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  • N.O./Okla. City Hornets (2-0) vs. Houston Rockets (1-1) Game 3, Home Game 1

    New Orleans Arena New Orleans, LA Sunday, November 5, 2006 6:00 p.m. (CT)

    NEW ORLEANS/OKLAHOMA CITY HORNETS STARTERS Pos. No. Name Ht. Wt. Player Updates G 3 CHRIS PAUL 6-0 175 2006-07: 18.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 8.0 apg, 1.5 spg

    Note: Reigning Rookie of the Year, recently competed for the USA Mens National Team. G 16 PEJA STOJAKOVIC 6-10 229 2006-07: 9.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg

    Note: Shooting just .500 (3-6) from the free throw line. F 24 DESMOND MASON 6-5 222 2006-07: 9.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg

    Note: Scored all eight of his points 11/1 at BOS in the first quarter. F 30 DAVID WEST 6-9 240 2006-07: 19.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.5 bpg

    Note: Leading scorer for each of the first two games. C 6 TYSON CHANDLER 7-1 245 2006-07: 6.5 ppg, 12.0 rpg

    Note: Game-high 15 rebs (8 OR) 11/3 at IND.

    TONIGHTS HORNETS BUZZ HITS: The Hornets open their home schedule tonight in New Orleans when they face the divisional foe Houston Rocketslast season, the Hornets

    went 3-1 on the season against the Rockets. The Hornets will play in four home-openers in their first four games of the seasonafter winning on the road as the visitor in Boston and Indiana,

    they will attempt to be 3-0 thus far in openers tonight in New Orleans before having the opener in Oklahoma City on Tuesday night. Rockets guard John Lucas III played two seasons at Oklahoma State University and was named co-Big 12 Player of the Year along with

    teammate Tony Allen his junior seasonLucas played 35 games last season for the NBDLs Tulsa 66ers where he averaged 16.8 points. The Hornets are 2-0 for the first time since the 2003-04 seasonthey also won their first two games on the road for the first time since the 2000-

    01 season. The Hornets defense is holding opponents to just 40% shooting from the field and 24% shooting from beyond the arc. Kirk Snyder, who was traded from the Hornets to the Rockets for cash considerations and a conditional second round pick in the 2008 draft on

    July 14, averaged 8.0 points and 2.4 rebounds in 68 games for the Hornets last season. The Hornets hosted the Hard Hats and High Tops Gala on Sat., Nov. 4 at New Orleans World War II Museumthe evening featured live and

    silent auctionsproceeds from the evening will benefit the Hoops for Homes Initiative.

    HORNETS PRONUNCIATION GUIDE: Peja Stojakovic (STOY-ak-O-vich), Rasual Butler (rah-sue-ahl), Jannero Pargo (JUH-nare-O), Marcus Vinicius (va-NEE-shus)

    2006-07 HORNETS RECORDS RECORD HOME ROAD OVERTIME OVERALL 2-0 0-0 2-0 0-0 SW DIVISION 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 WESTERN 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 EASTERN 2-0 0-0 2-0 0-0

    OVERALL HOME ROAD STREAKS W2 W2

    INJURY REPORT: Marc Jackson (strained right hamstring) is out indefinitely.

    RECENT TRANSACTIONS: 10/31: Signed David West to a multi-year contract extension.10/26: Released Luis Flores and Scooter McFadgon10/25: Exercised the third-year option of Chris Pauls contract.10/1: Signed free agent guards Luis Flores and Scooter McFadgon; signed second round pick Marcus Vinicius.8/25: Announced that the contract of General Manager Jeff Bower had been extended through the 2010-11 seasonannounced that the contracts of assistant coaches Darrell Walker, Kenny Gattison and Dave Miller had been extended through the 2006-07 season.8/9: Signed free agent guard Jannero Pargo.7/19: Signed free agent guard Bobby Jackson and re-signed forward Rasual Butler.7/14: Acquired Tyson Chandler from the Chicago Bulls in exchange for PJ Brown and J.R. Smithtraded guard Kirk Snyder to the Houston Rockets in exchange for cash considerations and a conditional 2008 second round pick.7/12: Acquired Peja Stojakovic and cash considerations from the Indiana Pacers in exchange for the rights of Andrew Betts.

