot. He ranks inside the top-25 on the season and as long as he stays healthy, should continue his monster production on a night-to-night basis.
March 1, 2020, 10:54 pmBrandon IngramSF, New Orleans Pelicans
Brandon Ingram had 15 points on 5-of-23 shooting in a team-high 39 minutes in a loss to the Lakers on Sunday.
Ingram has been a top-20 value over the past month and remains fairly consistent aside from this awful shooting night. He added four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one triple to the stat sheet. Ingram should bounce back next game.
February 28, 2020, 11:15 pmBrandon IngramSF, New Orleans Pelicans
Brandon Ingram scored a team-high 29 points in Friday's 116-104 win over the Cavs, going 11-of-19 from the field while adding six rebounds, seven assists, a steal and two 3-pointers.
Impressively, Ingram also went 5-of-6 from the charity stripe as his remarkable turnaround there continues. After shooting .621, .681 and .675 in his first three seasons, Ingram is at a sterling .860 on a career-high 6.1 attempts per game this season. It's led to a massive season with second-round fantasy value. Ingram's efficiency was replicated in this one by Zion Williamson (24 points on 11-of-16 FG) and Jrue Holiday (22 points on 10-of-16 FG with six assists, two steals, a block and two triples) as the Pelicans rolled right over the hapless Cavs.
February 26, 2020, 1:51 amBrandon IngramSF, New Orleans Pelicans
Brandon Ingram scored a team-high 34 points (12-of-20 FGs, 7-of-8 FTs) with seven boards, four dimes, two swipes and three triples in 37 minutes in a 109-118 loss to the Lakers on Tuesday.
There was valid concern that Ingram's production would drop off once Zion entered the rotation. But to this point, Ingram's overall value has stayed largely the same, as his improved efficiency has helped to offset a small decline in counting stats.
February 22, 2020, 1:48 amBrandon IngramSF, New Orleans Pelicans
Brandon Ingram scored an efficient 16 points (5-for-8 shooting), six assists, four rebounds and three triples in Friday's win over the Blazers.
Brandon Ingram looks more and more comfortable leading this offense every day and tonight we got a glimpse at his development as a passer and playmaker. As the roster gets healthy around him and he doesn't have to rely on scoring so much every night, expect his fantasy game to continue to grow and flourish – potentially adding some assists along the way.
February 17, 2020, 12:51 pmBrandon IngramSF, New Orleans Pelicans
It's reportedly a "foregone conclusion" that the Pelicans offer Brandon Ingram a max contract this summer.
No surprises there, as Ingram has erased the health concerns that lingered this summer with a huge season. He's blossomed into an All-Star after missing the end of last year with DVT in his right arm and is averaging career-highs across the board. New Orleans is a great spot for fantasy value so this is a win for everyone involved, assuming pen does eventually meet paper.
Source: The Athletic
February 13, 2020, 7:57 pmBrandon IngramSF, New Orleans Pelicans
Brandon Ingram will not be available for Thursday’s contest vs. the Thunder as he continues to nurse a right ankle sprain.
Ingram was selected to his first NBA All-Star team but it now is unclear whether he’ll be healthy enough to play. The Pelicans don’t play again until next Friday which provides Ingram an extra week to recover. Considering he was a game-time decision for this game, fantasy GMs should expect Ingram to be ready after the layoff. Zion Williamson will continue to see additional opportunity on the offensive side of the court with Ingram out while Josh Hart will continue to start.
Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter
February 13, 2020, 12:42 pmBrandon IngramSF, New Orleans Pelicans
Brandon Ingram (right ankle sprain) is a game-time decision on Thursday.
Ingram is still sore and is slated for pregame treatment to see if he can play. The Pelicans might want to play it safe here and if so, fantasy GMs can look to Josh Hart as a quality replacement. He's been playing well enough to warrant ownership in most leagues as-is, so he may not be available. Beyond Hart, someone like Nicolo Melli may be your best bet.
Source: Daniel Sallerson on Twitter
February 12, 2020, 6:18 pmBrandon IngramSF, New Orleans Pelicans
Brandon Ingram (right ankle sprain) is officially listed as questionable ahead of Thursday's game vs. the Thunder.
Ingram has continued his career-year despite the Pelicans getting all of their players healthy. He should be locked in across formats for the rest of the season as a second/third-round talent. If he is ruled out on Thursday, his minutes will likely be spread across the whole roster.
Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter
February 11, 2020, 7:24 pmBrandon IngramSF, New Orleans Pelicans
Brandon Ingram (right ankle sprain) will not play against the Blazers on Tuesday.
Hopefully, owners were able to make other plans before lineups locked as the news came in later with an 8:00 p.m. start time. Josh Hart should continue to benefit from the extra minutes in Ingram's absence. The Pelicans play again on Thursday ahead of the All-Star break.
Source: Will Guillory on Twitter
February 10, 2020, 5:31 pmBrandon IngramSF, New Orleans Pelicans
Brandon Ingram (right ankle sprain) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game.
He was unable to practice on Monday after missing Saturday's contest. Josh Hart's usage should decline if Ingram is able to play.
Source: Jamie Goldberg on Twitter
February 10, 2020, 1:22 pmBrandon IngramSF, New Orleans Pelicans
Brandon Ingram (right ankle sprain) did not participate in Monday's practice.
Ingram was able to get some shots up on his own but this isn't a great sign for his availability tomorrow. He was a game-time call on Saturday, however, so the injury isn't expected to be serious. If Ingram can return it'll have negative effects on Josh Hart, Nicolo Melli and JJ Redick, among others.
Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter