What We Have Learned In Chris Paul’s Absence

November 30th, 2009 by Joe Gerrity Leave a reply »
Since the departure of Byron Scott and the injury to the holy one (CP3), the Hornets have fared rather well. So well in fact, that many are coming to the conclusion that Byron Scott was the problem.

How can a team that looked so pitiful even when their best player was on fire, all of a sudden start winning games against the likes of the Phoenix Suns and Atlanta Hawks?

For starters it's with an entirely new offensive and defensive mentality. The lineups are smaller, the guys are moving around, utilizing picks, and taking it to the hole.

Somehow the Hornets offense actually looks BETTER without their best player. Gone are the days of everyone standing around, waiting for Paul to make an amazing play.

The ball is moving around like we have never seen in New Orleans. We're used to seeing one spectacular pass per play by Paul, but to see two or even three good passes was a rarity. Not anymore.

On D guys are staying with their man when someone double teams, the necessary rotations are being made.

The overreliance on CP3 to make plays caused the Hornets to become predictable, boring even.

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