New Orleans Pelicans: 100-1

Even the New Orleans Pelicans finished 14 games beneath .500 this past year, but the 2014-15 campaign must see them vault above the break-even mark.
That is a significant improvement, even though it’s as much a statement on the franchise’s rotten luck per year ago as anything else. Jrue Holiday and ryan Anderson missed enormous parts of the year with knee and back injuries, respectively. Anthony Davis and Eric Gordon lost time Too.
Better luck on the injury front, along with the massive inclusion of Omer Asik at the middle, should propel the Pelicans forwards as they grow into a group worthy of Davis’ presence. This year marks a critical milestone for The Brow and the organization.
The Pelicans should now move themselves in the postseason conversation though not a championship-caliber team:
Sean Highkin of ProBasketballTalk writes:
Whether they have enough to really get there’s a different conversation, and it’s difficult to point to a single team from last year’s playoff crop that’s very likely to fall out. However, if Davis is as good as he’s likely to be and everyone else remains relatively healthy, they have got a opportunity.
The Pelicans are constructing a skyscraper, and it will probably be wise to get in on the ground floor.

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