The New Orleans Pelicans don't have a player on their roster older than 28, but the collection of young players have a lot of experience being in the league since they were teenagers.

“When we put the group together, that was something that was important to us; of course we have a lot of young guys but we also have guys with experience,” said Dell Demps. “Look at Jrue Holiday going into his fifth year, Eric Gordon going into his sixth year, Ryan Anderson sixth year. We have guys that are young but yet experienced. I think that’s a sign of the new NBA where guys come into the league younger now. What I am hoping is these guys kind of are through the learning curve and understand the league now and take that next step.”

Anthony Davis is expected to be the cornerstone of the franchise.

“He’s really committed to getting better, which is exciting,” Demps said. “It’s fun watching the development and the commitment that he has made in the offseason and we’re seeing the dividends in training camp.”