Chris Paul: Patience With Hornets a Losing Cause

Posted: 9th November 2009 by Ling Ge in NBA
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á Just two years ago, Chris Paul was an MVP candidate, and the New Orleans Hornets were one quarter away from advancing to the Western Conference Finals before falling to the San Antonio Spurs. After their magical playoff run, Chris Paul signed a 3-year contract extension and it appeared that the Hornets would be in the category of title contending teams for the next several seasons. á How rapidly this Hornets team has fallen out from that category. á Last year, faced with high expectations, the Hornets never found their stride during the regular season, despite another stellar season from Paul, and were easily dismantled during their series loss to the Denver Nuggets. This season, Paul is averaging 26.6 ppg, 9.7 ast, and 1.9 3PT, yet the team has started 2-5, and coul ...

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