Big Easy Buzz Blog - July 2, 2008

More on NBA salary cap from Hornets exec

Wednesday, July 2, 2008
By: Jim Eichenhofer,
In the latest Hornets Insider feature, team director of basketball administration Andrew Loomis sat down with me to provide his insight on the salary cap and NBA payroll issues. The result was an informative look at the cap and pro basketball's financial aspects.

Hornets open Summer League slate July 11

By: Jim Eichenhofer,
Julian Wright and Hilton Armstrong will headline the Hornets’ summer-league roster when New Orleans opens play in Las Vegas on Friday, July 11 vs. the Memphis Grizzlies. Tip-off is 5 p.m. Central (3 p.m. local time in Nevada).
We’re expecting to have the club's summer roster finalized soon. When that’s completed, we will have the entire list here on with some more bio information on participants. The squad will also include 2007 second-round pick Adam Haluska, who played in the D-League after being traded in February to Houston. is expected to broadcast every NBA Summer League game online again this year. Unfortunately, the Hornets were shut out of NBA TV’s televised game coverage in 2007. This time, they only appear once on the network, with the sixth and final game in Las Vegas being carried nationally. will have extensive coverage here in the blog throughout NBA Summer League and I expect to be in Las Vegas from July 17-22 for coverage of the Hornets, as well as USA Basketball workouts featuring Chris Paul and alternate Tyson Chandler.

Friday, July 11 vs. Memphis, 5 p.m.
Sunday, July 13 vs. Charlotte, 3 p.m.
Tuesday, July 15 vs. San Antonio, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 17 vs. Los Angeles Clippers, 5 p.m.
Saturday, July 19 vs. Cleveland, 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 20 vs. Portland, 7 p.m. (NBATV)