JJ Redick talks about Pelicans star Brandon Ingram and says that he watches more game film than anybody he’s ever played with.
Brandon Ingram was hyped as ‘the next Kevin Durant’ for his potential. The 6’7″ forward was first drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers. During his time with the Lakers, Ingram was a solid player. But he never really took that leap that into stardom that was expected of him.
BI’s career took off once he got traded to the New Orleans Pelicans. He averaged 24 points in his first season with the Pels and made the All Star Game. Ingram became the focal point of the Pelicans offense over the course of the season.
Teammate and NBA veteran JJ Redick has had a front seat to watch Brandon Ingram develop into the number one option on a team.
JJ Redick sings praises for Brandon Ingram and talks about his work ethic
When asked about the budding superstar, the sharpshooter had only words of kindness directed towards him. Redick said: “The guy watches more film than any player I’ve been around, except maybe Chris Paul.”
Being compared to Chris Paul in terms of knowledge of the game is a compliment in and of itself. JJ Redick has also been lobbying for Brandon Ingram to start averaging a triple double this season. Ingram has been working on his passing, averaging 5 assists a game.
His ex teammate Larry Nance Jr. said: “Ingram’s the hardest worker I’ve ever seen. The rest of us would get to practice and he’d already be drenched in sweat.”
“I’m not gonna stop until I’m the best.” Inside the building and rebuilding of Brandon Ingram, one of the most important swing players in the NBA over the next half-decade: https://t.co/AIu5evphps
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) January 19, 2021
Stan Van Gundy, the Pelicans’ new head coach, called his brother Jeff to let him know that Ingram ‘is the real deal.’ People have an immense amount of faith in Brandon Ingram eventually becoming a superstar.