Brandon Ingram
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Brandon Ingram should win the Most Improved Player of the Year award this season, according to Alvin Gentry.

The head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans believes Ingram, who played in his first All-Star Game this season, deserves to win the award.

“I’ll be very disappointed if he’s not the Most Improved Player, because he took a tremendous jump this year, in making the All-Star team and just overall, being that guy we could count on at the end of the game,” Gentry said, via Pelicans team insider Jim Eichenhofer.

Prior to the NBA suspension, Ingram was averaging 24.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists — all career-highs.