    HORNETS SCHEDULE

    Last Ten (4-5): 10/10 vs. DAL* W 84-81 10/13 vs. ORL* L 85-100 10/17 at MIA* L 105-109 10/19 at GSW* L 103-112 10/20 at LAL* L 106-113 10/22 at SAC* L 93-117 10/24 at SAC* W 84-81 11/1 at BOS W 91-87 11/3 at IND W 100-91

    NEXT FIVE: 11/7 vs. GSW 7:00 p.m. 11/9 at GSW 9:30 p.m. 11/10 at POR 9:00 p.m. 11/12 at LAC 2:30 p.m. 11/14 vs. CHA 7:00 p.m. *preseason game

  • TONIGHTS OPPONENT Houston Rockets Southwest Division

    2006-07 Regular Season Match-ups (CT) Nov. 5, 2006 @ NO 6:00 PM Mar. 25, 2007 @ OKC 2:30 PM ALL-TIME SERIES: Feb. 3, 2007 @ Houston 7:30 PM Apr. 14, 2007 @ Houston 7:30 PM Houston leads 28-12. 2005-06 Regular Season Results: Nov. 5, 2005 W 91-84 @ Houston Jan. 14, 2006 W 86-80 @ Houston Dec. 28, 2005 W 92-90 @ OKC Mar. 23, 2006 L 92-93 @ OKC

    The Hornets have lost 11 out of their last 17 to the Rockets, but have won three of the last four (all in 2005-06). The Hornets beat the Rockets, 91-84, ending the game on a 17-2 run on Nov. 5, 2005...the Hornets were down by as much as six in the

    fourth quarter before coming from behind to grab the 86-80 win at Toyota Center on Jan. 14, 2006... Chris Paul led the Hornets with 17 points...Rookie Chris Paul hit two running jump shots in the final 30 seconds to lift the Hornets to the win.

    The Rockets hold the opponent franchise record in blocked shots with 16 (Dec. 20, 1991). The Hornets/Rockets pre-season game on October 12, 2003 was the first basketball game held in the Rockets' new Toyota Center, the

    Hornets won 89-71. Byron Scott is 8-7 (.533) all-time versus the RocketsJeff Van Gundy is 18-13 (.581) all-time against the Hornets.

    New Orleans/Oklahoma City: 100 Indiana: 91 November 3, 2006 at Conseco Fieldhouse Hornets High Scorer: West 20 Pacers High Scorer: ONeal 25 Hornets High Rebounder: Chandler 15 Pacers High Rebounder: Harrington 7 Hornets High Assist: Paul 6 Pacers High Assist: Armstrong 6 Score By Quarter 1 2 3 4 Final Hornets 26 22 21 31 100 Pacers 20 20 32 19 91 The Hornets allowed 32 third quarter points, allowing the Pacers to erase an eight-point halftime deficit and even take the lead, before going on a 14-0 run to start the third quarter and to secure their second straight road victoryit was also the second straight game that the Hornets allowed their opposition to cut into a sizable lead before taking over late in the gameDavid West shot 62% (8-13) from the field, en route to 20 points, while Tyson Chandler came up with a game-high 15 rebounds (including eight OR)a Chandler dunk from Chris Paul (16 points, six assists) in the second quarter made ESPNs Top 10 as the number two play of the dayPacer Jermaine ONeal led all scorers with 25 points. New Orleans/Oklahoma City: 91 Boston: 87 November 1, 2006 at TD Banknorth Garden Hornets High Scorer: Paul 20 Celtics High Scorer: Pierce 29 Hornets High Rebounder: Chandler 9 Celtics High Rebounder: Pierce 19 Hornets High Assist: Paul 10 Celtics High Assist: West 5 Score By Quarter 1 2 3 4 Final Hornets 26 28 21 16 91 Celtics 16 25 24 22 87 The Hornets never trailed as they defeated the Celtics, 91-87, for the first time in over two seasonsa 13-point Hornets halftime lead was threatened in the third quarter as they missed their first nine field goal attempts to start the second halfBobby Jackson ended the draught with 7:31 to play in the thirden route to a 20-point, 10-assist double-double, Chris Paul scored the last ten points of the third quarterthe Celtics had numerous opportunities to tie the game in the second-half, but failed each timePeja Stojakovic hit two crucial shots in the final 1:34 and David Wests tip-in with 12.8 seconds left sealed the road win for the HornetsPaul Pierce had 29 points and a career-high 19 rebounds in the Celtics loss. New Orleans/Oklahoma City: 84 Sacramento: 81 October 24, 2006 at ARCO Arena Hornets High Scorer: Paul 22 Kings High Scorer: Martin 21 Hornets High Rebounder: Chandler 10 Kings High Rebounder: Thomas 10 Hornets High Assist: Paul 9 Kings High Assist: Thomas 5 Score By Quarter 1 2 3 4 Final Hornets 25 18 22 19 84 Kings 27 17 24 13 81 The Hornets halted a five-game skid to win their final preseason game of the season, holding off the Kings, 84-81Chris Paul led the Hornets with 22 points (8-15 FG, 2-2 3FG, 4-6 FT) to accompany seven rebounds, nine assists and four stealsDesmond Mason helped out with 17 points, while Bobby Jackson added 13 points off the benchafter missing three games with a sprained left ankle, Tyson Chandler returned to the starting lineup and grabbed ten reboundsKevin Martin had a team-best 21 points for the Kings in the losing effortthe Hornets shot 43% from the field, two percent better than the Kings, who finished at 41% percent on the evening.

