NBA The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time  

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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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512 88
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Anthony Davis Power forward, Center

2
475 114
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Chris Paul Point guard

3
270 105
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time

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224 87
Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Larry Johnson Power forward

5
203 77
Baron Davis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Baron Davis Point guard

6
195 67
David West is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
David West Power forward

7
176 70
Glen Rice is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Glen Rice Shooting guard, Small forward

8
179 70
Muggsy Bogues is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Muggsy Bogues Point guard

9
167 76
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
131 67
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time

11
118 46
Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Peja Stojakovic Small forward

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99 28
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

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129 24
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Riley Buxton added DeMarcus Cousins Center

14
107 40
Jamal Mashburn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Jamal Mashburn Small forward

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99 41
Tyreke Evans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Tyreke Evans Shooting guard, Small forward

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66 23
Eric Gordon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Eric Gordon Shooting guard

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60 31
Ryan Anderson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Ryan Anderson Power forward

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69 29
J. R. Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Mueez added J. R. Smith Shooting guard

19
55 40
P. J. Brown is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
P. J. Brown Power forward, Center

20
59 41
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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67 43
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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43 36
Emeka Okafor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
slaft added Emeka Okafor Power forward, Center

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53 26
Trevor Ariza is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
slaft added Trevor Ariza Shooting guard, Small forward

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38 38
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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55 38
Eddie Jones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Eddie Jones Shooting guard

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42 30
David Wesley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
David Wesley Shooting guard

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36 38
Rex Chapman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
wiabux added Rex Chapman Shooting guard

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25 16
Lance Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Tamis1966 added Lance Stephenson Point guard, Shooting guard

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26 33
Jamaal Magloire is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time

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30 34
Chris Andersen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
slaft added Chris Andersen Power forward, Center

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19 23
Rasual Butler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Rasual Butler Shooting guard, Small forward

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20 9
Jarrett Jack is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
KobeBean24 added Jarrett Jack Point guard

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15 22
David Wingate is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
tom-charbono added David Wingate Shooting guard, Small forward - david wingate

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20 29
Alexis Ajinça is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Alexis Ajinça Power forward, Center

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15 22
J.R. Reid is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Mueez added J.R. Reid Power forward

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13 21
Norris Cole is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
DaNerd added Norris Cole Point guard

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13 22
Jason Smith is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Jason Smith Power forward, Center

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14 37
Kelly Tripucka is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time

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17 3
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
林倞宇 added Rajon Rondo Point guard

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12 26
Robert Traylor is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
slaft added Robert Traylor Power forward

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7 23
Hilton Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Hilton Armstrong Power forward, Center

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5 25
Devin Brown is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Devin Brown Shooting guard