Stan Van Gundy says Zion and Ingram are ‘two of the most unique young guys in the entire league’

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Stan Van Gundy, the new coach of the New Orleans Pelicans, talks about the roster he is looking forward to working with, starting with the duo of 2 of the 4 former Duke players under contract, Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram.

“You’ve got two of the most unique young guys in the entire league, (including) Brandon Ingram, who’s the most improved player in the league,” Van Gundy said. “He’s one of those really tall, long guys who plays like a point guard, who can get to anywhere on the floor and score the ball. I don’t even know the comparison for Zion Williamson. He’s unique in the way he plays, but this is a guy coming off an injury for most of the year that was able to be extremely productive and efficient. There’s just not people like that. There’s a lot to build around there.”

In over 400 minutes with Ingram and Zion together on the court the Pelicans have scored 8.2 points per 100 possessions more than those allowed, a figure that rises to 15.6 per 100 possessions in the 318 minutes with the duo plus Lonzo Ball and Jrue Holiday.


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