When you look at the roster of the New Orleans Hornets, you don’t expect this team to have double the amount of losses than it does wins. But that’s exactly what you see.
A team that is 22-46. A team that’s lost seven of eight.
Things haven’t gone quite as planned this season. There’s no doubt this team is rebuilding after shipping Chris Paul to Los Angeles in 2011, but they have put together some premiere talent since.
There are names that jump out at you, most notably 2012 No. 1 overall draft pick Anthony Davis and fellow top-10 pick Austin Rivers.
Then there are names that you’ve heard before, but don’t know much about, such as former Maryland Terrapin standout Greivis Vasquez.
This is a team built for the future. Their time isn’t now. Fans will have to wait a year, maybe two, before it will be exciting to watch basketball in New Orleans again.
But, they’re well on their way to becoming competitive.
Here are some reasons why.