Bow down to this.
It was about as inevitable as the Lakers giving up every young stud not named Kuz, but a year after D’Angelo Russell’s breakout season in Brooklyn, Brandon Ingram had his own in the Big Easy.
Now, you’re looking at your Most Improved Player for the 2019-2020 NBA season.
That was a haul, folks. The Lakers gave up half their Hollywood house for the next great big man and dynamic duo, punch partner since Kareem and then Shaq when Anthony Davis said, “that’s all folks.” The price was worth the cost, but look what they lost.
A pure point in Lonzo.
It’s OK, they still got Rondo.
A prototypical role player in Josh Hart, circa the Horry, Fox and Fish era.
Allow us to introduce you to KCP, Danny Green and the Carushow.
Then there’s Ingram. A pure point scorer with a prototypical, albeit slight, frame for his game. The skinny on this dude reads like one hell of a scouting report. Putting up more 50-pieces than a Jazz and Nuggets game, this man’s inked arms swung big and hit big.
The Duke standout has been putting them up.
Sure, Kyle Kuzma feels like a more complete player to round out the Lakers’ Big Three like a big game James, but losing B.I. still hurt the Lake Show.
Jesus may not be able to block Kuz’s shot, but this young Durant could.
Kid is passion personified.
Don’t be twisted by those sleepy McGrady eyes.
Now, with his Hart and Ball brethren, he gives the Pelicans a flying team along with the alley that gets oop thrown towards the monster star of the future who can go by one name only, Zion.
Soon you’re only going to need to read what’s on Brandon’s back like these social statement jerseys to know just how much a household name he’s becoming.
Overcoming blood clots to hit big shots, you are now witnessing number 14’s freedom.
He won’t stop like his team won’t bow down, either. They may have just missed bubbling in the playoffs but with Jrue Holiday and J.J Redick, this complete team has more choice than Disney+.
If they stay together like Al Green, it’s all going to be love and happiness in Crescent City until they rise to a parade worthy of Mardi Gras. Cocked back like a Williamson dunk.
New Orleans Pelicans Big Three
This power project will end up producing a Big Three with Zion and Lonzo escaped from L.A. and doing their best Blake Griffin and CP3 impression. Especially with Ingram filling up the point production like a league fit I.G. With 23.8 per game, off 46.3 per cent from the clip.
Yet, he’s not poised to play the background to his back-court and big centre of attention. This first-time All-Star in Chicago is ready to put “super” in front of his name.
As of press time, however, this improvement is more than enough for a Pelican team with a lot on the bill. Most definitely.
From now on, don’t call him “Most Improved.” He’s been gunning for years.