NBA Season 2010: Chris Paul, New Orleans Hornets’ Outlook

August 12th, 2010 by Andrew Tolan Leave a reply »

The New Orleans Hornets acquired Trevor Ariza on Wednesday in a four-team deal that additionally saw Troy Murphy, Darren Collision, and Courtney Lee all move to new locales.

The Hornets are coming off a disappointing 37-win regular season and an offseason with major trade speculation surrounding franchise point guard Chris Paul.

In July, according to "sources"—the most oft-used term during this summer's free agent fiasco—Chris Paul demanded a trade. The New York Knicks, followed by the Orlando Magic, were the two teams heading Paul's wish list of potential trade destinations.

New Hornets' coach, Monty Williams, quickly shared his displeasure with the idea of Paul being traded:

"So many people are begging for a point guard. You're talking about the best one in the game. I couldn't envision being here without Chris."

Along with Monty Williams becoming the new head coach for the Hornets, there was another change in the Hornets' hierarchy as Dell Demps took over as general manager.

Along with the changes already in place within the Hornets' organization, there has been strong indications within the past few months t ...

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