Here are our top three storylines for the 2017-18 New Orleans Pelicans, along with an invitation for you to weigh in on how each will play out.
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New Orleans has arguably the best power forward-center combo in the NBA in DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis, but the team will likely have to fight for a playoff spot in the loaded West.
Who else is lavishing Cousins with the max? At least half the league has (or claims to have) an ironclad "No Boogie" rule.
The Grizzlies said that they plan to eventually retire the number of Tony Allen, who spent seven seasons in Memphis before signing with the Pelicans.
Only one player checks off more boxes in terms of the usual criteria required of an MVP than The Brow.
With Rajon Rondo unavailable for the next four to six weeks, Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry could start E'Twaun Moore in the backcourt.
Forget the Warriors. To even make the playoffs, New Orleans will need more shooting and a better bench.
Boy, does it suck to be in the West. There are at least seven teams competing for the last four playoff spots, and they are all solid. Good luck picking which four make it.
Pelicans point guard Rajon Rondo had surgery for a sports hernia on Tuesday and is expected to be out 4-6 weeks, the team announced.
DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis, twin-towering against the NBA grain, with Cousins heading into free agency and basically every job in the organization on the line. Talk about must-see TV.