New Orleans Hornets Complete Undefeated Offseason

Posted: 10th September 2009 by Joe Gerrity in NBA
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After last seasons playoff massacre things looked grim in the Big Easy. They were over the salary luxury cap more than any other team in the league and coming off one of the worst playoff losses in NBA history. What made it worse for New Orleanians were the expectations the team had for the prior season. Picked by many as a dark horse NBA title contender, the Hornets instead were likely the biggest disappointments. An ongoing injury to center Tyson Chandler brought their lack of depth squarely into the foreground. Without him the Hornets were forced to start the likes of Sean Marks and Hilton Armstrong at center. Early speculation about the Hornets offseason moves had them trading Tyson Chandler for whoever offered the most cap relief. At one point that was Ben Wallace' ...

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