NBA Podcast: 2013-14 New Orleans Pelicans Season Preview

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NBA Podcast: 2013-14 New Orleans Pelicans Season Preview
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If Tyreke Evans and Eric Gordon can get in this picture, the New Orleans Pelicans will be sitting pretty.

Brand new name. Brand new look. Can the New Orleans Pelicans completely reinvent their brand with a new era of basketball success?

Anthony Davis, Ryan Anderson and Eric Gordon already ensured this team had some intrigue. Adding Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evan during the offseason took it to the next level of "watchable," however. Yet this athletic group must share the basketball.

Will coach Monty Williams increase the tempo to fit his new personnel? Can one of the league's worst benches show it's noticeably improved since last season? What is Tyreke Evans' position, regardless of whether he's a starter or super sub? Who is playing center alongside Anthony Davis? Or is it Davis?

New Orleans has plenty of questions to answer, especially as it tries to climb up from the Western Conference basement. The good news? This young group has plenty of time to make it happen, and it will be a lot of fun to watch doing so.

Pelicans Featured Columnist Dave Leonardis joins assistant editors Ethan Norof and Joel C. Cordes for the latest episode of Basketball by Association.

 

(If the embedded player fails to load, you can find the full episode here.)

We look at the best and the worst of the Pelicans offseason, along with the biggest questions heading into 2014. We'll also detail New Orleans' keys to a successful year while predicting its final position in the standings.

 

Want more team-by-team NBA season previews? Find the latest here. Basketball by Association cast members and pro-hoops analysis can be found at Bleacher Report's Court Vision blog.

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