Basketball 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
602 143
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Point guard
2
642 128
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Power forward, Center
3
322 134
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
4
256 90
Baron Davis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Point guard
5
266 109
Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Power forward
6
239 76
David West is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Power forward
7
203 87
Glen Rice is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward
8
213 94
Muggsy Bogues is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Point guard
9
151 39
Jrue Holiday is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
James Gent added Point guard, Shooting guard
10
150 58
Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Small forward
11
196 97
Dell Curry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward
12
157 81
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
13
176 48
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Riley Buxton added Center
14
120 49
Jamal Mashburn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Small forward
15
115 53
Tyreke Evans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward
16
84 36
Eric Gordon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Shooting guard
17
72 44
Ryan Anderson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Power forward
18
87 43
J. R. Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Mueez added Shooting guard
19
69 48
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Center
20
61 50
P. J. Brown is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Power forward, Center
21
73 49
Kendall Gill is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward
22
53 46
Emeka Okafor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
slaft added Power forward, Center
23
63 36
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
60 43
Eddie Jones is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Shooting guard
25
40 48
Anthony Mason is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Small forward, Power forward