June 13, 2021

Walker: Brandon Ingram should be Pelicans’ next All-Star, assuming NBA coaches get it right

Anthony Davis. DeMarcus Cousins. Chris Paul. David West. Baron Davis. Jamaal Magloire. And Jamal Masburn.

That’s it.

Those are the players in the history of the New Orleans Pelicans (formerly the Hornets) franchise who have been selected to the NBA All-Star Game.

That list should grow to eight Thursday when the NBA announces the reserves for the All Star game set for Feb. 16 in Chicago.

Ingram has done enough for his name to be one of the seven from the Western Conference to pop up on the TV screen, joining the five starters announced this past Thursday.

Ingram, in his first season in New Orleans after being acquired from the Los Angeles Lakers in the blockbuster trade for Davis last summer, is enjoying a breakout season. He’s posted numbers not only worthy of a spot on the All-Star, but also good enough to put him right in the midst of the conversation for Most Improved Player.

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