5 Things New Orleans Hornets Must Do to Get Back into the Playoffs Next Season

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5 Things New Orleans Hornets Must Do to Get Back into the Playoffs Next Season
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This season has been a nightmare scenario for all loyal New Orleans Hornets fans after the departure of Chris Paul. The team has been near the bottom of the league for the whole season, but they are about to be compensated for that in the 2012 NBA draft and this offseason. 

Quick fixes are usually impractical, but New Orleans could be setting itself up for just that this offseason. They have cap room, a star and two lottery picks to work with in order to fix their team for the 2012-2013 campaign. 

It seems like a long shot now, but the Hornets could be able to compete for a playoff spot in the loaded West this upcoming season. Here's what would need to happen for that to happen. 

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