The Pelicans have been terrible this season. Just horrible. 1-11 in their first 12. Terrible defensively, giving up an abysmal 108.8 points per 100 possessions. And it only gets worse in the clutch. Is a good part of that due to injuries? Of course. They started the season playing Nate Robinson and Kendrick Perkins starter minutes, and they’re just now getting healthy.
But damn… Anthony Davis, yo.
You just can’t completely rule out a team with this dude. Even a team that sits at 3-11 right now, already 1/6th of the way through this season. I mean would you be that shocked to see them go on a run? Those 7 and 8 seeds are going to be there for a team in the mid-40’s, and I just can’t discount a team that has a dude who can do this.
There are like three players in the world who can do that. Davis, Kawhi, and obviously Porzignis. And a team with any of those guys is a team that can win any and every game.
Don’t write these guys off yet. Or at least wait until management cleans house to get a top five pick.