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