NBA preview: Change of pace for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram with Pelicans

Los Angeles Times
NBA preview: Change of pace for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram with Pelicans
NBA preview: Change of pace for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram with Pelicans

Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram sat next to each other on the bench during the preseason opener, belly-laughing after a private joke. If they had still been playing for the Lakers, this would've been the news of the night — two key players returning from injuries, having fun in their return to the court. But they're not in Los Angeles. They're in New Orleans, teammates with No. 1 overall draft pick Zion Williamson, who was debuting that night. And because of that, no one really noticed. And for Ball and Ingram's future, that might just be perfect. “I think when you're in L.A., I know everybody wants to be the dude. Everybody wants to be that guy,” Ingram said. “There was more of us competing against

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