Report: Pelicans Expected To Trade Brandon Ingram

According to NBA insider Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report, the New Orleans Pelicans are expected to trade Brandon Ingram

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Ingram has one year left on his contract. 

Ingram averaged 20.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.6 blocks for the Pelicans this season while shooting 49.2% from the field, 35.5% from beyond the arc and 80.1% from the free-throw line.

Ingram has career averages of 19.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.6 blocks with the Los Angeles Lakers and Pelicans. He won the 2019-20 Most Improved Player of the Year Award. 

According to NBA reporter Will Guillory of The Athletic, the Pelicans are “unlikely” to offer Ingram a max contract extension this offseason. 

Ingram is eligible for a four-year, $208 million extension.

“Keeping him around will be complicated. Ingram, who turns 27 in September, is eligible for a four-year, $208 million extension this summer,” Guillory wrote. “Considering their current and future financial situation, the Pelicans are unlikely to offer him that maximum deal this offseason, league sources tell The Athletic.”

Ingram has been linked to the Philadelphia 76ers in trade rumors. 

According to NBA insider Michael Scotto of HoopsHype, the Cleveland Cavaliers are not “enthralled” with the idea of trading for Ingram. 

“There’s been some chatter about whether Cleveland would have interest in Brandon Ingram, but I’ve gotten the sense from talking to league sources that Cleveland isn’t enthralled with the idea of trading for him and then having to pay him a ton of money after his contract season,” Scotto reported. “I’m quite confident that New Orleans looks at Darius Garland and values him if they were going to part with Ingram, but I’m not sure that would be a fit (for Cleveland) based on the intel I have.”

The Pelicans acquired Ingram from the Lakers in 2019. New Orleans hasn’t won a playoff series with Ingram. 

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  1. Love that shot.

    Mindset. I’d like to see him with a strong but consistent fair coach. Give him a clear and consistent role.

    Not sure how he’d respond to Ime Udoke, but would love to see that experiment.

    I’d like to see his fit in Golden State. If he could get into what they do he’d find a lot of success there, fills some glaring holes they currently have.

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