David Griffin said he thought the New Orleans Pelicans had a successful year due to their off-court changes regardless of how the rest of the season turns out.

The Pelicans are currently 3.5 games out of the 8th seed.

“I would. Much less because of the on-court results, and more because of what we’ve been able to do off the court. It’s fairly clear we’ve got really, really good, high-character humans here. The culture has changed a great deal for the better. I think players love being a part of what we’re building," said Griffin on whether he deemed the current season a success.

Griffin added that the team was peaking, and would be a handful for opponents should the season restart.

“We have a team that is sort of on the precipice of being very good and is just scratching the surface of what we’re capable of. We’re optimistic – if we’re able to restart in any form or fashion – that we’re going to be a team that is one to be reckoned with. We’re a team that has shown a great deal of promise. I think there is a lot of optimism that surrounds our team on a lot of levels.”