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Pelicans Are Reportedly Trying To Trade Key Player This Offseason

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The New Orleans Pelicans are starting to realize that you can’t expect different results by doing the same over and over.

Notably, that means they will have to part ways with their injury-prone stars to get over the hump once and for all.

And with Brandon Ingram now eligible to sign a contract extension, his time in the Big Easy might be coming to an end.

According to a report by Houston Rockets insider Kelly Iko, the Pelicans tried to move Ingram to Houston, but to no avail (via NBA Central).

Rumors are swirling about the Pelicans offering Brandon Ingram in a trade to Houston for Alperen Sengün, but Houston showed no interest, per @KellyIko

New Orleans also contacted Philadelphia to discuss a trade involving Ingram.

“Rumors have swirled about the Pelicans dangling…

— NBACentral (@TheDunkCentral) June 20, 2024

Apparently, the Pelicans tried to swap him for Alperen Sengun, but the Rockets weren’t interested — unsurprisingly.

Per the report, they’ve also reached out to the Philadelphia 76ers to inquire about a potential deal.

Truth be told, that would make significantly more sense.

The Sixers will have a big void to fill in the wing, and if they fail to land Paul George or trade for Jimmy Butler or LeBron James, Ingram would be a nice consolation prize.

Ingram is a talented player who’s proven to be able to hold his own defensively and score from all three levels.

The knock on him has been his being prone to injury, as well as some shortcomings in key moments.

Still, the Pelicans should be able to find a suitor for him at the right price, as he could be a solid second or third-scoring option for a contending team if surrounded by the right players.

It remains to be seen if they will trust Zion Williamson again since he is unable to stay healthy.

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