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  1. Lakers complete three-team blockbuster to acquire Chris Paul

    Dec 8, 2011, 8:08 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul

    In the blink of an eye, the entire landscape of the NBA has changed. As originally reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Los Angeles Lakers, New Orleans Hornets, and Houston Rockets have agreed on the framework of a deal that will bring Chris Paul to L.A. The long-standing rumors linking the league’s best…

  2. Hornets preparing for the worst or subtly appealing to Chris Paul’s pride?

    Dec 5, 2011, 2:39 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v New Orleans Hornets

    As has been made abundantly clear over the last few weeks, the New Orleans Hornets are in a tough spot. Most reports have Chris Paul with one foot out the door — a colossally bad omen for the franchise in virtually every sense. Paul is the Hornets’ livelihood. He is the team’s leader, its star player, and…

  3. Why are we talking trades for Paul, Howard? Money.

    Dec 2, 2011, 8:29 PM EDT

    Dwight Howard

    Since about three minutes after David Stern and Billy Hunter sat bleary-eyed in a New York conference room to say they reached a deal, we have been talking trades. Specifically Chris Paul and Dwight Howard trades. The two superstar, franchise cornerstone guys who can opt out as free agents next summer and may push their…

  4. Report: Wizards will not amnesty Rashard Lewis. Yet.

    Dec 1, 2011, 1:10 PM EDT

    Rashard Lewis Wizards

    If we didn’t call this the amnesty provision the Gilbert Arenas rule, we would call it the Rashard Lewis rule. He is owed $21.1 million this season and $22 million next season, and while he still has some value at as a stretch four he doesn’t have second-highest-paid-player-in-the-league value. But the Wizards are not going…

  5. Carl Landry drawing plenty of free agent interest

    Dec 1, 2011, 12:56 PM EDT

    hornets Carl Landry

    Carl Landry is the kind of solid role player every team can use. He’s got good offensive game and can knock down the midrange jumper as a power forward, can defend and rebound. He’s not going to blow you away in any one category, but he’s going to give you quality minutes every time he…

  6. David West drawing interest from Pacers, Warriors, more

    Nov 30, 2011, 5:20 PM EDT

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    David West (kind of like Caron Butler) is an interesting free agent case — he’s 31 and coming off major knee surgery. Combined those are a pretty massive red flag. But he has been a good, borderline All-Star (he made it in 2008 and 2009) forward who is one of the best pick-and-pop bigs in…

  7. ‘Melo wants CP3 in New York. Isn’t this why there’s a lockout?

    Oct 21, 2011, 2:19 PM EDT

    Jordan Brand Presents The 23/25 Energy Space In Dallas, TX

    This news is not surprising. In fact, I’d be shocked if Carmelo Anthony didn’t say he wants Chris Paul to play for the Knicks. It’s been on the radar since ‘Melo’s wedding and New Yorkers are salivating. But it also has lockout undertones. It helps explains why we are here. First, the quote from the…

  8. David West’s agent says David West is healthy

    Oct 20, 2011, 4:36 PM EDT

    david-west-torn-acl

    From Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent David West, one of top players on market, has doctor’s full clearance to return after ACL surgery, agent Lance Young tells Y! West averaged 18.9 points and 7.6 rebounds last season, and his combination of a good inside game and a reliable pick-and-pop jump shot has made him…

  9. Plenty of bidders, Hornets not leaving Big Easy anytime soon

    Oct 17, 2011, 10:32 PM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v New Orleans Hornets

    What happens in New York this week has a lot more to do with the long-term viability of the Hornets in New Orleans than anything else. Revenue sharing among owners and how the new salary system works — and if it means the Hornets really can keep Chris Paul — are at the heart of…

  10. What the Hornets should do if the lockout ends

    Sep 22, 2011, 5:49 PM EDT

    Chris Paul, Kobe Bryant

    It’s a crucial year for the Hornets. Chris Paul can opt out of his contract with New Orleans after this season, and it goes without saying that the franchise would be devastated if Paul left the team. Here are a few ways that the Hornets can build on their spirited first-round performance against the Lakers…

  11. Talks with “handful” of potential Hornets buyers to start soon

    Sep 15, 2011, 10:44 AM EDT

    new-orleans-hornets logo

    The NBA’s economic model is so broken that wealthy potential owners of new franchises keep lining up despite the league being locked out. That includes people willing to buy and keep the New Orleans Hornets in the Crescent City, despite that having been a tough NBA market for decades. Talks with potential owners are going…

  12. Hornets pick up another major sponsor: Chevron

    Aug 24, 2011, 4:53 PM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v New Orleans Hornets

    While the lockout promises to stall out the momentum the NBA built up last season — it still feels like both players and owners underestimate how pissed off the casual fan will be if games are missed in a recession — the momentum to keep the Hornets in New Orleans goes on strong. To the…