    LAST THREE GAMES:

  • SEASON NOTES: With the 91-87 win at BOS, the Hornets have now won seven of their last eight season openers. The Hornets are shooting 16 percent (4-25) from the three-point line. The Hornets first two wins (11/1 at BOS, 11/3 at IND) both came against that had swept them (2-0) during the 2005-06

    season. Chris Paul had 20 points and 10 assists in the opening night win, recording his first double-double of the seasonhis first

    double-double last year occurred in the sixth game of the season (11/15 at MIA)he had 23 double-doubles last season. David West has led the Hornets in scoring the first two games (18 pts, 11/1 at BOS and 20 pts, 11/3 at IND). The Hornets bench outscored the Pacers bench 39-26 in the 11/3 win at INDRasual Butler led the bench with 11 points. The Hornets have outscored their opponents 92-66 in the paint. The Hornets outrebounded the Pacers by 19 (53-34) in the 11/3 winTyson Chandler had 15 total rebounds, including

    eight offensive which was one more than Indianas starting five combined total. Celtics All-Star Paul Pierce recorded a career-high 19 rebounds in the loss, it also marked an opponent-high for total

    rebounds in an opening night game for the Hornets. The Hornets are 2-0 for the first time since the 2003-04 seasonit also marks the first time the Hornets have won their first

    two road games since the 2000-01 season. Only five players from the current roster (David West, Chris Paul, Brandon Bass, Rasual Butler and Desmond Mason) were

