Pelicans is embarrassing. So much so that I think it will affect their ability to get free agents. Don't underestimate the players' pride or "swagger" as they call it these days. I just can't see a 24 year old kid saying "I'm proud to be a Pelican".
Just my opinion.
But those kids are clamoring to say "I'm proud to be a Nugget" or a Heat, Thunder, Magic, Wizard, etc.
I think the name is okay, they could have done better, but they could have done worse. And IMO they did a great job w/ the logos and word marks.
Some people will laugh for a few months, but like with anything else the team's play on the court will determine if it is cool or not.