Brandon Ingram, available after striking out 29 games for the Pelicans

Brandon Ingram, available after striking out 29 games for the Pelicans

New Orleans – After missing the last 29 games with a bruised left big toe, Brandon Ingram He will return to the New Orleans Pelicans lineup on Wednesday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Ingram last played on November 25 against the Memphis Grizzlies when he kicked the back of the foot of another player, causing the injury.

“You watch Brandon in his 5-on-5 games and you realize how high his basketball IQ is,” Pelicans coach Willie Green said before the game. “His skill set is at a high level. He’s going to get a little rusty when he comes back. That’s part of coming back, too. But he’s a competent basketball player. The guys love him and others like him in the NBA are what makes this league special.”

In 15 games this season, Ingram has averaged 20.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.7 assists on 47.2% shooting. He also shoots 46.7% from depths, which would be the best of his career.

swans forward, Larry Nance Jr. , one of many members of the team who had taken on various roles during Ingram’s absence, was looking forward to the return of his teammate.

“I’m excited to bring him back for selfish reasons,” Nance said after the Pelicans’ loss to the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday. “When these guys are around, you have to pay so much attention to them that we roleplayers can really put our mark on the game. He plays, he gets that attention. He’s so selfless that the rest of us will get our chance.”

Pelicans also will get forward backwards Marshall survived Wednesday. He has missed the last three games due to a sore toe in his right foot.

Marshall rose to an integral role with Ingram and Zion Williamson Absent he averages 16.4 points in his last 10 games, scoring in double digits in every single one.

New Orleans may be without a rookie guard Dyson Daniels For some time. He sprained his ankle against the Nuggets and Green said Wednesday he will be out for a while. Daniels left the Smoothie King mall on crutches and shoes on Tuesday.

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