Five Reasons Why the New Orleans Hornets’ Future is in Jeopardy

April 10th, 2010 by Matt Gelfand Leave a reply »
Why am I concerned about the Hornets?

Maybe because they're 2-8 over their past 10 games.

Maybe because Chris Paul foolishly came back to play during the stretch run of a lost season, and hurt himself AGAIN.

Maybe because 68-year-old owner George Shinn is about to sell the team to minority owner and New Orleans native Gary Chouest, thus keeping the Hornets in New Orleans indefinitely. This would be good news if the Hornets drew more than 15,000 fans per game. The key word here is "if."

(Also, I've never been fond of the name "New Orleans Hornets." Clearly the team name here should be the Jazz. "Charlotte Hornets" simply had a much nicer ring to it.  More visceral symmetry and aesthetically pleasing on paper).

Maybe because I'm afraid of the relative unknowns who are projected to be drafted near the end of the lottery (where the Hornets will likely end up). According to ESPN's Chad Ford, Baylor's Ekpe Udoh, Czech Republic's Jan Vesely, and Lithuania's Donatas Montiejunas are the likely choices here. 

I'll reserve judgement on the pro potential (protential) of these players, since I've never seen tape ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NBA
Article written by


Comments are closed.