1. Hornets Happenings| Do I Like Ike?

    So much has been written about the Emeka Okafor acquisition and very little about the signing of Ike Diogu. Who is that mystery man, Ike Diogu? Where is he from? Was he a worthwhile acquisition of the bench-weak Hornets? Inquiring minds want to know..

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about 5 years ago 414 reads 2 comments

  2. Hornets Happenings | Good Move, Mr. Bower: The Bees Are Better with Okafor

    The print and electronic media are buzzing about the Chandler-for-Okafor deal. Most sportswriters and analysts think the trade is a wash. Most fans think the Hornets have come out on top...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about 5 years ago 516 reads 7 comments

  3. Hornets Happenings | Chandler for Okafor a Done Deal?

    ESPN is reporting a late-breaking rumor that a straight up trade between the Charlotte Bobcats and the New Orleans Hornets is in the "advanced stages." This deal would send often-injured Tyson Chandler to the Bobcats for Emeka Okafor...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about 5 years ago 272 reads 3 comments

  4. Hornets Happenings | The Sex Lives of NBA Players in the Big Easy

    I am fairly certain that every player that has played for any of the New Orleans professional basketball franchises has had a sex life. This includes the NBA Jazz and Hornets, as well as the Buccaneers of the long defunct ABA...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about 5 years ago 783 reads 13 comments

  5. Understanding the NBA Salary Cap: It Is Rocket Science

    Rocket science is a term often used for the astronautics branch of aerospace engineering. It is the science and technology of space flight...

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  6. Hornets Happenings | Hornets Score Low on Offseason Team Improvements

    Anyone who is reasonably knowledgeable about NBA basketball knows that there are some strong positives for the New Orleans Hornets. They have one of the best players in the league...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about 5 years ago 270 reads 4 comments

  7. Hornets Happenings | Bees Out of the Running for Two Targeted Free Agents

    Jannero Pargo had been hanging around New Orleans. He had reportedly been playing one-on-one with Byron Scott. Surely, the Hornets would sign him...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about 5 years ago 336 reads 3 comments

  8. Hornets Happenings | The Five Worst Hornets Draft Picks Of All Time

    This is the second in a series of articles in which I analyze the best and worst of the Hornets since the team's inception. Today, I look at the five worst draft picks of all time...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about 5 years ago 689 reads 1 comments

  9. Hornets Happenings: The Five Best Hornets Draft Picks of All Time

    As we sit hear in anticipation of July 8th, waiting to see if the Hornets will improve the themselves with some solid free agent acquisitions, I thought it a good opportunity to reflect ...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about 5 years ago 428 reads 3 comments

  10. Hornets Happenings | Darren Collison Pick Brings a Great Yawn

    The Hornets used their first-round draft pick to select point guard Darren Collison from UCLA. This pick is likely not to excite Hornets fans very much. To be honest, it does not excite me either...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about 5 years ago 391 reads 9 comments

  11. Hornets Happenings: Rebuilding of the Roster Pt. 3, New Bees

    This is part three in the series Rebuilding the Hornets. I thought a slide show would be a great way to show some of the players that the Hornets could or should be looking at to 1) bulk up ...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about 5 years ago 317 reads 7 comments

  12. Hornets Happenings: Rebuilding of the Roster Part Two: Who Should Go?

    In the last Hornets Happenings, I wrote about guaranteed NBA contracts and the difficulty of trying to rid a team of expensive contracts of marginally productive players...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about 5 years ago 363 reads 8 comments

  13. Hornets Happenings | Rebuilding of the Roster Part One: The Dilema

    Although the New Orleans Hornets management has implied that the roster will remain intact next season, average fans might see this as more management doublespeak...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about 5 years ago 267 reads 6 comments

  14. Hornets Happenings| Decoding General Manager Double-Speak

    On May 23, Jimmy Smith interviewed New Orleans Hornets GM Jeff Bower concerning his analysis of the past season and his blueprint for becoming a championship caliber team...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about over 5 years ago 176 reads 4 comments

  15. Hornets Happenings | Byron Scott: Should He Stay or Should He Go?

    Hornets fans have likely not yet gotten over the Hornets' ugly 58-point loss at home in Game 4 in the playoffs...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about over 5 years ago 87 reads 3 comments

  16. Hornets Happenings | New Orleans Buried by Denver

    You may wonder how I wrote this article before the game was over. As I write article, there is two seconds left in the third quarter. The Nuggets are up by thirty-nine points. The Hornets were beaten in every phase of the game...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about over 5 years ago 94 reads 4 comments

  17. Hornets Happenings | D-D-D-D-Denver D-D-D-D-fense D-D-D-Dooms D-Dreary Hornets

    Did I get enough "Ds" in the headline? In case anyone in the Hornets organization happens to stumble across this article, I am dropping a hint that defense wins games...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about over 5 years ago 241 reads 5 comments

  18. Hornets Happenings | Past Performances Do Not Guarantee Future Results

    Many think that after that complete blowout in Game 1, that the Hornets are dead and buried. I must admit that I was extremely disappointed. My disappointment was not so much in the results as it was the effort displayed by New Orleans...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about over 5 years ago 232 reads 4 comments

  19. Hornets Happenings | Denver Destroys New Orleans: A Simple Analysis

    In an earlier article, I wrote that if the Hornets' outside shooters had respectable numbers from the outside, that New Orleans would be fine in this series. In fact, I predicted that the Hornets would win in seven games...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about over 5 years ago 378 reads 16 comments

  20. Professional Sports: Slavery Or A Three Ring Circus?

    I posted a comment that on a recent piece, "Ranking the Playoffs By What Really Counts: Cheerleaders," written by B/R scribe Sweet Mo. This article, admittedly a humor piece, brought to mind much of what is wrong with professional sports today...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about over 5 years ago 398 reads 2 comments

  21. Hornets Happenings | Hornets & Rockets Lose, Western Conference Playoffs Set

    James Posey missed three out of four free throws in the closing minute of regulation, and the Hornets allowed Michael Finley to come off of a Tim Duncan screen to drain a three-ball at the buzzer to send the game into overtime...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about over 5 years ago 161 reads 0 comments

  22. Hornets Happenings | Funeral Services for New Orleans Will Be Held Today

    Funeral services will be held today for the New Orleans Hornets. The place of death was the Houston Toyota Center. The cause of death is undetermined...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about over 5 years ago 181 reads 8 comments

  23. Hornets Happenings | A Cloudy Look into the NBA Western Conference Playoffs

    With their 102-92 victory over the Dallas Mavericks, the Hornets have solidified their position as the sixth seed in the NBA Western Conference playoff race. Although they could drop, the chances of them rising in the rankings are slim...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about over 5 years ago 425 reads 13 comments

  24. Hornets Happenings | The Butler Did It As Hornets Top Heat 93-87 In O.T.

    This writer was unable to watch the first half of the Hornets–Heat contest live. I was coaching the 11-year-old Slidell Steel team, a Biddy All-Star squad competing in the 12-year-old ...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about over 5 years ago 92 reads 1 comments

  25. Warriors Conquer Hornets Despite Career High 43 From Paul

    The stage was set. The Hornets could possibly clinch a playoff spot. Peja Stojakovic was returning to the lineup. David West no longer was limping. Julian Wright's play has been steadily improving...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about over 5 years ago 102 reads 0 comments