New Orleans Hornets franchise entering a new era

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With a new owner, new nickname, and a pair of lottery picks in the 2012 NBA Draft, the New Orleans Hornets (or whatever they end up getting called) are entering a new era as a team.  It could be the boost that helps fans forget about Chris Paul and look towards a potentially promising future.  However, that can’t happen if the team doesn’t make some upgrades this off-season which should include signing restricted free agent Eric Gordon to a contract extension.

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Chris Paul Trade Possibilities

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Chris Paul is reportedly unhappy and wants out of New Orleans. The face of the Hornets apparently does not think the franchise has made the necessary moves to surround him with the talent needed to make a run at an NBA title and will sit down with management Monday to discuss his future. The end result could involve CP3 demanding a trade out of the bayou in hopes of pulling a LeBron James and aligning himself with another top tier player.

Rumored wish lists have begun to surface about where Paul would like to end up if the trigger is in fact pulled on a trade. New York and Orlando seem to his preferred destinations with Dallas and Portland also being discussed. Allow me to put my trade machine expertise to work and throw out some potential deals like Ron Burgundy throwing out sexual advances at Veronica Corningstone.

(Note: In no way I am supporting any of these trades or saying the Hornets would or should make these deals. They are clearly possible offers that would benefit all parties involved. So don’t leave a comment claiming I am an idiot for proposing these deals. Thank you.)

By: David Kay
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Hornets Need to Get Back on Track This Summer

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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

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NBA Power Rankings: #12 New Orleans Hornets

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By: David Kay

2008-09 Season Summary:
Coming off the 2007-08 season the Hornets were the Belle of the Ball in the NBA. They returned to play in New Orleans full time for the first time in three years, won a franchise record 56 games, had one of the future stars of the league in Chris Paul, and were one game away from playing in the Western Conference Finals, making expectations this season even higher. However, a couple of crucial injuries marred the season and led to the Hornets regressing by seven games and getting trounced in the first round of the playoffs (including an NBA post-season record 58-point home playoff loss to Denver.) All injuries aside, head coach Byron Scott added to the dismay as he seemingly lost control of his squad as well.

Check out the complete Hornets season preview and other NBA previews and power rankings.

Bobcats Losers in Swap of Big Men

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By: David Kay

In a move that seemingly came from nowhere, the Hornets and Bobcats have agreed to swap big men.  Tyson Chandler will now call Charlotte home while Emeka Okafor will team up with CP3 in New Orleans.

Why this makes sense for the New Orleans:

Swapping Chandler for Okafor is a slight up-grade in terms of talent.  Okafor is a little more well-rounded on the offensive end and provides the same amount of rebounding, shot blocking, and physicality that Chandler brought down low for the Hornets.  Naw’lins does lose Chandler’s ability to run the floor which complimented Chris Paul’s game quite well.

Why this makes sense for Charlotte:
This move only makes sense from a financial standpoint.  Chandler only has one guaranteed year left on his deal with a player option for 2010-2011 that would pay him almost $12.8 million.  Other than that, this is a bit of a head scratcher.

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