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SportsPulse: A few months ago, Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett were teammates at Duke. Now they’re top NBA draft picks offering hope to franchises that haven’t had it in quite some time. USA TODAY

The New Orleans Pelicans have used the past week to completely revamp — and revitalize — their franchise by on Thursday after for an up-and-coming nucleus of players. 

Williamson will be joined by Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart (via the Lakers deal), and draft picks Jaxson Hayes, Nickeil Alexander-Walker and Marcos Louzada Silva (via a draft-night trade with the Atlanta Hawks). All newcomers who can grow together alongside vet Jrue Holiday.

While their moves have grabbed headlines, the brand of basketball

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