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Hornets Rotations For The Upcoming Season

NEW ORLEANS - FEBRUARY 16:  Chris Paul of the New Orlenas Hornets participates in the Playstation Skills Challenge, part of 2008 NBA All-Star Weekend at the New Orleans Arena on February 16, 2008 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Jacob KerrContributor IOctober 7, 2010

The New Orleans Hornets have some questions concerning rotations for their opening day lineup. Here is an interesting lineup to think about:

PG—Paul

SG—Stojakovic

SF—Ariza

PF—West

C—Okafor

Coach Monty Williams is looking a for spot-up shooter at the SG position, so Peja would be a perfect fit for the position that has been his calling-card all his career. The rest of the starting lineup is basically what everyone else expects. This would be the backups for the Hornets:

PG—Pondexter

SG—Thornton

SF—Alexander

PF—Smith

C—Gray

Thornton could come off the bench and play about 30-35 minutes to help give the team a spark off the bench. Pondexter could run PG because he did a bit of that in college, and if he has trouble Thornton could run it because everyone saw him run it last year when Paul was hurt.

Alexander could be a good spark as well, playing about 10-12 minutes a game just to give Ariza a break. Then you would have two seven-footers guarding the rim, so there will be no easy baskets on them.

These lineup moves could help the Hornets be a very dynamic team this season.

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