The Knicks could assemble a dynamic trio with a blockbuster trade for the Pelicans star this offseason

New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram could make sense for the New York Knicks this offseason if he becomes available for trade. Ingram could fill the Knicks’ need for another primary ball handler and also has a lot of chemistry with some of the Broadway staff.

Ingram spent the first three seasons of his career with the Los Angeles Lakers, where current Knicks stars Julius Randle and Josh Hart also wore the purple and gold. Ingram was not the player he is known as now during his time with the Lakers, averaging just 13.9 points per game in his three seasons with the team. In 2019, both Ingram and Hart were traded together to the New Orleans Pelicans. Hart would share the court with Ingram until 2022, when he was traded to the Portland Trailblazers, then joined the Knicks the following season.

It could be possible that the former young Lakers trio of Ingram, Hart and Randle could reunite as members of the Knicks. New York is expected to aggressively pursue upgrades to its roster following a highly successful 50-win season in 2024. Ingram is in the final year of a five-year deal he signed with New Orleans, earning approximately $36 million next season. If the Pelicans are unable to reach an extension with Ingram, they could look to trade him so as not to lose him for nothing in free agency in 2025.

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