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  1. NBA confirms it is buying Hornets; players shrug.

    Dec 6, 2010, 4:52 PM EST

    hornetssale

    The NBA finally officially confirmed Monday what had been reported for days — the league is going to take over operations of the New Orleans Hornets in the coming days. George Shinn will sell the team to the NBA — meaning the other owners will put up the money to buy him out — then…

  2. The NBA may buy the Hornets. Yes, the situation is that bad.

    Dec 4, 2010, 12:05 PM EST

    hornetssale

    Okay, so a lot’s happened in the last 24 hours (most of which actually happened last week, but we’ll get to that) with the ownership situation in New Orleans. The world is much different than it was two days ago. In short, the NBA is closing in on the purchase of the New Orleans Hornets…

  3. So… what’s going on with Chris Paul and the Hornets?

    Dec 4, 2010, 9:48 AM EST

    cp3struggle

    Let us hearken back to those alabaster days when things were simpler, times were happier. When Chris Paul and the Hornets were 8-0, and by golly, CP3 looked like the MVP. A playoff team? No, the question was if New Orleans would have homecourt in the first round! Can they topple the Lakers? Is Emeka Okafor most improved?…

  4. Chris Paul plays New York so crank up the speculation machine

    Dec 3, 2010, 11:57 AM EST

    Miami Heat v New Orleans Hornets

    The New Orleans Hornets will take on the Knicks tonight, and you know what that means — time for some vintage New York speculation. Obviously, Chris Paul wants to be a Knick more than anything in the whole wide world. Why else would he have gone to Carmelo Anthony’s wedding in New York and made…

  5. Hornets attendance slump could let them break lease, move

    Dec 1, 2010, 3:53 PM EST

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    Wins or not, Chris Paul or not, getting people to come to New Orleans Hornets games has not been easy. Frankly, it wasn’t easy when the team was the Jazz and Pistol Pete putting on the show. Today little has changed. The current downward slump in attendance will trigger a clause in the Hornets current…

  6. Rank your MVP candidates

    Nov 30, 2010, 6:13 PM EST

    Durant_Westbrook

    Okay, you’ve had almost 20 games now, you should have some favorites for Most Valuable Player now, right? Kevin Durant came in as the preseason favorite for many, but his teammate Russell Westbrook has been better so far… so why not Westbrook? Or how about Chris Paul? Want to go with the old classics of…

  7. Game of the night: The Thunder are getting their groove back

    Nov 30, 2010, 2:20 AM EST

    durant-dunk_2

    Teams don’t really win games when they shoot 37.8 percent for the night. However, Oklahoma City did  Thursday, and did it with defense. Or at least a spurt of good defense, when the went on a late 13-0 run and pulled out the 95-89 win against the Hornets Monday. That the Thunder won this and…

  8. Chris Paul loves David West, wants it to work in Big Easy

    Nov 26, 2010, 3:00 PM EST

    Houston Rockets v New Orleans Hornets

    And the Chris Paul happiness train rolls on…. CP3 expounded to Ian Thompson of Sports Illustrated on a few issues, all ones that are good reasons to stay in New Orleans long term. That starts with David West. “I trust him more than anybody in this league,” Paul told me last week in New Orleans.…

  9. Jarrett Jack says look at Miami before you think Chris Paul is New York bound

    Nov 23, 2010, 10:13 AM EST

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    While the entire league is enjoying a bit of schadenfreude at the Miami Heat’s expense Tuesday morning, Jarrett Jack — the newest member of the Hornets — was warning that the slow start in South Beach could be viewed as a cautionary tale by players. After the Miami Heat formed Voltron this summer, there was…

  10. Hornets are winning and Chris Paul says he’s happy

    Nov 23, 2010, 8:50 AM EST

    Miami Heat v New Orleans Hornets

    Everything looks better when you are 11-1. Your teammates are funnier, the baskets look bigger, your legs are fresher, the Gatorade doesn’t taste like flavored sweat, and your front office and coach can do no wrong. So no shock that Chris Paul says he’s happy now, like he told FanHouse. Sure, his people were pushing…

  11. Game of the Night: Clippers keep Paul in check, stun Hornets

    Nov 23, 2010, 2:35 AM EST

    Eric Bledsoe, Chris Paul

    Well, that was unexpected. Monday’s game was supposed to be more of a welcome-to-the-Hornets party for new acquisition Jarrett Jack, but an actual basketball game ended up taking place between the 11-1 Hornets and the 1-13 Clippers. That’s surprising enough; the stunning thing is that the Clippers actually ended up winning the game. The Hornets…

  12. Hornets’ sale down to final details. Still.

    Nov 19, 2010, 8:20 AM EST

    new-orleans-hornets logo

    New Orleans General Manager Dell Demps spoke to the media and among the topics was the sale of the team from George Shinn to Gary Chouest — the one thing more than any that could decide the future of the franchise and if Chris Paul stays. That sale has been close but stalled since the…

  13. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Where the Heat are running and cruising

    Nov 18, 2010, 4:17 AM EST

    Phoenix Suns v Miami Heat

    What you missed while listening to Johnny Depp read Keith Richards autobiography… Our game of the night is a reminder that the Spurs are still the Spurs, click for details. Heat 123, Suns 96: The Heat came out and wanted to make sure Chris Bosh felt loved and wanted — he had the first eight…

