REPORT: Pelicans’ Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram upgraded to questionable vs. Blazers
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Ball has been out since Nov. 10 with a groin injury, while Ingram followed a day later after suffering a knee injury.
Both players came to the Pelicans in the Anthony Davis trade, and they have showcased a few notable skills that might give Lakers fans minor pause about sending them away.
Ball is putting up career numbers in scoring, with 11.5 points per game on 41.5 percent shooting from the field and a career-high 36.7 percent shooting from long-range. The 22-year-old has suffered a bevy of injuries in his career so far, only playing in 99 games out of a possible 164 across his first two seasons in the league.
Despite that, the No. 2 overall pick has played well this season, and he will hope to continue that once he gets back in action.
Though Ball has been impressive, it has been Ingram that looks the part of the player that has taken the biggest leap in 2019-20. His numbers are up across the board, averaging 25.9 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game.
Beyond that, Ingram’s advanced numbers such as a 24.6 player efficiency rating and a 63.3 true shooting percentage are also career-highs by a mile.
The Pelicans will be hopeful to get Ball and Ingram back on Tuesday so they can both continue their career seasons.