An Eastern Conference general manager would be “surprised” if Brandon Ingram gets an extension from the New Orleans Pelicans before the Oct. 21 deadline.
Ingram is eligible for a rookie-scale extension. However, since he’s entering his first season with the Pelicans, New Orleans likely won’t give Ingram an extension because they haven’t seen him play yet.
“When a player is new to a team, an extension is unlikely,” the GM told Alex Kennedy of Hoops Hype. “For example, I’d be surprised if Brandon Ingram gets an extension before the deadline in October. Out of all these guys we’re discussing like Pascal Siakam, Jaylen Brown, Buddy Hield and Brandon Ingram, I’d be the most surprised if Ingram gets something done, just because he’s new there.