  13. Study says 22 other cities could support an NBA team

    Aug 19, 2011, 7:14 PM EDT

    Seattle_Sonics

    Contraction? Why are we talking about contraction? (Well, we’re talking about it because it’s good bargaining leverage so David Stern keeps it alive. But that’s another issue for another day.) For all the trouble the NBA is having in New Orleans and the threats of moving from Sacramento, there are plenty of other cities that…

  14. Carl Landry says he’d like to play for Portland

    Aug 18, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT

    hornets Carl Landry

    When the NBA free agent frenzy hits — and after this lockout ends it will be a frenzy, much like the NFL’s free agency was — Carl Landry is going to have a lot of GMs telling him how great a fit he’s be in “X.” But Landry wants to go where the dream of…

  15. Stern: There are four or five local buyers interested in Hornets

    Aug 18, 2011, 8:08 AM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v New Orleans Hornets

    Since the NBA bought out the old ownership of the New Orleans Hornets, the league started trying to solidify the financials of the team — get more sponsors, sell more season tickets, get a better arena deal with the state. Oh, and crush the players union. Maybe we can do some more profit sharing, too.…

  16. David West says he’ll be ready to go in October

    Jul 26, 2011, 9:27 PM EDT

    Phoenix Suns v New Orleans Hornets

    David West rolled the dice. He was maybe the best free agent power forward on the market, a fantastic pick-and-pop partner for an elite point guard. The kind of guy that a lot of teams with cap room — the Pacers, the Nets — could use. A guy the Hornets want back… more like need…

  17. Lockout or no, Hornets need to sell season tickets

    Jul 21, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT

    hornetssale

    The New Orleans Hornets have a goal — sell 10,000 season seats. It’s at the heart of a plan to bolster the bottom line of the franchise and make it more attractive to a local buyer. It also kicks in provisions of the lease that make it hard to move the team out of town.…

  18. Top five unrestricted free agents… where will they go?

    Jul 20, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Denver Nuggets

    Free agency is not going to be as much fun this time around. Whenever the owners and players get around to settling the lockout the free agency period will be condensed and hectic. Not that I really miss the drama of Lebron dragging out his decision, but it’s fun to watch things break over a…

  19. Free agent Landry says he’d consider playing for Pacers, Bucks

    Jul 11, 2011, 9:15 AM EDT

    New Orleans Hornets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Five

    Carl Landry has options. He’s a solid forward, a guy a lot of teams could use off the bench to provide some solid offense, good defense, a few boards and maybe a midrange jumper or two. New Orleans wants to keep him, but he will have a number of suitors. And of course he has…

  20. Charlie Bell, Jarrett Jack suspended one game each

    Jun 29, 2011, 5:08 PM EDT

    New Orleans Hornets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Five

    Jarrett Jack of the New Orleans Hornets Charlie Bell of the Golden State Warriors, both of whom were arrested on suspicion of DUI in February and pled no contest to reckless driving charges (in separate incidents), have been suspended one game by the league it was announced Wednesday. Those suspensions will be for the first…

  21. Hornets lose another big man, Gray to become free agent

    Jun 27, 2011, 3:39 PM EDT

    Gray_Aaron

    First it was the expected news that David West is going opt out of his deal with the Hornets to test the market. Now comes news that backup center Aaron Gray will follow suit, via Yahoo’s Marc Spears on twitter. Gray was set to make $1.1 million in the last year of his deal but…

  22. David West opts out of contract, hits free agent market

    Jun 27, 2011, 10:36 AM EDT

    Phoenix Suns v New Orleans Hornets

    If this were any year in the last five, what David West is doing would be a no brainer. But this year, heading into a lockout followed by a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, he is taking a risk. David West has told the New Orleans Hornets he is opting out of the final year of…

  23. Hornets GM denies CP3 trade talk because it never existed

    Jun 4, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

    The Taco Bell Skills Challenge

    Here’s an annoying trend. Everyone wants Chris Paul. The Magic, the Lakers, the Knicks, the Thunder, the Wolves, the Harlem Globetrotters, the Saskatchewan River Buffalo, everyone wants Chris Paul. So what happens is every team thinks they could maybe get him since he was unhappy last summer. So they talk about trying to get him,…

  24. David West has yet to decide if he will opt out

    May 26, 2011, 2:19 PM EDT

    david-west-torn-acl

    Behind door No. 1, David West has a $7.5 million option to return to the New Orleans Hornets. Behind door No. 2, free agency. Which is a big risk —West was the Hornets leading scorer and due for a big pay increase, but then he blew out his ACL in March. Combine that with the…

  25. Hornets will talk extension with Chris Paul… when they can

    May 5, 2011, 5:03 PM EDT

    New Orleans Hornets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Two

    Job No. 1 for the New Orleans Hornets: Keep Chris Paul. Okay, maybe “find an owner to keep the team in town” is above that on the to-do list. But that is outside GM Dell Demps job description, he’s just trying to build a winner people will want to come see Which brings us back…

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