New Orleans has had an NBA team for quite some time. However, they’ve gone through many name changes and handle switches. As such, this iteration of the New Orleans roster has not had the strongest showing. Since their rebranding in 2002, they’ve only won 633 games compared to their 715 losses. They’ve only made 7 playoff appearances, with none of them coming close to the championship, with the closest they’ve come being knocked out at the conference semifinals.
Chris Paul, PG (96)
Traits: All-ARound Superstar
Best Stats: Layups, Passing, Steals
What more can be said about Chris Paul that hasn’t already? Deemed The Point God, Paul held on to a strong average throughout all of his seasons, cementing himself as a power pick whenever he was on the court. During his six seasons with the Pelicans, then named the Hornets, he was able to secure a solid 18.7 points per game throughout the years. Not only that, he had an amazing 2.4 average steals per game, as well as a monstrous 9.9 assists per game, making him the ideal Point guard to have as a team player.
Anthony Davis, PF/C (92)
Traits: Two-Way Star
Best Attributes: Stamina, Layups, Post Offense
Having been with the Pelicans since 2012, Anthony Davis has always been seen as the gatekeeper of the basket. During his career so far, Davis has secured a 24.0 point per game average, as well as 1.4 steals per game. But, his main strong point is his ability to hold an average of 2.4 blocks per game in such a softie environment the NBA has turned into, as well as 10.6 rebounds per game.
Baron Davis, PG (90)
Traits: All-Around Superstar
Best Stats: Steals, Ball Handling, passing
Although Baron Davis bounced around to many different teams throughout his career, he had many stints where he was one of the top dogs on the court. One such set of seasons was with the Pelicans, where he spent three years racking up a solid 20.2 point average per game, as well as 2.1 steals per game. He was also a strong team player, which was defined by his solid 7.0 assists per game.
Jamal Mashburn, SF (89)
Traits: Scoring Machine
Best Stats: Layups Stamina, Mid-Range
Before the New Orleans organization rebranded their team, Jamal Mashburn was able to sneak in 2 years with the Hornets before his retirement. During those two years, he was able to solidify his standing to say he wasn’t going out as a sputter. He racked up an average of 21.5 points per game, as well as 1.0 steals per game. Along with that, he pushed 5.0 assists per game, along with a nice 6.1 rebounds per game, making him a decent threat around the court no matter what.
DeMarcus Cousins, C/PF (89)
Traits: All-Around Superstar
Best Stats: Strength, Stamina, Post Offense
DeMarcus Cousins only played about a season and a half for the Pelicans. And in that short run, he was an absolute monster on the court. Going in with 25.0 points averaged per game, he held one of the highest rebounds per game average in the league, with 12.7 total per game. He also had 1.6 steals and 1.5 blocks per game, which is way above the average that you might often see.
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