Adrian Wojnarowski: Ingram passed on a more modest extension offer a year ago after arriving from Lakers in the Anthony Davis trade. He counted on a bigger role to elevate his performance and earning power, and it did. Ingram earned a Western Conference All-Star berth and now cashes in on max deal.
Adrian Wojnarowski: New Orleans Pelicans All-Star F Brandon Ingram has agreed to a five-year, $158 million maximum contract extension, his agents Jeff Schwartz and Jordan Gertler of @excelsm_bball tell ESPN.
Eastern Conference GM: “When a player is new to a team, an extension is unlikely. For example, I’d be surprised if Brandon Ingram gets an extension before the deadline in October. Out of all these guys we’re discussing like Pascal Siakam, Jaylen Brown, Buddy Hield and Brandon Ingram, I’d be the most surprised if Ingram gets something done, just because he’s new there. Unless you’re talking about James Harden and you know the player is great so you give him an extension as soon as you trade for him, typically guys who just got acquired don’t get extended. It’s easy for the team to say, ‘Listen, it’s not that we don’t think you’re great, it’s just that we don’t know you yet.’”
January 18, 2021 | 5:29 pm EST Update
Sarah K. Spencer: Hawks get a much-needed win, 108-97, against the Timberwolves. De’Andre Hunter: season-high 25 pts Clint Capela: 23 pts, 15 reb, 3 blk Kevin Huerter: 17 pts, 8 ast, 7 reb, 3 st Trae Young: 20 pts, 13 ast, 8 reb, 3 st John Collins: 15 pts, 7 reb, career-high 5 blk