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  1. Inside Job: Curtis Jerrells traded to Hornets

    Oct 18, 2010, 12:50 AM EDT

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    There’s a little bit of subtext to a move that’s going to largely glossed over by the media types. The San Antonio Spurs today traded guard Curtis Jerrells to the New Orleans Hornets for a second round pick. Without a doubt this move came about as a result of New Orleans’ new GM, Dell Demps,…

  2. DJ Mbenga signs deal with New Orleans Hornets

    Oct 13, 2010, 6:40 PM EDT

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    UPDATE 6:40 pm: It’s official, the Hornets have announced they have reached a one-year deal with Congo Cash (although they refer to him as DJ Mbenga for some reason). No ring and a very different feel this year for Mbenga getting out of the Lakers spotlight, but you can bet the people in New Orleans…

  3. NBA Season Preview: New Orleans Hornets

    Oct 11, 2010, 2:53 PM EDT

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    Last season: 37-45, after Byron Scott started the season and was bounced for Jeff Bower, they still finished out of the playoffs. Of course they played half the season without Chris Paul and right now he is everything to that franchise. Head Coach: Monty Williams comes over from being an assistant in Portland and steps…

  4. What does New Orleans 54-point preseason loss mean?

    Oct 11, 2010, 12:07 PM EDT

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    We keep telling you not to read too much into preseason games — coaches are resting key players, experimenting with lineups, giving quality minutes to D-League guys and there just generally is not a sense of urgency. It’s a scrimmage, not a game. But when you get really blown out by a high school like…

  5. Hornets sale not dead yet, just world’s slowest transaction

    Oct 11, 2010, 9:19 AM EDT

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    Yesterday we passed along a New York Daily News report that the sale of the New Orleans Hornets was dead, but that may just have been wishful New York thinking about ways to get Chris Paul. Turns out the deal is not dead… dragging out forever, sure. But not dead. J. Michael Falgoust of the…

  6. Sale of Hornets falls through. Where does that leave Chris Paul?

    Oct 10, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT

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    The long-stalled sale of the New Orleans Hornets now seems to officially be dead. Which may make it less likely Chris Paul gets traded in the near term. Hornets’ owner George Shinn had reached an agreement in principle to sell the team to minority owner Gary Chouest, but that deal fell through as they tried…

  7. Marcus Thornton is getting the Ben Gordon treatment

    Oct 9, 2010, 11:45 AM EDT

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    Marcus Thornton proved to be one of the most exciting scoring rookies last season. He’s a significant part of the Hornets’ hopes to rebuild themselves into a playoff team (and keep CP3 from bolting for greener pastures). So obviously they’re going to feature him prominently and have him lining up beside Chris Paul in the…

  8. All Peja Stojakovic wants is a pain free season

    Oct 7, 2010, 9:15 AM EDT

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    Last season, Peja Stojakovic missed 20 games due to a lingering back issue. The year before 21. Those two years his field goal percentage dropped 40 points from what it had been three years ago, from three (his specialty) the percentage dropped 60 points. Now, at age 33, he told Hornets.com what happens next depends…

  9. Jannero Pargo let go by Hornets

    Oct 5, 2010, 5:06 PM EDT

    UPDATE 5:06 pm: Pargo is going to back to Chicago to rehab his knee and hopes to be ready and on a roster by the start of the season, his agent Mark Bartelstien told Marc Spears of Yahoo. Both the Warriors and Hornets have concerns about his knee, but if he can get it healthy…

  10. Chris Paul says he loves New Orleans, but will it be the same next summer?

    Sep 30, 2010, 9:14 AM EDT

    Another sit down with Chris Paul, another discussion of him loving New Orleans and not looking to leave it. Right now, anyway. This time it was with ESPN’s Marc Stein, and Paul again did not discuss his trade demands from earlier in the summer. “This city here, I love it,” Paul said. “And I don’t…

  11. Hornets ink Jannero Pargo to back up Chris Paul

    Sep 25, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

    We said this might be coming, and now it has. Jannero Pargo has signed a one-year deal with the New Orleans Hornets, according to Marc Spears of Yahoo. Pargo is a passable backup. There are better guys out there — certainly better shooters — but Pargo will make a few plays and a few buckets.…

  12. New Orleans, Philadelphia trade some bench players

    Sep 23, 2010, 11:02 AM EDT

    We have a trade! Not the one everyone has been talking about and speculating on for the past few days. But a trade nonetheless. Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news with a tweet. New Orleans has traded Darius Songalia and Craig Brackins to Philly for Willie Green and Jason Smith, league source tells Y! This…

  13. Jannero Pargo could be Chris Paul's backup

    Sep 21, 2010, 7:41 PM EDT

    New Orleans still needs a backup point guard, having traded away Darren Collison this summer. The pickings are a bit slim this time of year. Jannero Pargo — one of CP3′s good friends — is still out there and could land a spot, according to Jason Reid of the Times-Picayune. “Pargo is a guy that…

