Best: New Orleans Pelicans — Chris Paul
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, and he is the only best player listed for two different NBA franchises here.
Worst: New Orleans Pelicans — Solomon Hill
The Pelicans haven’t been around long enough to have any truly terrible players, and they trade away so many first round picks that they don’t have too many egregious busts. He’s here instead for the horrible $48 million deal he signed with the Pelicans in the summer of 2016 in what was the beginning of the end for the Anthony Davis experience in New Orleans.
Hill parlayed one hot playoff series with the Pacers into a fat paycheck and a starting job with the Pels, but he’s averaged under six points a game on 38% shooting and continues to tie up an important chunk of their cap room.