New Orleans Hornets Preseason Report 2014 posted by Hornets Fan
New Orleans Hornets, now called the New Orleans Pelicans in the 2013-14 season were beset with misfortune. The Pelicans could not reach the playoffs, even with the great five-player combination of Eric Gordon, Ryan Anderson, Tyreke Evans, Jrue Holiday, and Anthony Davis. These five players appeared together in only 12 games. Firstly, Gordon and Anderson were injured, when they came back, Davis went out, and when he was back Jrue was injured. Lastly, Anderson was seriously injured in the neck, which ended his season. Even when all of them were together, the Pelicans did not perform that well as a team.
For 2014-15 season, New Orleans Pelicans have a good chance of entering the playoffs. However, it will mainly depend on the performances of Tyreke Evans and Eric Gordon. Jrue Holiday has recovered from his injury, and Anthony Davis is showing signs of great potential. Many experts still feel that the team will have a hard time reaching the playoffs, unless Davis drastically improves his offenses and brings more versatility into the game.
In the offseason, the Pelicans managed to snag Omer Asik, who will most probably be put to protect the rim with Davis. Asik and Davis can form a dominant defense, but it might not be enough to get the team a playoff spot. Adding Asik into the five-player combo could be a winning strategy. However, many people felt the roster was flawed last season, and many players were overpaid. This season may not be any different, unless the five and Asik, remain together for more games, and perform as expected.Continue reading "New Orleans Hornets Preseason Report 2014"