November 24, 2020, 2:45 pmBrandon IngramSF, New Orleans Pelicans
Brandon Ingram and the Pelicans have come to an agreement on a five-year $158 million max contract according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Ingram secured his bag after a breakout season in New Orleans, and is now penciled in as a foundational building block alongside Zion Williamson. Ingram finished last season inside the top-40 in 9-cat leagues, but it is worth mentioning that he dipped down into the 70's once Williamson made his debut in late January. He is a tough player to evaluate heading into drafts this season. His ADP is worth keeping close tabs on as draft season kicks into full swing.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
November 20, 2020, 2:49 pmBrandon IngramSF, New Orleans Pelicans
Marc Stein is reporting that teams expect Brandon Ingram to get a max contract offer from the Pelicans.
Ingram took a massive leap forward last season, improving in essentially every facet of the game while handling a larger burden than ever before. He won Most Improved Player and is fully expected to be a keystone piece of the Pelicans' future. His fantasy season was outstanding but most of that came without Zion Williamson in the lineup, so expecting a repeat of a top-30 campaign may not be the wisest choice.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
August 31, 2020, 6:55 pmBrandon IngramSF, New Orleans Pelicans
Brandon Ingram has been awarded the Most Improved Player award for the 2019-20 season.
Ingram averaged 23.8 points, 6.1 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 2.4 3-pointers and 1.6 combined steals and blocks during his first season for the Pelicans. The improvements in his game were astounding, especially when analyzing his ability to score from the perimeter, as well as his efficiency from the charity stripe. The Pelicans were arguably the most disappointing team to come out of the bubble and they will have a lot to prove next season. Ingram narrowly beat out the Heat's Bam Adebayo, with Luka Doncic coming in third.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
August 12, 2020, 5:03 pmJrue HolidayPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Jrue Holiday (right elbow contusion), Brandon Ingram (right knee soreness) and Zion Williamson (right knee soreness) have all been ruled out of the team's last game of 2019-20 against the Magic.
The Pelicans were eliminated from contention a few games ago so it is no surprise to see them rest their main studs to avoid any silly injuries. Thursday will have a lot of strange box scores due to the number of players who will be rested for various ailments.
Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter
August 10, 2020, 2:42 pmBrandon IngramSF, New Orleans Pelicans
Brandon Ingram (right knee soreness) will not suit up vs. the Kings on Tuesday.
The Pelicans have officially been eliminated from playoff contention and so there's not much reason to play their best players in meaningless games. He's had an incredible season and is likely en route to receive the NBA's Most Improved Player reward.
Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter
August 7, 2020, 11:11 pmBrandon IngramSF, New Orleans Pelicans
Brandon Ingram finished Friday's victory over the Wizards with 17 points, five assists and four rebounds in 30 minutes.
The Pelicans were working without Zion Williamson (rest) in this one, but Ingram didn't necessarily receive any more run on Friday. He should be looked upon to shoulder a larger load, however, whenever Williamson sits due to load management, like he did on Friday. The Pelicans are still battling for a playoff spot and Ingram will look to carry them to victory in their final three contests.
August 6, 2020, 4:15 pmBrandon IngramSF, New Orleans Pelicans
In a loss to the Kings on Thursday, Brandon Ingram posted 24 points on 8-of-14 shooting with three 3-pointers in a team-high 33 minutes.
There wasn't much defense played in Thursday's game and the box score reflected that as both teams shot over .538 from the field. Ingram has struggled to return value near his ADP because he has lacked the ancillary stats and Thursday was no different – three rebounds, three assists, one steal, two turnovers. Through four games, Ingram is the ranked 96 in 9-cat formats.
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.