With the Pelicans and Kings staying in the same hotel during the New York road trip, Brandon Ingram had the chance to meet his former coach, Luke Walton.
“He just told me he really liked how I’m playing,” said Ingram (via Joe Vardon of The Athletic). “I always remember Luke telling me if I was able to shoot the basketball, I would be a really, really good player in this league. If I didn’t know how to shoot, I would be average. So I took that into my offseason.”
“I’m waiting to drop 50 on him in Sacramento,” said Ingram, who had a career-high 40 points against the Nets last night.