New Orleans Pelicans General Manager Dell Demps says they are going to look at every opportunity to turn the Pelicans into the best possible team by next season. But even if the Pelicans land a solid lottery pick in the upcoming NBA draft, acquire some of their targets in free agency this summer and make additional improvements with a trade will it lead to a playoff berth next season?

With the second youngest roster in the league this season, the Hornets finished with a 27-55 record after going 21-45 during the 2011-12 lockout shortened season.