New Orleans Pelicans: 100-1

The New Orleans Pelicans finished 14 games beneath .500 this past year, but the 2014-15 effort must see them vault above the break-even mark.
That is a substantial improvement, even though it’s as much a statement on the franchise’s rotten luck a year past as anything else. Ryan Anderson and Jrue Holiday missed portions of the season with back and knee injuries. Eric Gordon and anthony Davis lost time Too.
Better fortune on the injury front, along with the inclusion of Omer Asik at the middle, should propel the Pelicans as they grow into a group worthy of Davis‘ presence. This season marks a developmental landmark for The Brow and the organization.
Themselves must now move into the postseason dialog, though not a championship-caliber team:
Sean Highkin of ProBasketballTalk writes:
Whether they have enough to actually get there’s a different conversation, and it is hard to point to a single team from last year’s playoff harvest that’s very likely to fall out. However, if Davis is as good as he’s going to be and everyone else stays relatively healthy, they’ve got a chance.
The Pelicans are building a skyscraper, and it will probably be sensible to get in on the ground floor.

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