Chris Paul MVP site launched, submit your own video

By: Jim Eichenhofer, Hornets.com

If you've attended a recent Hornets game at the New Orleans Arena, you've probably participated in one of the multitude of "MVP" chants for Chris Paul. Now you can tell the world why you think CP3 should be the NBA's Most Valuable Player. Fans can upload a video to our MySpace page; the best video will be selected as the winner and featured on Hornets.com.For more details, click here.



Hornets move up in each power poll


For the past few weeks, New Orleans has been gradually dropping in the power polls we peruse each Tuesday. There's nothing like a couple decisive victories over the Spurs and Lakers to reverse that trend.

The Hornets are now listed sixth or better in each of the five polls we surveyed. Time for our look at where the Hornets stand among the 30 NBA teams in the polls:

Dime Magazine (4th, up 2 spots from 6th the previous week): “Chris Paul’s last five games: 28.2 points, 14.4 assists and 2.6 steals per. And that wasn’t against a lineup of scrubs. The Rockets, Lakers, Spurs, Pistons and Bulls all got worked.”

NBA.com (4th, up 3 spots): “David West missed three games with a sprained left ankle, came back for the Hornets’ two huge wins over the Spurs and Lakers, and then sprained his right ankle, forcing him to miss Sunday’s loss in Detroit. Not good timing for a team that was decimated by injuries last season.”

SI.com (5th, up 3 spots): “They missed David West (ankle) in Sunday’s loss at Detroit, but they did post impressive back-to-back home wins over the Spurs and Lakers last week. They even drew a crowd of 18,199 for the Lakers' contest, marking their sixth sellout in 10 games.”

SportingNews.com (6th, up 2 spots): “Any team that outscores the Spurs 24-8 in the fourth quarter and wins by 25 is a team to be taken seriously.”

ESPN.com (6th, up 1 spot): “Cause for concern? Paul and West are indeed banged up, but neither injury appears serious. Cause for optimism? The Hornets have two wins over San Antonio by at least 24 points, which is saying something.”