Brandon Ingram (born September 2, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the second overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft and was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.
What is the status of Brandon Ingram’s injury?
UPDATE (Mar. 25):
The New Orleans Pelicans knocked off the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday, 115-96.
Brandon Ingram scored 30 points and added 11 boards and 10 assists for a triple-double.
UPDATE (Mar. 23):
Ingram helped the Grizzlies beat the Spurs 119-84 on Tuesday. He had 32 points (10-16 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 10-10 FT), four rebounds, seven assists, and one block in 31 minutes of play.
Ingram hurt his ankle in mid-March and missed two games, but he has been on a roll ever since. He has averaged 27.8 points, 7.0 assists, 4.0 rebounds, and 36.5 minutes on the court in his last four games. Even though the score was so bad on Wednesday and he didn’t play as much, he shot well and led the Pelicans in scoring. Recent games haven’t shown that the 25-year-ankle old’s injury is bothering him, and he should continue to play a big role as the season winds down.
UPDATE (Mar. 21):
New Orleans is in a tight race for a play-in spot and the Pelicans picked up a big 117-107 win over the Houston Rockets on Sunday.
In the game, New Orleans was led by Brandon Ingram, who had 26 points (12-24 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), two rebounds and nine assists in 39 minutes.
UPDATE (Mar. 19):
Friday night, the Pelicans were defeated by the Houston Rockets 114-112.
A loss occurred despite Brandon Ingram’s 31 points and 6 assists for the Pelicans.
The importance of Brandon Ingram’s return to the team cannot be overstated. A more pressing issue is the defense, and how to prevent further breakdowns like the one on Friday night.
UPDATE (Mar. 15):
Ingram had 22 points, six rebounds, six assists, two steals, and one block in 38 minutes during Tuesday’s 123-108 loss to the Lakers. He made 9 of 17 shots from the field, 1 of 5 three-point attempts, and 3 of 4 free throws.
Ingram had missed the last two games for the Pelicans because of a sprained right ankle, but he was back in action on Tuesday and had a great game all around while playing the usual number of minutes. The star forward has averaged 25.4 points per game and shot 49.2% from the field in his last 10 games.
UPDATE (Mar. 14):
New Orleans’ leading scorer Brandon Ingram (22.9 ppg) may return tonight against the Lakers after missing the Pelicans’ last two games with a sprained right ankle.
UPDATE (Mar. 12):
Coach Willie Green said Ingram is day-to-day and could return as soon as today against the Blazers.
UPDATE (Mar. 11):
Christian Clark of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that Ingram’s status for Saturday’s game against the Thunder due to a foot injury is up in the air.
Though Ingram was forced to leave Wednesday’s game with a right foot injury, he returned to the court for practice on Friday.