Paul and the Hornets are heading back to New Orleans.
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2006-07:
  • 39-43, 4th place in the Southwest Division
Key Rotation Players Returning:
  • C-F: Hilton Armstrong
  • F: Rasual Butler
  • C: Tyson Chandler
  • G: Chris Paul
  • G-F: Peja Stojakovic
  • F: David West
  • G: Bobby Jackson
Free Agents:
  • G: Devin Brown
  • C-F: Marc Jackson
  • F: Linton Johnson III
  • F: Desmond Mason
Options:
  • G: Jannero Pargo (Player)
Needs:
  • Healthy Players
  • Overall Depth
Analysis:
The Hornets started off the 2006-07 season strong by winning their first four games. Injuries to David West, Peja Stojakovic, Chris Paul, Bobby Jackson and Desmond Mason handicapped the team. They endured most of their losses in December, January and March when many of these players were sidelined. In December the Hornets signed free agent Devin Brown to fill in for injured players. He proved to be a valuable asset to the team averaging 11.6 points per game. Overall, injuries of key players led to the Hornets' star-crossed season.
2006
15. Cedric Simmons
43. Marcus Vinicius

2005
4. Chris Paul
33. Brandon Bass

2004
18. J.R. Smith
44. Tim Pickett

Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4 Player 5 + - +/- Min +/- /Min G
D. Mason T. Chandler R. Butler J. Pargo C. Paul 197 -167 30 91:14 .328 14
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From The Media:
"Just like that, back to reality, and reality for the Hornets is that significant help likely won't arrive via the NBA draft in June. If a return to the playoffs for the Hornets is going to coincide with their full-time return to New Orleans after a two-year absence, it's going to happen because the current players on the roster got healthier, better and hungrier."
-- John DeShazier, The Times-Picayune

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