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The Best New Orleans Pelicans of All Time

Updated October 22, 2021 7.1k votes 1.7k voters 31.9k views92 items

List RulesPlease rank the players based only on their time with the Hornets/Pelicans franchise

Who are the best New Orleans Pelicans of all time? Prior to the 2013-14 season, the New Orleans franchise was known as the Hornets. After rebranding to the Pelicans, the Crescent City embraced the new mascot while flocking to the Smoothie King Center. Basketball in New Orleans hasn't always been pretty though. The Pels last made the playoffs in 2018, upsetting the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round behind a talented team that featured Jrue Holiday, Rajon Rondo, and Anthony Davis. So is the best New Orleans Pelican ever?

There are a few Pelicans players whose futures are bright. Zion Williamson, the first overall pick in 2019 is a Pelicans player who has great potential to be one of the best big men in the NBA. He follows in the footsteps of Chris Paul and Davis, as former top draft picks for New Orleans who became franchise leaders. NOLA hoops fans are also hoping recent picks Kira Lewis and Trey Murphy live up to their potential.

Who is the best New Orleans Hornet/Pelican of all time? Vote below or rerank the list based on who you think is the greatest NOLA basketball player of all time. Flock Up! 

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