1. Eric Gordon and Anthony Davis for Hornets: NBA's Next Star Tandem?

    NBA history is sprinkled with star tandems who have transformed the league and led their teams to glory. For example, there was Magic and Kareem in the '80s. The long-running duo of Stockton and Malone in the late '80s and '90s...

    Louis Gertler Written by Louis Gertler about 2 years ago 1,919 reads 8 comments

  2. Olympic Basketball: Breaking Down What Changes Need to Be Made for 2016 Olympics

    The U.S. team just went undefeated in the London Olympics and won the gold medal. So one could easily argue that USA Basketball should simply follow the same exact formula for the upcoming 2016 Rio Games...

    Louis Gertler Written by Louis Gertler about 2 years ago 645 reads 0 comments

  3. 5 Key Goals for Monty Williams and New Orleans Hornets

    These are several obvious signs that a team eliminated from playoff contention has essentially shut it down and is just playing out the string. Blatant loafing and lackadaisical play on the court...

    Louis Gertler Written by Louis Gertler about 2 years ago 1,036 reads 0 comments

  4. New Orleans Hornets: What If the Austin Rivers Experiment Fails?

    It is certainly not unusual to hear about a NBA team "gambling" on a certain player when it selects him in the draft or signs him in free agency. There are different types of player gambles, however...

    Louis Gertler Written by Louis Gertler about 2 years ago 1,692 reads 1 comments

  5. New Orleans Hornets: Can the Small-Market Hornets Compete in Today's NBA?

    If you are a fan of a NBA small-market team, the last few days have been a real downer. Once again, a large-market team—the Los Angeles Lakers —has pulled out a free-agent ...

    Louis Gertler Written by Louis Gertler about 2 years ago 1,317 reads 19 comments

  6. New Orleans Hornets: the Recent Media Changes and the Benson Purge

    Ever since former owner George Shinn relocated the Hornets from Charlotte for the 2002-2003 season, there was a feeling among locals that the team didn't really belong to New ...

    Louis Gertler Written by Louis Gertler about 2 years ago 2,055 reads 2 comments

  7. New Orleans Hornets: Was It a Mistake for Anthony Davis to Play in the Olympics?

    If you are Anthony Davis, of course you accept an invitation to be a member of the US basketball team. It is one of the highest honors a basketball player can achieve—to be asked to play for his country in the Olympics...

    Louis Gertler Written by Louis Gertler about 2 years ago 1,927 reads 8 comments

  8. New Orleans Hornets: Why Eric Gordon Won't Live Up to Hype in 2012-2013 Season

    Hype about a player is a funny thing in team sports. On the one hand, it can excite a fan base about the vast potential of a budding star, and therefore the prospects of the home team's success...

    Louis Gertler Written by Louis Gertler about 2 years ago 1,593 reads 2 comments

  9. NBA History: Are Traditional Positions Still Relevant in the NBA?

    There is a change in the air in the NBA. For decades, the NBA had five distinct positions with specific characteristics and responsibilities. The center (the 5 position) was the biggest guy on the court, usually seven feet or taller...

    Louis Gertler Written by Louis Gertler about 2 years ago 403 reads 0 comments

  10. New Orleans Hornets: Do They Have the First 'Big Four' in the NBA?

    Admittedly, there are a lot of unanswered questions. Can Austin Rivers be converted from a pure shooting guard to a Russell Westbrook-type attacking and dishing point guard? Will ...

    Louis Gertler Written by Louis Gertler about 2 years ago 5,014 reads 19 comments

  11. Are Eric Gordon and the New Orleans Hornets Reaching the Point of No Return?

    Eric Gordon made it clear in a prepared statement earlier this week that he didn't want the New Orleans Hornets to match the max offer he received from the Phoenix Suns . Yesterday, he took it to a new level...

    Louis Gertler Written by Louis Gertler about 2 years ago 2,428 reads 43 comments

  12. NBA Draft 2012: Hornets, a New Era Dawns in New Orleans

    Usually at this time of year, all the talk in New Orleans is about the Saints upcoming season. Fans chanting "Who Dat" work themselves up into a frenzy for an expected playoff run...

    Louis Gertler Written by Louis Gertler about 2 years ago 713 reads 0 comments

  13. 2012 New Orleans Saints: 7 Bold Predictions

    Talk about rough offseasons.The Saints had the mother of all bad offseasons in 2012. From Bountygate to allegations that Saints GM Mickey Loomis surreptitiously listened to opposing ...

    Louis Gertler Written by Louis Gertler about 2 years ago 1,422 reads 14 comments