  14. Joe Alexander getting a second chance, courtesy the Hornets quest for forwards

    Sep 20, 2010, 8:47 PM EDT

    Guys under rookie contracts are gold in the NBA — they don’t cost much, and some contribute a lot. Guys on those contracts almost always get them picked up. Joe Alexander was not picked up. After two injury plagued, low production seasons — one in Milwaukee, one in Chicago — he got to test the…

  15. Pops Mensah-Bonsu gets invite to Hornets camp

    Sep 20, 2010, 7:20 PM EDT

    Virtually every non-guaranteed contract given out right now for team training camp is for a guy with no chance to make the team. Pops Mensah-Bonsu may be the exception. He has gotten an invite to Hornets camp, according to a tweet from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo. While the deal is not guaranteed this is a…

  16. Pro Basketball Crosstalk: Of market size and parity

    Sep 16, 2010, 3:28 PM EDT

    Let’s face it: there are some topics in basketball that are best tackled by having two writers talk past each other at gradually increasing volumes. We’re not making any progress unless we’re yelling our way through the real issues, and that’s precisely what John Krolik and I hope to accomplish in Pro Basketball Crosstalk. In…

  17. Lou Amundson reaches deal with Golden State Warriors

    Sep 13, 2010, 11:02 AM EDT

    They may not have a classic big man, but the Golden State Warriors have an athletic and interesting front line. One that just got more interesting with news that Lou Amundson has reached a deal with the Warriors, a two year deal worth just less than $5 million, with the second year a player option…

  18. Some team is about to get a steal with Louis Amundson

    Sep 8, 2010, 10:27 AM EDT

    What do you want out of your role players? Hustle. Energy every night. Guys willing to do the little things to win. Guys who sacrifice themselves and have surprisingly solid games. So why is Louis Amundson still on the market again? He did all those things for the Suns last season, showing he can be…

  19. Pro Basketball Crosstalk: Rights, wrongs, and trade demands

    Sep 7, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

    Let’s face it: there are some topics in basketball that are best tackled by having two writers talk past each other at gradually increasing volumes. We’re not making any progress unless we’re yelling our way through the real issues, and that’s precisely what John Krolik and I hope to accomplish in these Pro Basketball Crosstalk…

  20. The Hornets may not have been entirely truthful in their dismissal of Luther Head

    Sep 6, 2010, 5:45 PM EDT

    Luther Head agreed with the New Orleans Hornets on the terms of a new two-year, $2.5 million contract, but one GM later, he was left out in the cold. The Hornets claimed that Head failed his physical due to a bum ankle, and the Hornets used that claim to sever ties with Head. In the…

  21. Report: Luther Head invited to Kings camp on a partially guaranteed contract

    Sep 3, 2010, 1:39 PM EDT

    Luther Head was in Indiana last year, but the combo guard couldn’t really get a lot of run on a team that wanted to run. Then it looked like the Hornets were going to take him, until Jeff Bower got the boot as GM the new regime went with the old “he failed the physical”…

  22. Lou Amundson will finally find a home this week

    Aug 24, 2010, 1:40 PM EDT

    It’s still a bit curious that Lou Amundson, a nice complementary big who rebounds, hustles, and defends, is a free agent, but he should find a new team pretty soon. From Michael Falgoust of USA Today: Forward Lou Amundson, the odd man out in the Phoenix Suns’ offseason shuffle, is expected to sign this week…

  23. Mustafa Shakur gets shot with Hornets

    Aug 24, 2010, 8:00 AM EDT

    New Hornets General Manager Dell Demps comes from the San Antonio organization, where among his duties was to be general manager for the Spurs D-League team the Austin Toros. As such, he got a good look at Mustafa Shakur, the former Arizona point guard who lit it up for the Tulsa 66ers last season –…

  24. Apparently, nobody is as interested in Iverson as it seemed

    Aug 20, 2010, 8:25 PM EDT

    The market for Allen Iverson remains dry. Like Death Valley in June dry. This morning the rumor on the Web was that the New Orleans Hornets and Orlando Magic were interested in Iverson. It didn’t take long for officials from the Hornets to shoot that idea down. This afternoon the Magic said they were not…

  25. Report: Allen Iverson linked to the Hornets and Magic

    Aug 20, 2010, 1:10 PM EDT

    UPDATE 1:10 PM: Marc Stein of ESPN.com refuted part of the initial report via Twitter. Stein says he has “been assured Hornets have not/will not express interest in Iverson.” No confirmation if the same is true for the Magic as of yet. 10:59 AM: According to Sam Amico of NBA.com, the New Orleans Hornets and…

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