Injury Report Pelicans – Kings: Are Brandon Ingram and De’Aaron Fox ready tonight?

At the Smoothie King Center on Tuesday, the New Orleans Pelicans will play the Sacramento Kings.

Will Brandon Ingram and De’Aaron Fox play on Tuesday?

The Pelicans and the Kings have split their home games so far this season.

The Sacramento Kings have already clinched the third seed in the Western Conference coming into the final week of the season, and this game will only strengthen their position.

The New Orleans Pelicans, now in seventh place with a record of 40-38, have a lot of room to either move up the standings or fall farther.

The Pelicans’ playoff hopes were in jeopardy late last month, but after winning seven of their last eight games, that threat has subsided.

If the Pelicans beat the Kings, they will secure a spot in the play-in round. On Tuesday, they’ll be a half-game back of the sixth-place Golden State Warriors and fifth-place Los Angeles Clippers, both of whom they now hold the head-to-head tiebreaker over.

The Pelicans’ current success may be directly attributed to forward Brandon Ingram, who has been a major factor by scoring 25 or more points in nine consecutive games.

Pels star has averaged 30.3 points, 8.2 assists, 6.0 rebounds, and 1.4 steals a game.

The Pelicans can bank on Ingram to continue to deliver big numbers as the team’s undisputed No. 1 option in the final four games of 2022-23, as Zion Williamson (hamstring) is expected to miss the rest of the regular season.

The Sacramento Kings (47-31) have already secured their first playoff appearance in 16 years

Three games separate third-place Sacramento from fourth-place Phoenix. Second-place Memphis leads by two games.

On Sunday, the Kings lost to the Spurs, 142-134 in overtime.

De’Aaron Fox scored 28 points (10-23 FG, 0-8 3Pt, 8-8 FT), added 4 RBs, and dished out 4 AS.

Fox scored 15 points for the seventh game in a row, but his poor shooting and ineffective playmaking were mostly responsible for the game’s negative outcomes.

Fox has been one of Sacramento’s primary offensive weapons since the start of March, when he averaged 24.3 points and 5.5 assists per game.

Pelicans injury report:

  • Zion Williamson (Hamstring) – Out
  • Jose Alvarado (Leg) – Out
  • E.J. Liddell (Knee) – Out

Kings injury report: