It's hard to believe we're just about at the midway point of the New Orleans Pelicans season. Minutes have begun to pile up, and the team's hierarchy becomes clearer with each passing game.
That's not to say there's no room for argument. Evaluation of a team is a subjective exercise beyond the win and loss columns, so some people will inherently value certain traits and values more than others.
For the sake of these rankings, we'll be taking a look at the players who have been the most valuable for the Pelicans thus far, while also looking as those who will contribute to the team's future success.
Although all-around excellence is ideal, brilliance in one area can trump being good at several things. A reliable three-point marksman is more valuable to a team than someone who is a jack-of-all-trades but a master of none.
So let's rank the 2013-14 Pelicans from worst to first and see who ends up on top. Feel free to debate in the comment section.