Biggest Needs for New Orleans Pelicans During 2014 Offseason

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Biggest Needs for New Orleans Pelicans During 2014 Offseason
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There are few offseason wish lists that are as straightforward as the New Orleans Pelicans'. 

The first, second and third orders of business will be getting healthy. Everything else is a matter of opinion. The organization probably needs to resolve its backcourt logjam that requires either Tyreke Evans or Eric Gordon to come off the bench.

It probably needs to upgrade a bench without many household names. 

But we'd be mistaken to judge New Orleans' final product based on the 2013-14 season alone. There wasn't enough Jrue Holiday or Ryan Anderson to make a fair assessment. And Evans didn't start to come along until he saw some starting opportunities in March.

As a consequence, there remain important questions about these Pelicans—more questions than answers.

All the same, here are a few answers based on what we know and what we think we know. 

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