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. 
list ordered by

1
541 95
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Power forward, Center

2
502 119
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Point guard

3
278 110
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time

4
231 90
Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Power forward

5
211 78
Baron Davis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Point guard

6
202 69
David West is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Power forward

7
182 71
Glen Rice is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

8
187 73
Muggsy Bogues is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Point guard

9
173 80
Dell Curry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

10
111 29
Jrue Holiday is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
James Gent added Point guard, Shooting guard

11
124 47
Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Small forward

12
135 69
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time

13
142 29
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Riley Buxton added Center

14
108 41
Jamal Mashburn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Small forward

15
103 41
Tyreke Evans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

16
69 24
Eric Gordon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Shooting guard

17
63 33
Ryan Anderson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Power forward

18
72 31
J. R. Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Mueez added Shooting guard

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

20
60 41
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Center

21
67 43
Kendall Gill is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

22
46 38
Emeka Okafor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
slaft added Power forward, Center

23
55 28
Trevor Ariza is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
slaft added Shooting guard, Small forward

24
55 38
Eddie Jones is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Shooting guard

25
38 39
Anthony Mason is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Small forward, Power forward

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

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

28
25 18
Lance Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Tamis1966 added Point guard, Shooting guard

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

30
31 35
Chris Andersen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
slaft added Power forward, Center

31
22 9
Jarrett Jack is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
KobeBean24 added Point guard

32
20 23
Rasual Butler is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Shooting guard, Small forward

33
16 22
J.R. Reid is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Mueez added Power forward

34
15 23
David Wingate is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
tom-charbono added Shooting guard, Small forward - david wingate

35
21 30
Alexis Ajinça is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Power forward, Center

36
14 22
Norris Cole is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
DaNerd added Point guard

37
23 3
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
林倞宇 added Point guard

38
13 23
Jason Smith is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Power forward, Center

39
14 37
Kelly Tripucka is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time

40
12 27
Robert Traylor is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
slaft added Power forward

41
7 25
Hilton Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Power forward, Center

42
6 28
Devin Brown is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Shooting guard

43
2 0
Nikola Mirotić is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
fallocca26 added Power forward

44
1 1
Elfrid Payton is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
fallocca26 added Point guard

45
1 1
E'Twaun Moore is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
fallocca26 added Point guard, Shooting guard

46
1 1
Julius Randle is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
fallocca26 added Power forward

47
0 1
Solomon Hill is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
fallocca26 added Small forward

48
0 2
Wesley Johnson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
fallocca26 added Shooting guard, Small forward

49
0 2
Jahlil Okafor is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
fallocca26 added