Hornets Need to Get Back on Track This Summer


Chris Paul Hornets

From the sexy up-coming team in the league to being back in the lottery; the New Orleans Hornets have been heading in the wrong direction the past two seasons and need to sure up some holes on their roster this off-season.

By: David Kay

2009-10 Season Summary:
Two years ago, the Hornets were one of the fastest rising teams led by the next great point guard in the league, Chris Paul. But since winning 56 games in 2007-2008, the franchise has taken two steps backward and now finds itself back in the lottery.

The reason for a below .500 finish this past year can be directly related to Paul’s injury-filled season. However, with Paul sidelined, rookie point guard Darren Collison filled in admirably and appears to be a great value for the 21st pick in the 2009 NBA Draft. Second-round pick Marcus Thornton also made a major impact in his rookie season adding his scoring ability from the wing. But other than David West, the other veteran Hornets failed to live up to their hefty contracts. Peja Stojakovic continues to prove he is well past his prime, while Emeka Okafor suffered his worst year as a pro in his first season in New Orleans.

Check out the Hornets off-season needs and salary situation.

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