    on the opening night roster for the Hornets last season. THIRD QUARTER BLUES: The third quarter has continued to be a problem thus far in the 2006-07 season just as it was last seasonover the final 21 games of the 2005-06 season, the Hornets were outscored 18-of-21 times in the third quarterthis season, the Hornets have been outscored in each of the first two games (24-21 by Boston and 32-21 by Indiana)they have also surrendered an 8-1 run to start the half against the Celtics and an 8-0 run to start the half against the Pacers. #3 IN THE 3RD: #3 is not only Chris Pauls number, but it seems to be his favorite quarter so far in the young seasonCP3 has stepped up his scoring game in each of the first two third-quarters accounting for 16 total points in the two gameshe has also delivered 14 of those 16 points in the last three minutes of the third where in each game the score has been close. THE FREE THROW SHOOTER FORMERLY KNOWN AS PEJA: If anyone would have told you that after two games, Peja Stojakovic would be the seventh best free-throw shooter on the Hornets, people would have thought you meant in the NBA and not the Hornetsa career .892 percent free-throw shooter, Peja is the second most accurate charity stripe shooter in the game today (behind Steve Nash), however, he has started out the 2006-07 season by missing three of his first six. THE OFF-SEASONS BIG THREE: The Hornets acquired, signed or drafted seven new players to this years roster over the summerthree of the biggest were Tyson Chandler, Bobby Jackson and Peja Stojakovicthose three combined for 31 points, 14 rebounds and three assists in the 91-87 win over Boston on 11/1 and 23 points, 24 rebounds and two assists in the 100-91 win over Indiana on 11/3. PRESEASON RESULTS: The Hornets finished the preseason with a 2-5 recordthe Hornets have an all-time preseason record of 63-80 (.441)--that includes a home record of 25-11 (.694), a road record of 9-31 (.225) and a record of 28-38 (.418) at neutral sites. DEFENSE KEY TO WINS IN PRESEASON: The Hornets are expected to be an up-tempo, fast-breaking team this seasonhowever, during the preseason, their defense was the key to a win or a lossin the two wins, the Hornets gave up just 81 points compared to 110.2 points in the five lossesthe below chart further illustrates the note. OPPONENTS PTS FGs TWO WINS 81 58-142 (.408) FIVE LOSSES 110.2 194-369 (.526) THREE-POINT SPECIALIST: One of the Hornets main needs last season was a player who could consistently knock down an outside shotwith the trade to get Peja Stojakovic, the Hornets got one of the best in NBA history in that categoryover the last seven seasons, Stojakovic and Seattles Ray Allen are the only two NBA players to make at least 100 three-pointers in each season.

  • SLOW OFF-SEASON? WE DONT NEED NO STINKING SLOW OFF-SEASON!: The New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets had one goal in mind this off-season, to get better as a basketball team...from all reviews, they did just thatthe below chart shows the various moves the Hornets made during the busy off-season and why many NBA insiders project the Hornets as a playoff team.

    2005-06 HORNETS ROSTER Brandon Bass F PJ Brown F/C Traded to Chicago along with J.R. Smith for Tyson Chandler on July 14 Rasual Butler F Speedy Claxton G Free agent; was not re-signed Marcus Fizer F Free agent; was not re-signed Marc Jackson F/C Linton Johnson F Arvydas Macijauskas G Waived on July 12 Desmond Mason G/F Moochie Norris G Waived on July 5 Chris Paul G J.R. Smith G Traded to Chicago along with PJ Brown for Tyson Chandler on July 14 Kirk Snyder G Traded to Houston for cash considerations and a conditional 2008 second round pick David West F Aaron Williams F Free agent; was not re-signed

    2006-07 HORNETS ROSTER Hilton Armstrong C/F Selected with the 12th overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft Brandon Bass F Rasual Butler F Re-signed as a free agent on July 19 Tyson Chandler C Acquired from Chicago for PJ Brown and J.R. Smith on July 14 Bobby Jackson G Signed as a free agent on July 19 Marc Jackson F/C Linton Johnson F Desmond Mason G/F Jannero Pargo G Signed as a free agent on August 9 Chris Paul G Cedric Simmons F Selected with the 15th overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft Peja Stojakovic F/G Acquired from Indiana for cash considerations and the draft rights to Andrew Betts Marcus Vinicius F Selected with the 43rd pick in the 2006 NBA Draft David West F

    REPRESENTING THE USA: Chris Paul was one of only 12 NBA players to represent the USA in the 2006 FIBA World Championships in JapanCP3 played in all nine games (starting six), averaging 7.0 points 3.4 rebounds and a team-high 4.9 assists in 23.7 minutes of play in helping lead the USA squad to an 8-1 record and a bronze medal CP set a new U.S. standard for assists in the World Championships with 44 total assists and a 4.9 assist per game averagehis 17 steals ranks tied for sixth for steals in a World ChampionshipPaul also finished the 2006 FIBA World Championship ranked first in assists-to-turnovers ratio, third in assists and tied for ninth in stealsbefore Japan, CP helped lead the USA Senior National Team to a 5-0 record during its pre-World Championship tour averaging 6.2 ppg. and a team high 4.2 apg.

