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A list of the best New Orleans Pelicans of all time. Prior to the 2013-14 season, the New Orleans franchise changed its name from the Hornets, which it had been known as since its inception in 1988-89. It took a few years for the franchise to find its footing, but by the early 1990s, the Hornets were one of the most exciting teams in the league. Behind star players like Larry Johnson and Alonzo Mourning, the Hornets featured some of the best young players in the NBA. But like many NBA teams, the Hornets had to trade its best players, only to replace with other great players like Glen Rice and Anthony Mason. It's rare that a team is able to trade two of its best players of all time for two more great players. But in those early years, the Hornets were successfully able to do that.

The NBA Draft has been kind to the franchise as well. In addition to Johnson and Mourning, the team has drafted some of the top players at their positions, like Baron Davis and Chris Paul. Superstar point guards are hard to come by, yet New Orleans managed to snare two of them. Paul is considered one of the best current NBA players and his presence on the Hornets made them a team to watch.

While many of the players on this are from the team's Hornets days, there are a few future Pelicans players whose futures are bright. Anthony Davis, the first overall pick in 2012 is a Pelicans player who has great potential to be one of the best big men in the NBA.

This is a list of the best New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans of all time. If you see someone from this franchise who is not listed, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank the list based on who you think is the greatest New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans player of all time. 
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Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Anthony Davis Power forward, Center

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+ - 322 80
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Chris Paul Point guard

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+ - 201 67
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time

4
+ - 171 57
Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Larry Johnson Power forward

5
+ - 135 47
Glen Rice is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Glen Rice Shooting guard, Small forward

6
+ - 132 43
David West is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
David West Power forward

7
+ - 134 61
Baron Davis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Baron Davis Point guard

8
+ - 131 43
Muggsy Bogues is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Muggsy Bogues Point guard

9
+ - 131 52
Dell Curry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Dell Curry Shooting guard, Small forward

10
+ - 107 46
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time

11
+ - 49 16
Jrue Holiday is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Jrue Holiday Point guard, Shooting guard

12
+ - 81 32
Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Peja Stojakovic Small forward

13
+ - 50 6
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time

14
+ - 79 33
Jamal Mashburn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Jamal Mashburn Small forward

15
+ - 40 24
Ryan Anderson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Ryan Anderson Power forward

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+ - 72 36
Tyreke Evans is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Tyreke Evans Shooting guard, Small forward

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+ - 39 18
Eric Gordon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Eric Gordon Shooting guard

18
+ - 40 28
P. J. Brown is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
P. J. Brown Power forward, Center

19
+ - 45 18
J. R. Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
J. R. Smith Shooting guard

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+ - 42 31
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Vlade Divac Center

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+ - 49 31
Kendall Gill is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Kendall Gill Shooting guard, Small forward

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+ - 37 20
Trevor Ariza is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Trevor Ariza Shooting guard, Small forward

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+ - 30 29
Emeka Okafor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Emeka Okafor Power forward, Center

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+ - 31 28
Anthony Mason is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Anthony Mason Small forward, Power forward

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+ - 47 30
Eddie Jones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Eddie Jones Shooting guard

26
+ - 24 24
Jamaal Magloire is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time

27
+ - 29 24
David Wesley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
David Wesley Shooting guard

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+ - 26 30
Rex Chapman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Rex Chapman Shooting guard

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+ - 22 26
Chris Andersen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Chris Andersen Power forward, Center

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+ - 13 15
David Wingate is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
David Wingate Shooting guard, Small forward - david wingate

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+ - 9 9
Lance Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Lance Stephenson Point guard, Shooting guard

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+ - 15 19
Alexis Ajinça is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Alexis Ajinça Power forward, Center

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+ - 10 13
Norris Cole is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Norris Cole Point guard

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+ - 13 6
Jarrett Jack is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Jarrett Jack Point guard

35
+ - 11 16
Rasual Butler is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Rasual Butler Shooting guard, Small forward

36
+ - 11 14
Jason Smith is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Jason Smith Power forward, Center

37
+ - 13 16
J.R. Reid is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
J.R. Reid Power forward

38
+ - 4 16
Devin Brown is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Devin Brown Shooting guard

39
+ - 13 27
Kelly Tripucka is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time

40
+ - 5 14
Hilton Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Hilton Armstrong Power forward, Center

41
+ - 9 19
Robert Traylor is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Robert Traylor Power forward