The New Orleans Pelicans, formerly known as the New Orleans Hornets, have had their fair share of standout players over the years. From their early days in Charlotte to their current roster in New Orleans, the Pelicans have had some impressive talent take the court in their uniforms.

Here are the top 5 best players in New Orleans Pelicans history:

  1. Anthony Davis - Davis is widely regarded as the best player in Pelicans history. He spent seven seasons with the franchise, earning six All-Star selections, three All-NBA First Team honors, and three All-Defensive First Team selections. Davis was a dominant force on both ends of the floor, with career averages of 23.9 points, 10.5 rebounds, 2.4 blocks, and 1.4 steals per game.

  2. Chris Paul - Although Paul only played in New Orleans for six seasons, he made a huge impact during his time there. He was named to the All-Star team in all six of his seasons with the Hornets and was a two-time All-NBA First Team selection. Paul was a dynamic point guard who averaged 18.7 points, 9.9 assists, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.4 steals per game while leading the team to their only Western Conference Finals appearance in 2008.

  3. David West - West spent eight seasons with the Hornets and was a consistent scoring threat during his tenure. He was a two-time All-Star and averaged 18.9 points and 7.6 rebounds per game while shooting 48.6% from the field. West played an important role in leading the Hornets to the playoffs in four of his eight seasons with the team.

  4. Jrue Holiday - Holiday spent seven seasons in New Orleans and was one of the team's most reliable players during that time. He was named to the All-Star team in his final season with the Pelicans and was an All-Defensive selection in 2018. Holiday was a versatile guard who could score, pass, and defend at a high level, with career averages of 16.0 points, 6.0 assists, and 1.5 steals per game.

  5. Jamal Mashburn - Mashburn only played in New Orleans for two seasons, but he made a big impact during his time there. He was named to the All-Star team in 2003 and averaged 21.6 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 5.6 assists per game that season. Mashburn was a dynamic scorer who could shoot from outside or drive to the basket with equal effectiveness.

Honorable Mentions: Baron Davis, Peja Stojakovic, Tyson Chandler.

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