Led by No. 1 overall pick Anthony Davis, the New Orleans Hornets have some promising young talent. However, it might take some time for the team to produce consistent success.
The new veteran additions for the Utah Jazz could pay off right away.
Davis and the Hornets look to bounce back from a season-opening defeat when they visit the Jazz on Friday night.
In his NBA debut Wednesday, the 6-foot-10 Davis scored 21 points and pulled down seven rebounds in a 99-95 home loss to San Antonio.
"He's only going to get better," New Orleans coach Monty Williams said. "I love him because he takes losing hard. You can't help but love guys who take it in the heart the way you do."
Davis, who already has lost half as many games as he did in his only season at Kentucky, appears ready to take whatever comes his way in stride.
"I'm just trying to play the game. Go out there and explore," said the 2012 national player of the year and Olympic gold medalist. "If I don't have shots, look for my te...