If things go right, here is how the New Orleans Pelicans could turn out.
The New Orleans Pelicans are a young team that has barely begun to scratch the surface of what they are going to be.
They have some very good young players, but none of them have reached their full potential, and we don’t really know how they are going to turn out.
Brandon Ingram is the NBA’s Most Improved Player, but is there another level?
Zion Williamson is a leaper and paint bully, but we’ve only seen the nascency of his immense talent.
Is Lonzo Ball going to reach his potential and become a top-five point guard in the NBA?
Nickeil Alexander-Walker and Frank Jackson have shown signs that there is a lot more to come and Jaxson Hayes still can’t buy alcohol.
Of the players who are certain to return, only Jrue Holiday and J.J. Redick are finished products, so the Pelicans will likely have six under-25 players still rounding into what they are going to be.
Since the draft is rapidly approaching, player comps will be flying fast and furious as people try to predict the best case scenario for the 2021 rookie class.
It’s an impossible task, and one the experts get wrong every year when they predict so and so will be the next LeBron James or what’s his name is the next Dwyane Wade.
After a year of watching them play, some best case scenario comparisons can be drawn for the New Orleans Pelicans, though they are almost as likely to be wrong.
If things break right, here is the best case scenario for every under-25 on the New Orleans Pelicans.