Originally written on Around the Arc  |  Last updated 10/24/14
As a vested fan of all four of the major Philadelphia sports franchises, I am rarely compelled to show extreme interest in another team throughout the course of a season. Sure I follow the leagues at large with great detail. I know who is trending up and down, what players are in the conversation for which award, which teams have a realistic shot at a title, and so on and so forth. But, I rarely, if ever, become emotionally invested in a team outside of Philly during a season. Sure, once the Sixers, or Eagles, or whoever are eliminated from playoff contention then I can pick another team to pull for.This season however, I will be paying close attention to New Orleans, and pulling for the Pelicans to stink throughout the season; just not as much as the Sixers. The trade that shipped Jrue Holiday south and brought a guy whose name sounds a lot like ‘New Orleans’ to Philly, also came with a top 5-protected pick for next summer’s draft.So, in a draft that is supposed to be the most stac...
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