The New Orleans Hornets suffered badly from missing Chris Paul most of last season. Even with young stud Darren Collison coming in and playing brilliant, the Hornets were outmatched badly last season and hope to rebound this year with a healthy Paul and the addition of Trevor Ariza. David West must return to his all-star form, as well as the team blending well together, and the Hornets could return to their post season form of years ago.
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The New Orleans Hornets (37-45) ended last season in last place in the Southwest Division and 11th in the Western Conference. They finished 13 games out of the postseason. Their major problem lay in the numerous contracts that they had to shed to ensure they were under the luxury tax threshold. That led to frustration on the team, which was expressed vocally by star point guard Chris Paul. But after a terrible season, things are starting to look up for this team.