  14. Game of the night: Where the Bucks didn’t want a shootout with the Lakers

    Nov 17, 2010, 4:01 AM EST

    Corey Maggette, Pau Gasol, Matt Barnes

    This was supposed to be strength-on-strength. Los Angeles versus Milwaukee. The League’s best offense so far (the Lakers) versus the best defense so far (the Bucks). The Lakers were scoring 116.7 points per 100 possessions, the Bucks were giving up just 96.9. Something had to give. The Bucks gave. Not just gave, collapsed. Reverted to…

  15. Will the Hornets ever lose again?

    Nov 14, 2010, 12:18 AM EST

    Portland Trail Blazers v New Orleans Hornets

    Before you start to freak out, I’m kidding with that headline. Let’s not bust out the 72-10 tracker yet. Though, I guess, if we started one for the 6-4 Miami Heat we have every right to kickstart one for the Hornets, who improved to 8-0 Saturday night with a 107-87 victory over the Blazers, or…

  16. Saturday Starting 5: Revel in the Great Point Guard Era

    Nov 13, 2010, 10:42 AM EST

    dwillpaul

    Hey, so, you’re stuck with me on the weekends, so I thought we’d put together something you can count on. Every weekend here at PBT we’ll have the Saturday Starting Five. Five elements, chosen thematically (so I’m not just basically vomiting words onto a screen for you) and brought for discussion about the NBA. Today’s…

  17. New Orleans finds path to winning runs through San Antonio

    Nov 10, 2010, 10:05 AM EST

    Hornets_huddle

    The New Orleans Hornets are standing at the top of the hill, 7-0. They beat the Clippers last night, but the lineup before that — Milwaukee, San Antonio, Denver and even Miami — is a bunch of teams that would bring most teams to their knees. Standing there, the Hornets have a good view. They…

  18. NBC’s MVP fan ranker is up and, um, ranking

    Nov 9, 2010, 4:43 PM EST

    Milwaukee Bucks v New Orleans Hornets

    You don’t have an MVP vote. Neither do I. But we here at NBC wanted to make you feel included, like you have a voice. We care like that. So check out our new MVP fan ranker — you can go on and rate any of a dozen guys on a scale of 0 to…

  19. Hornets’ defensive success cast from the Spurs’ mold

    Nov 8, 2010, 8:34 PM EST

    Emeka Okafor, New Orleans Hornets

    In the last decade of basketball, there have been few forces more power than the San Antonio Spurs’ defense. That vaunted defense has regressed in recent years, but from 2000-2007 (and, for that matter, from 1997-2000), San Antonio never allowed more than 99.7 points per 100 possessions, a mark that routinely put the Spurs’ defense…

  20. NBA Power Rankings, where the Hornets are all the buzz

    Nov 8, 2010, 1:07 PM EST

    CPaul-layup

    Our weekly NBA Power Rankings, where we are starting to believe in the Hornets but not the Hawks. Oh, and just bench Baron Davis. 1. Lakers (7-0). Best offense in the NBA so far, defense is solid (10th in league in defensive points given up per possession) and all that without Andrew Bynum. The schedule…

  21. Peja Stojakovic has had courtside seats for the Hornets hot start

    Nov 8, 2010, 11:52 AM EST

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    Peja Stojakovic has played 21 minutes total this season, garbage time at the end of two of the Hornets six wins. Mostly, he has just been the guy with really good courtside seats to a good team. This is the same guy brought in five years ago to help space the floor for Chris Paul…

  22. LeBron James: Still not making friends

    Nov 7, 2010, 10:37 AM EST

    New Jersey Nets v Miami Heat

    LeBron James is already a polarizing figure. He was becoming one prior to “The Decision,” and then his little TV special pushed things to a different stratosphere. But it’s not just those big events, or his Game 5 meltdown, or not shaking hands with the Magic after the Cavs’ 2009 elimination, or Kobe Bryant fans’…

  23. Game of the Night: Where CP3 was better than the Big Three

    Nov 6, 2010, 2:18 AM EST

    CPaul_Heat

    Most Saturdays you’re not going to get a Game of the Night, because that could make us work on a Friday night rather than enjoy another Guinness. But there were so many notes on my plate from the Hornets beating the Heat that it cried out for the space. On that note, I put down…

  24. The good, and the so bad it’s ugly surprises of the NBA season

    Nov 3, 2010, 12:31 PM EST

    Milwaukee Bucks v New Orleans Hornets

    We’re a week into the NBA season and some things are what we expected — the Lakers, Heat and Celtics are good; the Sixers are not; John Wall is dynamic; Kobe won’t talk about his injuries; and the Grizzles are making bad contract decisions. But there are surprises, and not to go all Forest Gump…

  25. Baseline to Baseline (your game recaps): The night the Grizzlies were thieves

    Oct 31, 2010, 8:36 AM EST

    CPaul_drive

    What you missed while carving your pumpkin to look like the Death Star… Hornets 99, Spurs 90: It’s really a simple game at the end of the day — just put the ball in the bucket. The Spurs struggled mightily to do that. They missed the tough shots as the clock was winding down, they…

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