New Orleans Hornets power forward David West told reporters today he is still undecided as to whether he will opt out of the final year of his contract. If West exercises his player option, he would have one year remaining on his contract worth $7.5 million. He must decide by June 30th.
Hornets head coach Monty Williams has been in consistent contact with David West as he continues to rehab his surgically repaired knee. Williams claims David's rehab is, at a minimum, on schedle, but more than likely ahead of schedule.
Hornets point guard Chris Paul was named to the All-NBA third team yesterday. It's the third time in his career he's made the All-NBA team. Paul was selected to the first team after the 2007-2008 season, and then made the second team the following season. If I was the only voter, CP3 would have been All-NBA second team.
Chris Paul was selected to the NBA's all-defensive second team on Monday night. It is the third time Paul has been named to the all-defensive team. He was a first team selection in 2008-09, and the second team selection in 2007-08.
Hornets general manager Dell Demps insinuated that his team would identify key players this offseason to surround Chris Paul with. As his current contract stands, Paul will be able to opt out at the end of next season. Demps and the Hornets want Paul around long-term. The best chance of that happening is surrounding him with key pieces.
Many have heard the story of Chris Paul scoring 61 points in a high school game two days after his 61 year old Grandfather was murdered. What many don't know is how Chris feels today about the five young men who took away the life of his cherished Grandfather.
The Lakers won the battle of rebounds, second chance points, and turnovers, against the Hornets. As a result, L.A. defeated New Orleans 106-90 in Game 5 Tuesday night at the Staples Center to gain a 3-2 series advantage.
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