Despite failing to land a playoff spot this season, there's no reason for the New Orleans Pelicans to quickly hit the panic button. Sure, the Pelicans flopped in the bubble. But on-court chemistry is very difficult to build for a young squad who went almost four months of not playing together.
Franchise Sports select their NBA award winners for MVP, Most Improved, Rookie of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year.
The Western Conference has, for a while now, been nothing short of stacked. The playoffs are the prize and the competition to make it is as fierce as ever.
New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram should be an All-Star this season and deserves to be the frontrunner to win Most Improved Player.