Mag NBA preview: Pelicans

LAST YEAR'S top pick, Anthony Davis more than justified his hype, posting a rookie-year WARP of 8.1 and joining Magic, LeBron, Kobe and KG as guys who broke the eight-WARP barrier before they could legally drink. As the grooming of The Brow continues, GM Dell Demps traded Nerlens Noel and a 2014 first-rounder to Philly for All-Star PG Jrue Holiday. Pair them with stretch PF Ryan Anderson and the Pelicans look poised to take off.

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