New Orleans Hornets: 5 Reasons the Playoffs Are Possible in 2011-12

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New Orleans Hornets: 5 Reasons the Playoffs Are Possible in 2011-12

After watching the New Orleans Hornets' first two games of the 2011-12 NBA season, I now have the confidence to say what I've wanted to say before the first ball was tipped: The Hornets will make the playoffs.

I know, I know. Two games is too early to declare that a team of ragtags and misfits who just lost arguably their best player in franchise history will make the playoffs. They're playing for the lottery; their best players don't want to be there; they're a team without an owner in complete disarray. I've heard it all.

That still doesn't deter me from what my gut felt upon scanning the Hornets' preseason roster or what my eyes have seen from them in these past two games.

I'll give you five reasons why:

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