There's nothing like power rankings to drive conversation in the sports world. Looking at the New Orleans Pelicans roster, there's plenty of room for debate going into the 2013-14 season.
Though New Orleans doesn't necessarily have a cast of A-list stars like the Miami Heat, there's a nice ensemble of players by the bayou that plenty of teams around the league would love to have. Without a clear cut superstar to put at the top of the list, there's a fight for the top spot.
Increasing the difficulty of the task, the Pelicans are a young outfit with plenty of room to grow. Past production—or lack thereof—is not necessarily an indicator of what will transpire on the court this year. The fortunes of a few of their marquee players could swing wildly this season.
Taking into account the past, present and future, let's rank the New Orleans Pelicans going into the 2013-14 season.