Peterson 10 pounds lighter entering 2008-09

Saturday, October 4, 2008
By: Jim Eichenhofer,

Morris Peterson spent part of his 2007 offseason deciding where he wanted to sign his free-agent contract. He eventually narrowed his final two options to New Orleans and Utah, opting to come to the Hornets on July 23. The Michigan State product spent another portion of that summer getting settled in his new city, New Orleans. As a result, his basketball preparations were cut a little shorter than normal.

Now with a year under his belt as a Hornet, Peterson’s 2008 offseason workout routine was uninterrupted and more strenuous. He is about 10 pounds lighter, weighing in at about 215. Peterson sat down at the Alario Center after practice to discuss his decision to sign here, his role, as well as the differences between playing in Toronto and the Big Easy, in a Hornets Insider talk.