New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram came to Tuesday night’s postgame news conference with his right ring and pinkie fingers taped up in black athletic tape, but he insisted he’ll be good to go for Game 6 on Thursday. “It’s fine,” Ingram said following the Pelicans’ 112-97 loss to the Phoenix Suns. “It got a little banged up during the game, but I’ll be all right.”
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Andrew Lopez: Brandon Ingram is good to go and won’t have any restrictions, Willie Green says.
Christian Clark: Brandon Ingram went through a full practice today, Willie Green says. All good for tomorrow.
Christian Clark: Willie Green said Brandon Ingram is questionable tomorrow against the Grizzlies. Ingram is dealing with right hamstring soreness.
Will Guillory: Jonas Valanciunas has been upgraded to available after missing last game with right ankle soreness. Brandon Ingram has been downgraded to doubtful with hamstring tightness. Guessing the team is giving him a day off with a big back-to-back lined up this weekend.
New Orleans: Jonas Valanciunas (right foot soreness) has been upgraded to available. CJ McCollum (left ankle sprain) has been upgraded to available. Brandon Ingram (right hamstring soreness) has been upgraded to available. Larry Nance Jr (right knee arthroscopy) has been downgraded to out.
Will Guillory: Brandon Ingram has been upgraded to PROBABLE for tonight’s game vs the Lakers, per the Pelicans
Brandon Ingram (right hamstring soreness) was upgraded to questionable on Friday’s injury report submitted to the league. He was listed as doubtful Wednesday, ahead of Thursday’s home win over Chicago.
Andrew Lopez: Willie Green says Brandon Ingram is out. Hopes to get him back soon. Wouldn’t commit to Ingram returning on Saturday or Sunday but sounded optimistic it wouldn’t be much longer before he’s back.
Brandon Ingram is not on track to return in time for Tuesdays’ game, but Green sounded pleased with his progress. “He’s coming along well,” Green said. “Still not necessarily a timeline on the exact day he’ll return. We want to get him back soon as well so we can make our run at this.”
Christian Clark: Brandon Ingram will miss a second straight game with right hamstring soreness, team says.
Marc Stein: The Pelicans say Brandon Ingram (right ankle sprain) will play tonight at Detroit.
Andrew Lopez: Willie Green says Brandon Ingram is out tonight but “getting better and better” and they expect him back soon. Could mean BI suits up tomorrow against Detroit. JV and Hart will warm up and see how they feel.
New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram did not play in the fourth quarter of Thursday’s 102-91 win over the New York Knicks because of a sprained right ankle. Pelicans head coach Willie Green told reporters after the game that Ingram could not have played in the final 12 minutes and the team will further evaluate him when they get back to New Orleans. There are no plans to do an MRI on Ingram at the moment and they’ll see how his ankle feels when they return home before taking any further steps, sources told ESPN. Cameras showed Ingram seated on the bench in the fourth quarter without a shoe on his right foot.
Marc Stein: The Pelicans say Brandon Ingram makes his return tonight after missing a few games with left Achilles soreness.
Christian Clark: Brandon Ingram will play tonight. First game in more than 2 weeks.
Oleh Kosel: Willie Green says Brandon Ingram went through a full shootaround earlier/warmups tonight BUT he’s OUT against the Nets tonight.
Will Guillory: Willie Green says Brandon Ingram is still day to day but his return “looks promising” after going through practice today. BI was still getting extra shots up when we walked into the practice facility today.
Will Guillory: Willie Green says Brandon Ingram will be out tonight. It’ll be the sixth straight game he missed with a hip contusion. Herb Jones remains a gametime decision.
Andrew Lopez: Willie Green says Brandon Ingram and Herb Jones are both out tonight. Says hopefully they can get them back soon.
Oleh Kosel: TNT announcers say they chatted with David Griffin earlier and he told them that Brandon Ingram looks like he might be just a couple of days away.
Will Guillory: Devonte’ Graham and Garrett Temple have both been upgraded to probable for tonight’s game in Phoenix. Brandon Ingram (right hip contusion) has been downgraded to doubtful.
Will Guillory: Devonte’ Graham is a new addition to the injury report with left adductor tightness. He’s questionable for tomorrow’s game. Brandon Ingram (right hip contusion) and Garrett Temple (left ankle sprain) are also questionable.
