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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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341 62
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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2
339 81
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Chris Paul Point guard

3
205 75
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time

4
176 63
Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Larry Johnson Power forward

5
139 45
David West is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
David West Power forward

6
138 50
Glen Rice is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Glen Rice Shooting guard, Small forward

7
139 63
Baron Davis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Baron Davis Point guard

8
135 47
Muggsy Bogues is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Muggsy Bogues Point guard

9
112 50
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time

10
135 60
Dell Curry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Dell Curry Shooting guard, Small forward

11
63 6
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Riley Buxton added DeMarcus Cousins Center

12
58 18
Jrue Holiday is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
James Gent added Jrue Holiday Point guard, Shooting guard

13
86 34
Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Peja Stojakovic Small forward

14
84 34
Jamal Mashburn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Jamal Mashburn Small forward

15
43 25
Ryan Anderson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Ryan Anderson Power forward

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76 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

17
42 19
Eric Gordon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Eric Gordon Shooting guard

18
42 30
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
48 20
J. R. Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Mueez added J. R. Smith Shooting guard

20
52 33
Kendall Gill is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Kendall Gill Shooting guard, Small forward

21
39 21
Trevor Ariza is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
slaft added Trevor Ariza Shooting guard, Small forward

22
42 34
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Vlade Divac Center

23
31 30
Emeka Okafor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
slaft added Emeka Okafor Power forward, Center

24
32 29
Anthony Mason is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Anthony Mason Small forward, Power forward

25
47 31
Eddie Jones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Eddie Jones Shooting guard

26
28 31
Rex Chapman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
wiabux added Rex Chapman Shooting guard

27
24 25
Jamaal Magloire is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time

28
30 25
David Wesley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
David Wesley Shooting guard

29
22 28
Chris Andersen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
slaft added Chris Andersen Power forward, Center

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11 10
Lance Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Tamis1966 added Lance Stephenson Point guard, Shooting guard

31
17 19
Alexis Ajinça is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Alexis Ajinça Power forward, Center

32
13 16
David Wingate is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
tom-charbono added David Wingate Shooting guard, Small forward - david wingate

33
13 16
Rasual Butler is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Rasual Butler Shooting guard, Small forward

34
13 6
Jarrett Jack is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
KobeBean24 added Jarrett Jack Point guard

35
10 14
Norris Cole is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
DaNerd added Norris Cole Point guard

36
12 14
Jason Smith is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Jason Smith Power forward, Center

37
14 16
J.R. Reid is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Mueez added J.R. Reid Power forward

38
13 28
Kelly Tripucka is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time

39
5 14
Hilton Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Hilton Armstrong Power forward, Center

40
9 19
Robert Traylor is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
slaft added Robert Traylor Power forward

41
4 17
Devin Brown is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Devin Brown Shooting guard