RANKED: Every NBA Franchise’s All-Time Starting 5

Players were placed on teams based upon an imperfect combination of several factors including impact on the franchise, length of tenure, and overall skill. In order to build the best starting fives possible, lineups were assembled with positions as more of a loose idea. You will see a number of players playing one spot up or down from their natural position (i.e. Olajuwon and Kareem playing power forward).

For entertainment and discussion purposes, players were only allowed to represent one franchise.

Let’s dive in and see how the 30 franchises stack up against each other:

30. New Orleans Pelicans: Tyreke Evans-Eric Gordon-Rasual Butler-David West-Anthony Davis

6th Man: P.J. Brown

Since we can only use players who have played for the newly established Pelicans franchise, we don’t have a whole lot of choices to select from. Considering that the active trio of Evans, Gordon (now on the Rockets), and Davis won just 30 games last season, the All-Time New Orleans team would struggle to make the playoffs in the current NBA, let alone compete against the greatest teams ever assembled. Despite Anthony Davis’ dominance and sky-high ceiling, placing them last on this list was a no-brainer.