New Orleans Pelicans: 100-1

Even the New Orleans Pelicans finished 14 games under .500 last year, but the 2014-15 effort should see them vault above the break-even mark.
That’s a significant improvement, 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 enormous portions of the year with knee and back injuries. Eric Gordon and anthony Davis lost time.
Better fortune on the injury front, along with the addition of Omer Asik at the middle, should propel the Pelicans forwards as they develop into a team worthy of Davis’ presence. This year marks a developmental landmark for The Brow and the organization.
Themselves must move into the postseason conversation though not yet a championship-caliber team:
Sean Highkin of ProBasketballTalk writes:
Whether they have enough to really get there is a different conversation, and it is hard to point to a single team from last year’s playoff harvest that is likely to drop out. But if Davis is as good as he’s going to be and everyone else remains relatively healthy, they’ve 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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