New Orleans Pelicans
Because of the way that the NBA is currently structured, it is a safe bet to assume that Anthony Davis will be in New Orleans for a while. That automatically places the Pelicans on the short list.
Davis is that good.
The former Kentucky Wildcat just turned 22 years old, but he is already a legitimate MVP candidate while keeping the Pelicans in the playoff mix despite a gauntlet in the Western Conference. Davis is a top-5 player in the league while leading the NBA in PER (31.52) and blocks (2.8 per game), and if New Orleans can surround him with more high-end talent in the coming years, this selection won’t seem out of place in the slightest.
LeBron James is (still) a better basketball player than Anthony Davis, but how long will that last? There is a real notion that Davis could make that jump in the next 12 months, and when he is allowed to blossom with strong teammates, the sky is the limit.
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