Early Title Favorites: New Orleans Hornets?

by September 08, 2008

by Marcel Mutoni

Apparently, something called Athlon Magazine is picking them to win it all next season.

Admittedly, it is way, way too early to be picking a title winner, but today is a painfully slow news day, and thus, here we are …

… Chris Paul is a year wiser; Byron Scott is coming off an impressive coach-of-the-year campaign; the team added trophy-collecting James Posey this summer; San Antonio (who eliminated New Orleans in seven brutal games last season) isn’t looking too hot these days; and depending on Bynum’s health, the Lakers are likely the one Western Conference team that could firmly stand in their way next spring/summer.

It’s not entirely crazy to envision the New Orleans Hornets showering each other with bubbly next year, is it?