Even the New Orleans Pelicans finished 14 games under .500 this past year, but the 2014-15 campaign should see them vault above the break-even mark.
That’s a substantial improvement, even though it’s as much a statement on the franchise’s rotten luck a year ago as anything else. Jrue Holiday and ryan Anderson missed parts of the season with back and knee injuries, respectively. Anthony Davis and Eric Gordon lost time.
Better luck on the injury front, alongside the addition of Omer Asik in the center, should propel the Pelicans as they grow into a group worthy of Davis’ presence. This season marks a critical landmark for the organization along with Your Brow.
Though not a championship-caliber team, the Pelicans must move themselves into the postseason dialog:
Sean Highkin of ProBasketballTalk writes:
Whether they’ve enough to really get there’s a different discussion, and it is difficult to point to one team from last year’s playoff crop that is very likely to drop out. But if Davis is as good as he is likely to be and everybody else stays relatively healthy, they have got a opportunity.
The Pelicans are constructing a skyscraper, and it will probably be sensible to get in on the ground floor.
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