New Orleans Pelicans: Ceiling and floor for Pels under the age of 25

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New Orleans Pelicans: Ceiling and floor for Brandon Ingram

Ceiling: Perennial All-Star, multiple time scoring champion, Top-5 MVP candidate

Floor: Multiple time All-Star

Brandon Ingram has already proven himself to be a star in this league, so his floor is closer to the roof than most.

Ingram is going to be a multiple-time All-Star in the NBA, that much is clear, but considering he is only 23-years-old, we are not even sure how good he can be.

Ingram is playing at an All-NBA level this year and looks like a guy who will win a scoring title sometime in the near future.

The only thing keeping Brandon Ingram from being an MVP candidate someday is his defense, otherwise, he doesn’t have a ceiling.

New Orleans Pelicans: Ceiling and floor for Lonzo Ball

Ceiling: Top-5 point guard in the NBA, multiple All-Star appearances

Floor: You’re probably seeing it

Lonzo Ball has put together two very good games but has otherwise been inconsistent this season.

His game against the Bucks showed what he can be when he is being aggressive and running the offense. He has also flashed elite defense at times, so Lonzo has the talent to be an All-Star someday and to eventually be one of the league’s best point guards.

Fans have complained about how he is being used but for great players, it shouldn’t matter. Is there any role in which Zion Williamson would not thrive? How about Brandon Ingram?

Lonzo needs to consistently be the Pels’ third-best player and be comfortable with that designation, otherwise, he may reach his potential on another team.

His ceiling is a player like Jason Kidd but it’s on Lonzo to get himself there.