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New Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram says he’s ‘close’ to normal

FILE - In this March 2, 2019 photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram (14) shoots next to Phoenix Suns' DeAndre Ayton during an NBA basketball game in Phoenix. (Rick Scuteri / Associated Press)
FILE - In this March 2, 2019 photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram (14) shoots next to Phoenix Suns' DeAndre Ayton during an NBA basketball game in Phoenix. (Rick Scuteri / Associated Press)
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METAIRIE, La. – Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram says he’s “pretty close” to resuming normal workouts as he continues to recover from surgery to address a blood clot in his right arm.

Ingram says he has not resumed shooting, but has worked on his shooting form while also conducting ball-handling and passing drills, as well as lower-body workouts.

Ingram did not give a specific timeline for his return to full basketball activities with the Pelicans, the team to which the Lakers traded him this offseason as part of a multi-player and multi-draft pick deal for six-time All-Star Anthony Davis.

Ingram spoke about his health on Tuesday during formal introductions at Pelicans headquarters for him and three other new players: guard Lonzo Ball, swing player Josh Hart, and center Derrick Favors.

Ball and Hart also were part of the Davis trade. Favors was traded by Utah to New Orleans.

Ingram was averaging 18.3 points and 5.1 rebounds last season before he was diagnosed with deep venous thrombosis in early March.

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