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Brandon Ingram listed as questionable Thursday vs. the Clippers

Pelicans also ruled guards Lonzo Ball and Josh Hart out for Thursday. We break down the fantasy basketball impact for New Orleans.

New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram fights for the ball against Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Harris in the second quarter at Barclays Center. Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Pelicans Injury Report Status Update

Wednesday evening the Pelicans PR account tweeted their official injury report ahead of Thursday’s matchup vs. the Clippers.

Now, Brandon Ingram is listed as questionable along with PF/C Jahlil Okafor (ankle), while Lonzo Ball (adductor) and Josh Hart (knee) have been ruled out.

I touched on Hart a bit below, but with him sidelined now, the backcourt is all Jrue Holiday’s. He’ll likely see a ton of minutes with Frank Jackson now becoming a viable value play as the backup PG. If Ingram is out, give a small boost to E’Twaun Moore and Kenrich Williams, while Okafor’s absence would open up playing time for Jaxson Hayes in the frontcourt.

Check back here Thursday for more updates on the Pelicans’ injury front.

We got word yesterday that Brandon Ingram (knee) was day-to-day and could play Thursday vs. the Clippers. Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry announced today though, that Ingram will be a game-time call and that PG Lonzo Ball (adductor strain) will remain out of the lineup.

Ingram was ruled out prior to Monday’s game vs. the Rockets while Ball has been sidelined for the past two games.

Let’s take a look at how one or both of their absences from the lineup would impact things for New Orleans.

Fantasy Basketball Analysis, New Orleans Pelicans SG/SF Brandon Ingram and PG Lonzo Ball

With both Ingram and Ball sidelined, we can pick a few spots to target for value Thursday. Josh Hart and Kenrich Williams are the obvious candidates in the backcourt, while Jrue Holiday will take over as a focal point of the offense. The core group Gentry was leaning on was those three and SG J.J. Redick, who led New Orleans with 24 points in the loss to Houston.

Considering the Pelicans would be playing a much bigger lineup in the Clippers on Thursday, it’d be weird for Gentry to run four guards again. If Ingram returns, he’d slide back at SG in place of Hart, but perhaps we see more of Jahlil Okafor in the rotation. If Ingram remains out, well, it’d be a decent spot to target players from Los Angeles.