Hornets Sign Free Agent Joe Alexander: Expect a Huge Role in Alexander

Jordan VlachContributor ISeptember 21, 2010

CHICAGO - MARCH 01: Joe Alexander #20 of the Chicago Bulls sets to defend against the Atlanta Hawks at the United Center on March 1, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Hawks defeated the Bulls 116-92. 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 Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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The New Orleans Hornets added Small Forward free agent Joe Alexander (6-8 230) today. Alexander comes to the Hornets from the Chicago Bulls.

The former West Virginia Mountaineer has agreed to a deal ( terms have not been released) on Tuesday September 21, 2010.

Alexander was the eighth overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft and played in 59 games in his rookie year averaging 4.7 points and 1.9 rebounds per game. The former lottery pick played in only eight games and that came after he was traded to Chicago.

The Hornets will use Alexander as a back-up to three different positions (SG,SF,PF). He has All-Star potential and is a very athletic to say the least. He should see a lot of playing time, and could be a very dependable player for the Hornets.