New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram has been named the 2019-20 NBA Most Improved Player. Ingram’s win was announced as part of TNT’s Inside the NBA, which has previously announced Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Defensive Player of the Year award as well as Nick Nurse’s Coach of the Year win.
The 2019-20 #KiaMIP is… @B_Ingram13! #NBAAwards pic.twitter.com/42CrQRo0K9
— NBA (@NBA) August 31, 2020
Voting on NBA Most Improved Player Award, won by the Pelicans’ @B_Ingram13: pic.twitter.com/dwUttItuBZ
— David Aldridge (@davidaldridgedc) August 31, 2020
Ingram arrived in New Orleans from the Los Angeles Lakers as part of the trade that saw Anthony Davis go the other way. Since that change of scenery, Ingram has stepped his game up immensely, securing an All-Star selection this season.
The Pelicans narrowly missed out on the playoffs this season, finishing with a record of 30-42, largely due to the injury sustained by rookie phenom Zion Williamson prior to the season. Carrying the offense for New Orleans in Williamson’s absence, Ingram posted season averages of 23.8 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game, career-high totals in all statistical categories.