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insidehoops 09-26-2006 11:56 PM

Name Hornets strengths and weaknesses
Being realistic, of course

What could cause problems, and what does the team have that no one else can handle (CP3 of course)

Boki4MVP 09-27-2006 06:08 PM

ive thought alot about the hornets. on offense, they can be scary. they can run pick and rol downlow with cp3 and chandler, bc cp3 loves to slash. or they can have him throw it out to peja and he can shoot. theyre going to be good. good enough for 6-8 seed in playoffs.

wally_world 09-30-2006 11:40 AM

Strengths: CP3, Decent Starting Line-up
Weaknesses: Wild line-up (unproven), ugly uniform... :rollingeyes:

shafir 10-03-2006 05:55 PM

Gonna be better then last season with CP3's development, and addition of Peja, who will also help CP3's assist stats.

wally_world 10-08-2006 03:00 AM

Peja's gonna be shooting the hell out of the other team! weee!!! :hammerhead:

anyway... why wasn't he in the 3-pt shootout these couple of years... he'll absolutely dominate...

yobore 10-09-2006 11:31 PM


Originally Posted by insidehoops
Being realistic, of course

What could cause problems, and what does the team have that no one else can handle (CP3 of course)


Outside scoring- this is the big upgrade from last year. Bjax and Peja, and West supposedly worked on his 3 pointer. Mason worked out that wierd elbow thing on his shot. Rasul Butler will play a bigger part than he did last year

Rebounding- Most of the players pull down an abnormal number of rebounds for their position from Paul to Chandler.

Spacing- The improvement with mid-range shooters and outside shooters is great for Chris Paul who can get by his man in one-on-one defense with ease. I have a feeling that his scoring will come much easier this year.

Depth- capable defensive bigmen hopefully. No offense to PJ (at center that is) and West but they aren't a very intimidating frontcourt defensively. This year hopefully Chandler, Simmons, and Armstrong will fix that.


Inside scoring- Peja and Mason have a little bit of post moves but besides that there will not be much offence from the paint besides Paul of course. Hopefully Hilton Armstrong

Injuries- TC, BJax and Peja will have to stay healthier than in the past.

Slashing- This shouldn't be a problem most of the year, but if Paul is injured this will be apparent. There is noone on the team that is really good at creating their own shots off the dribble besides Mason and Paul.

Who Knows:

Mason and Chandler have apparently worked extremely hard this summer but Chandler has said that before so who knows. Maybe Paul will get his career moving again. Hilton Armstrong and Cedric Simmons could be pretty good who knows.

I think a lot of people are kind of beginning to write off the Hornets for the playoffs because they don't like their summer moves money-wise but they are as improved as any other team besides maybe the Rockets. This is potentially a very good team this year and if everyone is healthy and TC and Mason improved or the rookies are decent they could be a very dangerous first-round opponent especially for a team like the Suns.

yobore 10-12-2006 12:41 AM


Originally Posted by insidehoops
that no one else can handle (CP3 of course)

Forgot to mention this: CP3-West pick and roll. It is unstoppable. In the first preseason game they did it perfect every time. I'm not going to say West is a great player or anything given the strength of PF in the league he might even be average for a starter, but he is absolutely perfect at the pick and roll and can hit the shots. That is about as close to an unstoppable move as anyone in the league has.

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