New Orleans Pelicans: 100-1

The New Orleans Pelicans finished 14 games under .500 last year, but the 2014-15 campaign should see them vault over the break-even mark.
That is a substantial improvement, even though it’s as much a statement about the franchise’s rotten luck per year ago as anything else. Ryan Anderson and Jrue Holiday missed parts of the year with back and knee injuries, respectively. Eric Gordon and anthony Davis lost time.
Better fortune on the injury front, along with the addition of Omer Asik in the center, should propel the Pelicans as they develop into a group worthy of Davis’ existence. This season marks a critical developmental landmark for Your Brow and the organization.
Themselves must move in the postseason conversation, though not a championship-caliber team:
Sean Highkin of ProBasketballTalk writes:
Whether they’ve enough to really get there’s a different conversation, and it is hard to point to one team out of last year’s playoff harvest that’s likely to drop out. But if Davis is as good as he is likely to be and everybody 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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