Andrew Lopez: Steven Adams and Brandon Ingram didn’t practice today. Nickeil Alexander-Walker did practice today however. Didn’t do contact. But was a part of everything they did.
Andrew Lopez: SVG: Brandon Ingram and Kira Lewis will play. Lonzo Ball will not play.
Will Guillory: Brandon Ingram and Kira Lewis are questionable once again for tomorrow’s game vs Philadelphia, per the Pelicans. Lonzo Ball (left hip flexor soreness) was added to the injury report and is listed as questionable. Ball missed seven games with a right hip flexor strain.
Christian Clark: SVG: Brandon Ingram and Kira Lewis Jr. are both OUT.
Christian Clark: Brandon Ingram officially ruled out.
Will Guillory: Stan Van Gundy says it’s “95 percent” that Brandon Ingram won’t be playing tonight. Looks like Pels will be without their three leading scorers tonight.
Christian Clark: Brandon Ingram officially ruled out. Right ankle is still a little swollen. New Orleans faces OKC on Thursday. All-Star Game is Sunday.
Jamie Hudson: Pelicans Injury Report: Zion Williamson (left ankle sprain) is probable and Brandon Ingram (right ankle sprain) is questionable for Tuesday’s game vs. Blazers.
Andrew Lopez: Re: Brandon Ingram’s ankle Team source says severity of the injury is unknown at this time – they have to wait until swelling goes down – but Ingram was fighting to stay in the game. Team wouldn’t allow it.
Will Guillory: Gentry says he still isn’t sure about Derrick Favors’ status tonight. Said Brandon Ingram will probably be out.
Derrick Favors, Brandon Ingram and Frank Jackson have all been ruled out of Sunday’s game against Golden State, joining five other Pelicans who are sidelined. As a result, New Orleans has nine players available to play vs. the Warriors, among a 17-player roster.
Roughly an hour before tip-off Saturday, New Orleans announced that Brandon Ingram is out and will not play against Miami. The team’s leading scorer is missing a third straight game.
Anthony Chiang: Shorthanded Pelicans vs. Heat tonight. Per the Pelicans: Lonzo Ball (Right Adductor Strain), Jahlil Okafor (Left Ankle Sprain) and JJ Redick (Left Great Toe Sprain) have been downgraded to OUT. Brandon Ingram (Right Knee Soreness) has been downgraded to QUESTIONABLE.
Will Guillory: Pelicans just announced that Brandon Ingram and Jahlil Okafor are officially out for tonight’s game against the Clippers
Christian Clark: Brandon Ingram is a game time decision tomorow. Lonzo Ball won’t play.
Jennifer Hale: For fans wondering what happened to B.I.’s R knee: he successfully went through shoot around this am & pre game warm ups tonight. When he sat down after warm ups, the knee tightened up. @PelicansNBA tell me they want to rest B.I. until tests are done tomorrow, including an MRI.
Michael Gallagher: Per Pels TV, Brandon Ingram is expected to get further testing tomorrow.
Christian Clark: Brandon Ingram is a late scratch. He’s out with right knee soreness. Josh Hart will start in his place.
New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram was not listed on the injury report Sunday evening and will be cleared to play Monday night against the Brooklyn Nets. Ingram left Saturday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder with a head injury and did not play in the second half.
Will Guillory: Source: Brandon Ingram was evaluated for but not diagnosed with concussion. Team will continue to monitor him before tomorrow’s game on Brooklyn. As of now, he is not in the concussion protocol.
Scott Kushner: Evaluations concluded Brandon Ingram did not suffer a concussion in yesterday’s loss at OKC, per source. He will be continue to be monitored and his status for Mon night at BKN is currently unknown.
Ingram’s specific injury wasn’t initially clear, with the team saying he was still being “evaluated” some 30 minutes after the game. He was evaluated for a concussion but was not diagnosed with one, a team source told ESPN’s Andrew Lopez. “I haven’t seen it at all,” coach Alvin Gentry said Saturday. “Just got hit in the head, that’s it.”
Jim Eichenhofer: Brandon Ingram (head injury) doubtful to return. It appears he was struck on a play in 2Q
Will Guillory: Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball say they are both close to being back to doing basketball activities. Lonzo says he’s about a week or two away from being cleared
Mike Bresnahan: Brandon Ingram (blood clots) said he kept going “back and forth” to the doctor, trying to figure out what was wrong. “When we were going through all those tests, I didn’t think it would be something this serious,” he said. Kept feeling tightness and a “little pinch” in his arm.
