Suns 2015 scouting report: Southwest Division

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New Orleans Pelicans:

Apr 25, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) reacts after a score by the Golden State Warriors during the fourth quarter in game four of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at the Smoothie King Center. The Warriors defeated the Pelicans 109-98. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Key Additions: Alonzo Gee, Kendrick Perkins

Key Subtractions: Jimmer Fredette, Toney Douglas

Games against Suns: (A) Sun, Nov. 22, (H) Wed, Nov. 25, (H) Fri, Dec. 18, (A) Sat, Apr. 9

Series Prediction: 2-2, Tie

Preview: In my less than professional opinion, this is the year the Pelicans finally make some noise in the west. In addition to the team making noise, this is the year that Anthony Davis makes a huge leap into the top 5 players in the NBA. I think he’s got a chance to win MVP this year. Alvin Gentry and the up-tempo offense is going to be a great fit for this young team eager to prove that they belong in the playoffs.