AP source: Ingram signs max contract extension with Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says restricted free agent Brandon Ingram has agreed to a five-year, $158 million contract with the New Orleans Pelicans. The person spoke to the Associated Press on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the contract has not been announced. Ingram is the NBA’s reigning most improved player after averaging a team-high 23.8 points in his first season with the Pelicans. His decision allows him to continue to develop his game alongside 2019 first overall draft choice Zion Williamson and Lonzo Ball. The Pelicans this offseason also have  acquired 7-foot center Steven Adams and guard Eric Beldsoe.