Tania Ganguli: Spoke to a hemotologist who said Ingram’s likelihood of a full recovery is in the high 90s percent-wise since his issue was structural. BI’s agent Jeff Schwartz said, “This is the best set of facts you could have with a clot.“ He’ll be pretty much recovered in 3-4 months.
Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram underwent successful thoracic outlet decompression surgery on his right arm Saturday and is expected to make a full recovery in three to four months, sources told ESPN.
Ingram was shut down last week after a medical examination of his sore right shoulder revealed deep venous thrombosis — a condition caused by a blood clot. That clot was removed Saturday. “This couldn’t have been a better set of facts for a clot,” Ingram’s agent, Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports Management, told ESPN.
Ingram, the Lakers’ No. 2 pick out of Duke University in 2016, had a condition that was linked to the makeup of his body, rather than the makeup of his blood. “It’s a night and day difference between a hematological issue, or a blood issue however you want to put it, and a structural issue,” Schwartz told ESPN. “This was not related to his blood producing something that would cause blood clots. This was purely structural.”
Alex Kennedy: Brandon Ingram has a DVT – a blood clot that forms in the [arm] (usually when immobile, like on a flight). A DVT can become a pulmonary embolism. That’s what Chris Bosh had. It can kill you. He’ll need to take a blood-thinning med for a few months. You can’t play while on that med. (…) If Brandon Ingram gets 2nd DVT, he’d need to be on a blood-thinning med long-term to prevent a possibly lethal clot. You can’t play while on that med because you’re at risk of a bleeding episode. Hopefully this is a one-time thing. Otherwise, he may be in same boat as Chris Bosh.
Alex Kennedy: I don’t mean to be a downer regarding the Brandon Ingram DVT news. Like I said, this only becomes serious if Ingram has a clotting issue and needs blood-thinning meds long-term. Plenty of athletes have had one clot and were fine after that. Anderson Varejao, Serena Williams, etc.
John Karalis: Lakers announce that testing on Brandon Ingram revealed a Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) in his arm. Ingram is expected to miss the remainder of the season.
Ryan Ward: Both Kyle Kuzma (ankle) and Brandon Ingram (shoulder) didn’t practice today. #Lakers
Mike Trudell: Ingram and Rondo have both been recalled by the Lakers, after they practiced with the @SouthBayLakers. They’ll rejoin the Lakers when the team returns from the road trip that concludes tonight in Brooklyn.
Mike Trudell: Brandon Ingram will not join the team on the remainder of the trip (through Tuesday at Brooklyn), but is progressing well from the sprained ankle.
Mike Bresnahan: Brandon Ingram will not travel with the team to Houston, as expected, and will be evaluated again Saturday. If Ingram’s knee feels better, there’s a change he meets up with the team later that day in Charlotte, Luke Walton said.
Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram has an ankle sprain, an MRI showed, according to the team. He will be re-evaluated in a week. The Lakers are at Memphis on Saturday night, host Miami on Monday and are back on the road Thursday against Houston.
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Adrian Wojnarowski: Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns has agreed on a four-year, $224M super max extension, his agent Jessica Holtz of @CAA_Basketball tells ESPN. Deal begins with the 2024-25 season and delivers Towns’ total contract value to six years and $295M.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Booker and Towns’ representative, Jessica Holtz, is the first female player agent to secure a max contract — and did it with two super max deals on the same day. Booker and Towns’ representative, Jessica Holtz, is the first female player agent to secure a max contract — and did it with two super max deals on the same day.
As the first day of free agency nears a close, distance remains between the contract desires of Kevon Looney and Gary Payton II and the willingness from the Warriors to meet that number, sources told The Athletic. In particular, the odds that Payton departs the Warriors are rising rapidly, with the internal belief they are likely to lose him.
Facing a record tax bill multiplying each additional dollar spent by nearly seven, the Warriors entered free agency intent on avoiding any overpay that the market doesn’t demand. They want to bring both Looney and Payton back. Both players prefer a reunion with the defending champions, if the price is right. That’s where the current separation exists.