The results are in! Brandon Ingram is an All-Star! Ingram is voted in as an All-Star reserve by coaches from around the NBA.
Whether or not he would get in was a hot topic around the league all month. In the end, the coaches made the right decision. Ingram has morphed himself into an upper-echelon talent of the NBA.
Does He Deserve It!? Please!
On the season, he is averaging 25 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists per game. Do you know who else is averaging those numbers or better? There are only six other players currently doing it. They go by the names James Harden, Giannis Antetoukumpo, Luka Doncic, Kawhi Leonard, Russell Westbrook, and Lebron James. All those guys are either current or former NBA MVP contenders. That’s how well Brandon Ingram is playing. Add in the fact that BI is shooting 47% from the field and 40% from behind the arc; Ingram stands alone in the NBA.
Brandon Ingram is an All-Star Over Who?
Ingram gets the All-Star nod over players like Devin Booker, Karl-Anthony Towns, and Paul George. All those guys are great, but they didn’t deserve to be an All-Star over BI. Ingram has been a better all-around player than Booker. And, both PG13 and KAT have missed significant time. Easy choice!
Earlier this season, I wrote a blog about how Ingram has arrived as a star in the NBA. Now it is official! It’s nice to be able to say that the Pels got an All-Star in return for AD. That trade and the Pels future just keep looking better and brighter by the day! Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter and Instagram for more coverage on the Pelicans and Saints!