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Brandon Ingram named season’s first Western Conference Player of the Week

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BI is off to a roaring start

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After walking away with the 2020 Most Improved Player Award, Brandon Ingram has wasted no time showing fans that it wasn’t a fluke and that even better things sit on the horizon.

Following first-week averages of 26.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 6.7 assists — to go along with leading the Pelicans to a 2-1 record out of the gates, Ingram was named the Western Conference Player of the Week for games played between Dec. 22-27 by the NBA today.

“Yeah, he’s that guy for us,” Lonzo Ball said after yesterday’s 98-98 win over the Spurs. “We all know that. We look to him, especially in crunch-time situations, to bring the win home for us. That’s what he has done twice now, so we have the utmost confidence in him and love playing with him.”

This marks the second time in his career that BI’s been honored as an NBA Player of the Week. He is the third player in New Orleans history to win the award multiple times, joining Chris Paul (eight) and Anthony Davis (five).

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