Blessing in Disguise: How Chris Paul’s Injury Could Save The Hornets

November 15th, 2009 by Joe Gerrity Leave a reply »
First off let me say that I don't believe basketball is actually dying in New Orleans, but right now the team looks like trash and their future is nowhere near as bright as it was two summers ago. A Paul injury would be a blessing in disguise for an organization in need of help.

Off court the Hornets have been making money for a few years now and the franchise really isn't in the dire straits that the sensationalist media makes it out to be.

On the court is a whole different story. Early results on the Chandler for Okafor swap pretty much shows two losers. Don't get me wrong, Okafor is a better player than Chandler, but he doesn't seem to be meshing with the Hornets roster.

So how does this all relate to Paul being injured?

Let's say that Paul had to miss the entire year due to an injury that would have no lingering effects next season. An injury that many Hornets fans thought they watched last Friday night when he landed awkwardly on a Blazer foot.

Here's how it would play out:

First off Okafor would be dealt for either expiring contracts, young wings, or a combo.

The young guys would start playi ...

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