New Orleans Pelicans: 100-1

Even the New Orleans Pelicans finished 14 games beneath .500 this past year, but the 2014-15 effort should see them vault above the break-even mark.
That is a substantial improvement, though it’s as much a statement on the franchise’s rotten luck a year past as anything else. Jrue Holiday and ryan Anderson missed portions of the season with knee and back injuries, respectively. Anthony Davis and Eric Gordon lost time.
Better fortune on the injury front, along with the massive inclusion of Omer Asik in the center, should propel the Pelicans as they develop into a group worthy of Davis‘ presence. This year marks a critical landmark for Your Brow along with the organization.
Themselves must now move in the postseason conversation though not a championship-caliber team:
Sean Highkin of ProBasketballTalk writes:
Whether they’ve enough to really get there’s a different discussion, and it is hard to point to one team out of last year’s playoff crop that’s likely to drop out. But if Davis is as good as he’s going to be and everybody else remains relatively healthy, they’ve got a chance.
The Pelicans are constructing a skyscraper, and it would probably be wise to get in on the ground floor.

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