It’s almost as if the only thing Brandon Ingram wanted in the entire world was to make the Los Angeles Lakers look stupid for trading him. Well, he certainly has done that as Ingram has had a terrific season.
The 22-year-old former second-overall pick went from averaging 9.4 points his rookie season now 24.3 throughout his fourth season in the league. He’s just been incredible for a Pelicans team that would’ve exceeded expectations had they been even remotely healthy for the bulk of the season.
What’s really impressed me about Ingram’s game is his three-point shooting.
He went from never averaging over 0.7 per game to notching 2.4 per game on 38.7% from downtown. That’s what has helped BI take his game to the next level, and it’ll ultimately be what helps earn him a supermax this offseason as well.
Ingram is a lengthy small forward that certainly could be the second or third-best player on a championship-caliber team. To snag a player like BI, the Warriors would likely have to deal both Wiggins and Green or potentially just Wiggins and Looney to free up the cap space.
Again, it’s not impossible but also not likely.