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
587 111
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Power forward, Center

2
550 127
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Point guard

3
302 121
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time

4
231 86
Baron Davis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Point guard

5
247 99
Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Power forward

6
218 72
David West is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Power forward

7
189 77
Glen Rice is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

8
198 81
Muggsy Bogues is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Point guard

9
184 86
Dell Curry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

10
134 51
Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Small forward

11
123 33
Jrue Holiday is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
James Gent added Point guard, Shooting guard

12
143 74
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time

13
159 36
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Riley Buxton added Center

14
113 46
Jamal Mashburn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Small forward

15
107 46
Tyreke Evans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

16
74 29
Eric Gordon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Shooting guard

17
65 39
Ryan Anderson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Power forward

18
77 36
J. R. Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Mueez added Shooting guard

19
56 46
P. J. Brown is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Power forward, Center

20
63 45
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Center

21
67 48
Kendall Gill is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

22
47 43
Emeka Okafor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
slaft added Power forward, Center

23
58 32
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 40
Eddie Jones is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Shooting guard

25
38 43
Anthony Mason is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time
Small forward, Power forward