A week is a small time from which to learn about a basketball team, but there are plenty of takeaways to digest from the opening week of the New Orleans Pelicans 2013-14 season.
After a preseason filled with hype and high hopes, the Pelicans showed us a glimpse of what they're all about when the bright lights turn on. Have they lived up to the lofty expectations? Yes and no.
Going 1-3 through four games will dampen anyone's mood, but there's plenty to like despite the tough start.
Let's delve inside the facts and figures of the Pelicans and see what we can draw from their first week as a unit. As Jay-Z famously quipped, "Men lie, women lie, numbers don't."