New Orleans Hornets’ Buzz: The Good, the Bad, and Playing GM

December 13th, 2009 by Joe Gerrity Leave a reply »

With one quarter of the NBA season in the rearview mirror, Hornets fans have been completely silenced about their team's championship potential.

Only the most optimistic, myself included, thought the Hornets really had a chance at competing and even then only if a number of things went perfectly.

Let's look at what has gone well for the Hornets this year:

Rookie Play- Both have performed way above expectations. Songaila has played a key role in the front court thus far. Okafor seems to be blending in well, averaging 15.9 rebounds per 48, good for seventh in the league. His timely blocks have contributed to multiple close victories. Despite an injury that took him out of eight games, Paul has played outstanding. He's shown that he belongs in any conversation about best player. And what has gone poorly:

David West- It's tough to focus on West again since he's been a favorite of mine for years, but his recent offensive and defensive deficiencies have been a major factor in the Hornets losses. Injuries to Diogu and Marks- Ike Diogu, expected to play a major role as the main backup big man, is out for the season. Ad ...

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