The New Orleans got Demarcus Cousins without having to give Anthony Davis. Cousins and Davis will be the best NBA big man combo 4 and 5 since Marc Gasol and Zack Randolph glory days or DeAndre Jordan and a healthy Blake Griffin. Jrue Holiday will have fun collecting assists feeding his big men the ball in their favourite spots on the court.
Head Coach Alvin Gentry will win many more game and seem a lot smarter will Cousins and Davis as his starting big men. Solomon Hill and E’Twaun Moore will have many open shots from behind the arc now that they are playing with the best big man tandem in the NBA.
The Pelicans are 2 games out of the last playoff spot in the Western Conference. They are six teams fighting for the last spot. Sacramento Kings will drop out. Denver Nuggets are a young team and they may move some players before deadline, which will affect their chances. Portland Trail Blazers and Dallas Mavericks don’t have enough talent to make a serious run late in the season. Minnesota Timberwolves are a year away and should move Ricky Rubio.
The Pelicans size could give the Golden State Warriors a hard time because Davis is athletic enough to nullify the Draymond Green advantage at power forward. Davis is quick enough to guard the three-point line and Kevin Durant when Warriors put him at the four. The Pelicans are a scary team to play in the first round and could surprise as long as Cousins doesn’t get too many technical fouls.
Can the Pelicans beat the Warriors in a seven game series?
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