August 3, 2020, 11:07 pmBrandon IngramSF, New Orleans Pelicans
Brandon Ingram posted a team-leading 24 points to go with seven rebounds, five assists and two steals in Monday's victory over the Grizzlies.
It was a nice night for Ingram, who added a pair of threes for good measure. He enjoyed a strong regular season, ranking among the league's top 15 players with 24.1 points per game. Ingram also saw a sharp increase in free-throw percentage, which rose to 85.9 percent compared to a career mark of 72.2 percent.
August 1, 2020, 8:59 pmBrandon IngramSF, New Orleans Pelicans
Brandon Ingram only played 24 minutes in a blowout loss, scoring 14 points on 5-of-11 shooting with two rebounds and two three-pointers.
The Pelicans are now 0-2 in the Orlando restart and sit four games behind the Grizzlies for the eighth seed. They have a chance to close that gap when they play the Grizzlies on Monday, and Ingram will have a good chance to bounce back in a much easier matchup. Ingram should be the leading scorer for the Pelicans in this restart, especially with Zion Williamson's minutes being limited.
July 30, 2020, 10:08 pmBrandon IngramSF, New Orleans Pelicans
Brandon Ingram scored 23 points on 7-of-20 shooting on Thursday to accompany eight boards and two triples, but failed to convert a potential game-winning shot as the Pelicans fell off at the end of the game.
Ingram struggled a bit with his shot in 33 minutes of action and didn't trouble the scorer much outside of the points and boards, with just one block and one turnover. He's going to need to lead from the front and contribute across the board if the Pels are really going to make the strides to play postseason basketball.
July 27, 2020, 10:38 pmBrandon IngramSF, New Orleans Pelicans
Brandon Ingram played 20 minutes in Wednesday's scrimmage against the Bucks and scored 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting with three rebounds, three assists and two triples.
Ingram was efficient scoring the ball again and his strides on that end of the floor are still here for the resumption of the season. He didn't attempt a single free throw which was a bit off, but it's a scrimmage so we understand the weirdness.
July 25, 2020, 1:27 pmBrandon IngramSF, New Orleans Pelicans
Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart will not play in Saturday's scrimmage game after both underwent minor dental procedures.
Both suited up in Wednesday's first scrimmage so there's nothing to see here. Expect both to be all systems go for the resumption schedule.
Source: New Orleans Pelicans on Twitter
July 22, 2020, 9:14 pmBrandon IngramSF, New Orleans Pelicans
Brandon Ingram scored 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting, adding two rebounds, two assists and three triples in a 99-68 win over the Nets on Wednesday.
Ingram did this damage in only 10 minutes as the Pelicans ran the Nets off the floor from the jump. Zion Williamson (personal) left the Orlando campus on July 16th and has no timetable for a return. If Williamson misses games, Ingram will be an attractive DFS option.
July 22, 2020, 3:37 pmZion WilliamsonPF, New Orleans Pelicans
Zion Williamson (personal) left the Orlando campus on July 16 and has no timetable for a return, but has been testing negative for Covid-19 on a daily basis.
Williamson would give the Pelicans a huge boost when he is able to return to Orlando. If he continues to test negative for the virus while being away to deal with a family matter, it appears likely that his quarantine period upon arrival in Orlando will be short. Signs point towards Zion missing the team's first game on July 30. Brandon Ingram will be the primary beneficiary from a fantasy perspective if Zion misses time as he will see a significant increase in usage.
Source: Pelicans on Twitter
July 15, 2020, 11:25 amBrandon IngramSF, New Orleans Pelicans
In his first year away from Los Angeles and the Lakers, Brandon Ingram delivered a phenomenal season averaging 23.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 2.4 triples, 1.0 steal and 0.7 blocks in 56 starts, good for 22/29 value in 8/9-cat leagues on a per-game basis.
Ingram was quick to establish himself as the alpha dog, especially since Zion Williamson was sidelined to begin the season. He showed the consistency that he lacked in his first three years in Los Angeles, improving his free throw shooting while achieving career-highs in almost all of his statistical categories. The return of Zion after Christmas didn’t really affect his numbers and he finished the season as a top-25 asset, rewarding all fantasy managers who drafted him in the early rounds. It’s likely that the Pelicans offer him a max-contract extension this summer and hopefully he will continue to develop next to Lonzo Ball and Zion Williamson.
June 26, 2020, 8:03 pmBrandon IngramSF, New Orleans Pelicans
The NBA announced on Friday that the Pelicans will take on the Jazz at 6:30 p.m. ET on July 30 in Orlando, the first NBA action since the league went on hiatus in the middle of March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
That game, the first of 88 "seeding games" that will be played between July 30 and August 14, will be followed by an immediate face-off between Kawhi Leonard and Paul George's Clippers and LeBron James and Anthony Davis's Lakers at 9 p.m. ET. Both of those first two games will be aired on TNT. On any given day, the start times range from 12-9 p.m. ET and there will be up to seven games per day. After the 88 seeding games, the postseason is scheduled to begin as normal, unless the team with the ninth best winning percentage in either conference is within fewer than four games behind the team with the eighth best record (regular season combined with seeding games) in the same conference. In that case, there will be a play-in tournament that will be double elimination for the eighth place team and single elimination for the ninth place team, to decide the final seed for the playoffs.
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.