Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram has been named the Western Conference Player of the Week for games played March 20-26, the league announced on Monday
Ingram, 25, led New Orleans to a 3-0 week, recording averages of 31.3 points, 10.0 assists, and 6.3 rebounds in 33.0 minutes per game, while shooting .525 from the field, .462 from deep, and 1.000 from the foul stripe. Among Western Conference players with winning records on the week, Ingram ranked first in points and assists per contest.
The six-year veteran began the week with a 32-point, seven-assist outing against San Antonio in the Pelicans’ 119-84 win on March 21. In New Orleans’s 115-96 win over Charlotte on March 23, Ingram notched the first triple-double of his career with 30 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists. Secured in the third quarter, Ingram became just the third player in franchise history to notch a triple-double before the fourth frame, and the third to notch 30/10/10 overall. Ingram also became the eighth player in NBA history to record a 30+ point triple-double without committing a turnover..
Ingram’s Player of the Week honor is the fourth of his career. He has been named Player of the Week in each of his four seasons as a Pelicans.
New Orleans, who has won four straight, battle the Blazers in Portland on Monday night.
Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram has been named the Western Conference Player of the Week for games played between Dec. 22-27, the league announced today.
The 23-year-old Ingram became the first player in Pelicans history to post at least 80 points, 20 rebounds and 20 assists through the team’s first three games of the year, and helped lead New Orleans to a 2-1 record to open the NBA season behind averages of 26.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, 6.7 assists and 1.0 steals. The reigning Most Improved Player finished the week one of just four players in the NBA to be averaging at least 26 points, seven rebounds and six assists, and was also one of just four players to average at least 26 points while shooting at least .440 from the field, .470 from three-point range and .820 from the free throw line.
Ingram’s Player of the Week honors is the second of his career, after earning the award the first time last season, and is the third player in team history to win the award multiple times, joining Chris Paul (eight) and Anthony Davis (five).