If it isn’t already, the NBA should be on notice.
The New Orleans Pelicans have arrived – perhaps slightly ahead of their time – in a big way amid a scintillating surge to start the season as the hottest team in the league.
The Pelicans have gone 12-3 over their last 15 games – including a recent seven-game winning streak and back-to-back statement wins over the Phoenix Suns – to climb into the Western Conference’s No. 1 seed.
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While most picked the Pelicans to be big improvers this season that could win 50-plus games and push for a top four seed in the West, not many could’ve predicted they’d be this good.
After all, it’s a conference featuring heavyweights such as the Suns, Clippers,…