Originally Posted by kazaks
1. Is peja still injured ( I used to live in OKC and followed the hornets but stopped once I moved)
2. Why would they start Julian Wright? Didnt he play terrible in summer league
Not sayin summer league matters much just saying
1. Peja has been rehabbing in Greece and word has it that he's progressing really good. I guess we won't know much more until training camp begins.
2. Julian didn't really play "terrible". He had a few pretty nice games and maybe like 2 bad ones. You're right in that summer league doesn't matter much. We've seen guys do bad in summer league and then go on to play really well in the league and vice versa. Also, Julian will be coming off the bench. It's already been stated by Scott and Jeff Bower in a few Hornet articles. This is what they've said...
With the addition of Peterson, the Hornetsí starting lineup projects as Paul, Peterson, Stojakovic, West and Tyson Chandler, enabling them to bring Wright off the bench and allow him to develop at a more reasonable rate. I think thatís an ideal short-term role for him given that it might take some time for Wright to be an every-game force.