New Orleans Pelicans: Retaining Brandon Ingram should be a priority

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NBA New Orleans Pelicans Brandon Ingram (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Ingram looked like a star

For much of the season, Brandon Ingram was the best player that no one was really talking about in the NBA circle. He was in the midst of the best season of his career thus far and was posting career-highs in points, rebounds, assists, 3-point percentage, and player efficiency rating.

Even after Zion joined the team, Ingram was still producing at a high level. Predictably, his points per game average did take a bit of a hit, but he was still effective on the floor with Zion. With both Zion and Ingram on the floor together (341 minutes), the Pelicans had a 12.4 net rating.

Again, this was in only 17 games and is a pretty small sample size. Nevertheless, it was encouraging enough to suggest that this duo could emerge as one of the best young groupings in the Western Conference. The Pelicans should be interested in what this could evolve into next season.

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