New Orleans Pelicans Training Camp 2013: Full Preview and Roster Projections

September 24th, 2013 by Kyle Neubeck Leave a reply »

The New Orleans Pelicans are ready to begin their first season under a new moniker. Will their high-profile offseason moves lead to a playoff berth?

Entering Year 2 of the Anthony Davis era, the spotlights have shifted to account for an incoming pair of players next to the spindly shot-blocking machine. With All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday and former Rookie of the Year Tyreke Evans now surrounding Davis, the sky is the limit for the Pelicans.

To reach their potential, Monty Williams and the Pelicans will have to work through growing pains and figure out how to maximize the strength of their weapons.

Will Eric Gordon and Tyreke Evans be able to coexist? Can Anthony Davis take the next step towards stardom?

These questions, among others, rest at the core of the inaugural flight of the Pelicans.


2012-13 Pelicans Season Summary 

27-55 record Fifth place Southwest Division 14th place Western Conference  

Key Stats: The Good and Bad

An area where the Pelicans should look to repeat their excellence is at the charity stripe.

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