3 Teams Who Should Be Eyeing Trade For Pelicans’ Brandon Ingram

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When anyone mentions the New Orleans Pelicans, the first player that comes to mind is Zion Williamson. The No. 1 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft out of Duke is as polarizing of a player as there is in the league. But, he isn’t the only former Duke star worth mentioning on the team.

Brandon Ingram sometimes gets lost in the shuffle, but an argument could be made that he is the best player New Orleans currently has. He has blossomed since being acquired by the Pelicans from the Los Angeles Lakers in the Anthony Davis blockbuster trade and turned himself into one of the best young forwards in the NBA.

He can score from every level offensively and is a premier point forward. His defense is also above average, providing the Pelicans with a two-way player on the wing that teams around the league covet. 

With the Pelicans desperate to make the postseason, there was some chatter during the offseason about them swinging a big trade to shake things up. Brandon Ingram was mentioned in some of those rumors, as the 24-year old could be included in a package to land virtually anyone in the NBA.

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New Orleans has made their stance clear, as Williamson is who they want to build around. That means there is a team out there that could have the opportunity to land Ingram in a trade package.

Which teams should be looking to land him? Here are three teams around the league that should be eyeing a trade for Brandon Ingram.