Big Easy Buzz Blog - February 5, 2009

Scott vows to change starting five Friday

Thursday, February 5, 2009
By: Jim Eichenhofer,
If there wasn't already enough drama related to the team lately with injuries and the rotation changes that have resulted from them, Hornets fifth-year coach Byron Scott added a bit more intrigue to the mix after today's practice.

Without providing specifics, Scott said that New Orleans' starting lineup will be altered Friday vs. Toronto (7 p.m., New Orleans Arena). When pressed for details, Scott said the changes will take place in "the starting five... we'll leave it at that."

"I'm not going to sit pat and watch the same guys make the same mistakes," he added. "We'll leave it at that."

It turns out New Orleans may not be the only shorthanded team on the floor Friday. Raptors star forward Chris Bosh sprained his right knee in Wednesday's loss to the Lakers. He is traveling with the team to New Orleans but is being listed by the Raptors as doubtful to play. Point guard Jose Calderon (sore right hamstring) did not play vs. the Lakers but is probable for Friday's game.