Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 4/27/12
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The New Orleans Hornets are undoubtedly in a full-blown rebuilding mode. They traded away All-Star point guard Chris Paul, endured an overwhelming number of injuries and were never really in playoff contention. They patched their roster together with a variety of players signed to 10-day contracts just to get through the season. They finished with a 21-45 record, worst in the Western Conference, after an 84-77 defeat at Houston on Thursday. Though they need help everywhere, the Hornets are especially in need of big men. Jarrett Jack and Eric Gordon (if they don't lose him as a restricted free agent) give them some pieces to work with in the backcourt, but the frontcourt is a mess. Center Emeka Okafor missed the last 37 games with a sore knee, and it may well be time to move on from him. Center/forward Chris Kaman, who came along with Gordon from the Clippers in the Paul trade, was on the trading block at midseason and doesn't fit in with the youth movement. Small forward Tr...
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