Why the New Orleans Hornets Need a New Owner To Have a Successful Season

Karthik TadisinaSenior Writer IDecember 25, 2011

Eric Gordon.
Eric Gordon.Harry How/Getty Images

The New Orleans Hornets no longer have All-Star point guard Chris Paul on their roster, and they are in the midst of reorganizing their team under General Manager Dell Demps although being ultimately overseen by the National Basketball Association (NBA) itself.

The New Orleans Hornets are a young team with a lot of assets after trading away franchise player Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Clippers before the start of the 2011-12 NBA season. Currently owned by the NBA with commissioner David Stern having the final say on all matters, the Hornets could see more changes take place as the season moves forward.

However one area that appears to be often overlooked is finding a potential buyer for the franchise so that the Hornets can make reasonable changes that do not come out as being “a conflict of interest.”

With a possible opening day lineup of Eric Gordon, Trevor Ariza, Al-Farouq Aminu, Carl Landry and Emeka Okafor, the Hornets appear to have a solid roster that head coach Monty Williams can work with. However it is expected that the Hornets could be making more moves (big or small) and it is unknown what affect it will have on the team at this time.

The Hornets are scheduled to play their first game of the season on the road against the Phoenix Suns tomorrow evening and will get the chance to debut their new lineup. New Orleans has a lot of pieces and Gordon is the type of player that the team can build around.

It will be interesting to see what will happen in New Orleans this season.