The New Orleans Pelicans are all in on making the 2015 playoffs. After trading three first-rounders for Jrue Holiday and Omer Asik in the last two drafts, the Pelicans have mortgaged their future for immediate success while banking on the future superstardom of Anthony Davis.
The roster still has many questions, most importantly regarding perimeter defense and the health of Holiday and Ryan Anderson.
However, if things fall right, the Pelicans should be able to contend for a playoff spot in a loaded Western Conference. The Pelicans play a lot of Eastern Conference foes early, and could jump out to a respectable start if everyone’s healthy.
However, just like every other team, the Pelicans’ schedule also has plenty of danger lurking, with tough road slates and back-to-back landmines that could trip the team up. Here are the toughest games the Pelicans will face in 2014-15.