Thirty Second Half Story Arcs For 30 NBA Teams

Jeff Teague

New Orleans Pelicans – Can Anthony Davis lead the Pelicans to their first playoff appearance in four years? Presently the Pelicans are 1 1/2 game out of eighth, though they’d be in if the format was the best 16. So far Davis is averaging 24.5 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.8 blocks with a 31.8 player efficiency rating, which would tie Wilt Chamberlain (1962-63) for the most in any season. Besides needing Davis healthy, the Pelicans will need to get Ryan Anderson back from the elbow injury and Jrue Holiday back from his leg injury.

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Larry Fleisher
Larry Fleisher has covered sports in various capacities for nearly 15 years. He is a writer/editor for the Sports Xchange and has also worked for SportsTicker and Metro New York newspaper. Larry also has worked on many NBA broadcasts doing stats, on several TV shows as a background actor. He is a member of the Pro Basketball Writers Association and the Internet Baseball Writers Association.