Look up and down the Pelicans roster and you will notice a few themes, and one of them is something that David Griffin has talked about frequently: athleticism. Monstar Zion Williamson fortuitously fell in…
July 16, 2019, 5:26 pmBrandon IngramSF, New Orleans Pelicans
Brandon Ingram (right arm DVT) said that he's "really close" to resuming normal workouts.
Ingram underwent surgery on March 16 and the Pelicans have been consistent in saying they have no long-term concerns about Ingram's health. We're fully expecting him to be ready for training camp, though you'll want to keep an eye out for further updates as camp approaches. Ingram's stat set has the same holes as always, but it's possible that this season he'll become a featured player and bludgeon his way to enough volume to make up for his weak spots. His outlook improves on what it would've been with the Lakers, but Ingram still looks like a player that will be overdrafted.
Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter
July 7, 2019, 12:16 amBrandon IngramSF, New Orleans Pelicans
David Griffin said on Saturday that the Pelicans have no long-term concerns about Brandon Ingram, who was diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis in his right arm last season.
Ingram is fully expected to be ready for training camp later this month. He underwent surgery in mid-March and was limited to 52 games in his third season. The move to New Orleans should help Ingram somewhat since he's no longer being moved aside on a roster where he's a questionable fit, though his stat set issues make him a late-round flier more than anything.
Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter
July 6, 2019, 11:14 pmLonzo BallPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart are now officially Pelicans after the announcement of the completion of the Anthony Davis trade on Saturday.
Ball is expected to slide into the starting point guard role, while Ingram and Hart will need to find spots in the Pelicans' rotation. All three players were stuck in a late-round value rut in L.A., so hopefully a change in scenery do them wonders.
Source: Tania Ganguli on Twitter
June 17, 2019, 1:50 pmBrandon IngramF, New Orleans Pelicans
Brandon Ingram (right arm DVT) is expected to be back and on the court and ready for training camp in July.
This is great news for Ingram and the Pelicans as he was dealing with blood clots in his shoulder last season. He'll need all of the preparation he can get as he begins his career with New Orleans. This is also good for fantasy owners as he's likely to be healthy for the regular season and his health won't have an impact on his draft stock.
June 15, 2019, 6:42 pmBrandon IngramF, New Orleans Pelicans
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Brandon Ingram is included in Saturday's Anthony Davis trade.
Ingram will step right into a prominent role for the Pelicans, who have struggled to find production out of the small forward slot in recent years. His fantasy game still has plenty of holes but he should make a decent late-round flier if you're hunting for someone who can bring some points, rebounds and the occasional defensive stat. Be wary of his percentages, but a young, rebuilding squad with an eye on the long-term future is a nice spot for Ingram to land. Keep in mind that Ingram's season was cut short by deep vein thrombosis in his right arm, though he is expected to be ready for next season.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
June 12, 2019, 4:39 pmBrandon IngramF, Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers have made Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball and the 4th overall pick available in a potential trade for Anthony Davis but the Pelicans have made it clear that they want a package with three teams or more before they part with their All-Star.
The Pelicans clearly hold the majority of the cards in this scenario as Davis is under contract for another season. They have received interest from multiple teams that have varying assets. The Lakers are intent on acquiring Davis and are seen as the favorites. If the Lakers can net a player that excites the Pelicans with the 4th overall pick, a deal may get done by the draft. The Lakers would be sending Ingram and Ball to the Pelicans, the Pelicans would send Davis to the Lakers, and a third team would be sending a player or future picks to the Pelicans in exchange for the Lakers 4th pick. The market value of that 4th overall pick may end up determining whether a deal gets done by the draft.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
May 21, 2019, 10:01 amBrandon IngramF, Los Angeles Lakers
Chris Broussard of FOX Sports is reporting that Alvin Gentry likes the idea of Lonzo Ball, Jrue Holiday, Zion Williamson, Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram offensively and defensively.
During the season, the Lakers made a run at Anthony Davis with an offer that included the majority of players in their young core, from Lonzo Ball to Kyle Kuzma to Brandon Ingram to Josh Hart and that idea apparently appeals to Gentry. The Lakers of course won’t be the only ones pursuing Davis as the Celtics, the Knicks and the Nets are also expected to make an aggressive run. David Griffin will soon meet with AD and try to convince him to stay in New Orleans while the Pelicans are the only team that can offer him a supermax contract extension.
Source: Chris Broussard of FOX Sports
April 10, 2019, 1:26 amBrandon IngramF, Los Angeles Lakers
Brandon Ingram (right arm DVT) is expected to return for the start of next season, and he’ll be looking to build on a campaign that saw him post top-160/225 fantasy value in 8/9-cat leagues.
Ingram scored a career-high 18.3 points per game on a solid .497 from the field, but he’s still got too many stat set issues for our liking. A foundational player averaging 33.8 mpg should be able to produce more than 0.5 steals, 0.6 blocks and 0.6 3-pointers per game, or at least improve on a .675 mark from the line or 2.5 turnovers a night. We’re looking at a worse, more-hyped version of Andrew Wiggins. He did go on a great scoring run when LeBron was sidelined by his groin injury, but even that month with 19.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game on .509 from the field could only get him inside the top-140 in 8-cat leagues. Ingram lost four games to suspension, missed seven games with a left ankle sprain and sat out the final 19 games of the season after being diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis in his right arm and undergoing surgery. He figures to go overvalued in drafts again next year, and really only has appeal as a relatively efficient scorer who can chip in popcorn stats occasionally.
March 16, 2019, 2:55 pmBrandon IngramF, Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers announced that Brandon Ingram underwent successful thoracic outlet decompression surgery on his right arm, and Ingram is expected to make a full recovery before the start of next season.
Shams Charania of The Athletic adds that Ingram had the blood clot removed from his arm earlier this week, with today's surgery helping to ensure blood flow. It's good news, and hopefully Ingram can leave this scary health problem in his rearview mirror.
Source: Los Angeles Lakers on Twitter
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