Tonight is opening tip off of the 2009-2010 NBA season for most teams, the Hornets included, so let's try to get some sort of idea about what we can do to improve from last years disappointingáseven seed. More specifically, who can improve. *Hilton Armstrong is entering his fourth year in the league. The formerálottery pickáhas performed so poorly in his three prior seasons that the Hornets did not even pick up the fourth year on his rookie contract. Last year he averaged just under five points and three rebounds in 13 minutes per game. Unfortunately his defense was sub par and he managed to foul 2.6 times per outing. His preseason numbers were more encouraging: 10 points, 7 rebounds, a block, and only 3.7 fouls in 27 minutes per game. If he can do that all year the Hornets will be an i ...
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