> Has there been any reports about the Hornets using the $1.2 million
>salary slot to either sign or acquire anouther forward? Burrell is a fine
>player, but he's been banged up lately and Hancock has been starting. L.J.
>has been getting some minutes at SF, but he still seems better suited to PF.
> The Hornets have a pretty good rotation at SF, but with team getting off to
>a sluggish start, I'm wondering if the front office wants to utilize that
The Hornets do have a $1.1 million slot that was occupied by Eddie Johnson
last year. They've been mum on how they plan to use this but as I understand
it, they have to use it this season or use it. The other issue is, who's
out there, that's worth signing to aocntract that size? I don't know the
answer to that.
By the way, Burrell, LJ, Zo, Morurning are healthy now. Rumor has it that
Tom Tolbert has started practicing again and will likely be back this
month sometime, so that will help the forward situation for the Hornets.
The Hornets really have had bigger problems keeping PGs healthy with Bogues
and his groin pulls, Adams and his Hammie problems and Bennett with his foot
problems. All three were out for the recent Hornet-Hawk game. I was kind of
amazed the Bugs won!
Adams IS flying with the Hornets on their Western road trip this week, so
he MIGHT play as early as tonight (against Utah), Thursday (against Houston),
or Saturday (against Dallas). I hope so because Muggsy reinjured his groin
against the CLips last night!
One other problem, Gattison is out for the season due to a cervical spine injury
causing him to lose feeling/strength in his arms.