New Orleans Pelicans: Chris Paul (BEST)
Anthony Davis looked all set to pass Chris Paul for the best New Orleans player mantle, but who knows if he’ll ever get there now given all the trade talk? Paul edges Davis in franchise win shares, and he finished second in the 2008 MVP race, one spot better than the Brow ever attained.
CP3 led the then-Hornets to the playoffs three of his six years and won at least 37 games every year. Davis’s Pelicans have only hit that number twice. Paul is just the more efficient and better player.
New Orleans Pelicans: Kirk Haston (WORST)
Selected by previous iteration of the Charlotte Hornets (before they packed up and moved to New Orleans), Kirk Haston was a Third-team All-American in college, playing under Bobby Knight at the University of Indiana. Still, the NBA types weren’t that high on him, expecting him to be a late first/early second round pick in the 2001 NBA Draft.
But the (old) Hornets totally disregarded that sentiment, taking him with the 16th overall pick — three spots ahead of future NBA All-Star Zach Randolph. During his two-year NBA career, Haston averaged 1.2 points per game, playing in 27 games. He also averaged one rebound per game while recording no steals.