Biggest Questions and Answers for New Orleans Pelicans This Offseason

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Biggest Questions and Answers for New Orleans Pelicans This Offseason
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Eric Gordon is rumored to be on the trading market.

When a team is stuck in the lottery for multiple years, like the New Orleans Pelicans have been, there are mounds of questions that must be answered.

While personnel changes occur every offseason, the Pelicans have many unanswered roster issues. Just five players from the 2012-13 season are under contract and five more have non-guaranteed salaries. 

New Orleans is looking at a bright future, perhaps just one player away from becoming contenders in the Western Conference.

The young core of this team is set and won't be touched this offseason as they are readying for a winning team.

The defense, both interior and perimeter, has been weak. Last season, New Orleans ranked 28th in defensive efficiency (Hollinger stats), allowing 107.6 points per every 100 possessions.

How to improve the defensive presence is a clear question as the offseason has begun, but what other questions must the Pelicans answer?

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