    BIGGEST TURNAROUND IN THE NBA: Below is a list of the biggest turnarounds in the NBA from the past two seasons. # of Games Improved

    Team 2005-06Season

    2004-05Season

    +20 NO/Okla. City Hornets 38-44 18-64 +15 Utah Jazz 41-41 26-56 +13 Atlanta Hawks 26-56 13-69 +11 Los Angeles Lakers 45-37 34-48 +10 Detroit Pistons 64-18 54-28 +10 Los Angeles Clippers 47-35 37-45 +10 Milwaukee Bucks 40-42 30-52

  • RECORD SETTING YEAR FOR CP3: 2005-06 rookie of the year Chris Paul blazed onto the NBA scene last seasonPaul set his share of records along the way during the 2005-06 seasonbelow are a few of the records and marks he set.

    CP3 led the NBA in total steals, making him the second rookie in NBA history to lead the NBA in total stealsBrevin Knight accomplished the feat in 1997-98.

    Chris Paul has captured the Western Conference Rookie of the Month award each month this seasonif he is named the April award winner, it will mark the fifth time in NBA history a player has captured the award in every month of his rookie seasonCarmelo Anthony and LeBron James (2002-03), Tim Duncan (1997-98) and David Robinson (1989-90) won the award every month.

    Chris Paul set Hornets rookie records for: -Most Assists in a season and game. -Highest Free Throw Percentage for a season. -Most Free Throws made and attempted in a game. -Most Steals in a season and game.

    Paul scored 24 points with 12 rebounds and 12 assists 4/2 at TOR, to become the first rookie with triple-12s since Jay Williams did it for the Bulls in 2002the only other active players to have done so as rookies were Steve Francis, Antoine Walker, and Chris Webberalso became the first Hornet rookie to record a triple-double.

    First rookie to record at least 13 assists in three straight games (2/1 vs. CHI, 2/4 vs. LAL, 2/6 at NJN) since Jason Kidd (1994).

    Chris Paul recorded 21 games of 10+ assists this seasonover the last 10 years, the only other rookies with at least 20 games of 10 or more assists were Brevin Knight (26 in 1997-1998) and Jamaal Tinsley (21 in 2001-2002).

    Chris Paul had 17 points, 11 rebounds, 16 assists and six steals in the Hornets' overtime victory 4/5 vs. GSWsince 1973-74, when the NBA began keeping track of steals, only one other player reached those levels in each of those four categories in the same game, that was Magic Johnsonhe also needed overtime to do it (33 points, 15 rebounds, 17 assists and six steals vs. Denver on March 29, 1981).

    CP3 HAD ONE OF THE BEST ROOKIE SEASONS IN HISTORY: Most NBA fans and insiders knew that Chris Paul was a lock for rookie of the year and that he had a great rookie seasonbut most dont know just how remarkable it wasPauls Player Efficiency Rating (PER) was an astonishing 22.14the PER is a rating that assigns various values to different statistics accumulated by players on a per-minute basis, and is regarded by most experts as the most accurate statistical estimate of a players performancePER was tracked starting in the 1977-78 season, when the NBA first kept track of turnoversbelow is a chart that shows you how remarkable of a first NBA season CP is havingsince the start of the decade, only three playersElton Brand (20.63), Yao Ming (20.59) and Marquis Daniels (20.10)have posted PERs north of 20.0only one 20-year old in NBA history has a better PER than CP, his name is LeBron James, who had a 25.67 PER last seasonanother startling number is how many rookie point guards dating back to 1977-78 have had a PER better than CP3: noneMagic Johnson is the only PG to have a PER better than 20.0 (20.63).

    Paul's rookie season stacks up well when compared with those of other rookie guards in NBA historyvery wellshockingly welllet's cut right to the chasehere's a complete list of every guard in NBA history to post a better rookie PER than Paul's:

    1. Oscar Robertson 2. Michael Jordan

    Yes, that is the whole list. MJ and the Big O. In terms of PER, Paul is the best rookie guard in two decades and the best rookie point guard in 45 years.

    BEST ROOKIE SEASONS SINCE 1977-78 PLAYER YEAR PER AGE David Robinson 1990 26.35 25 Michael Jordan 1985 25.85 22 Arvydas Sabonis 1996 24.74 31 Shaquille ONeal 1993 22.91 21 Terry Cummings 1983 22.83 22 Tim Duncan 1998 22.63 21 Chris Paul 2006 22.14 20 Walter Davis 1978 22.14 23 Chris Webber 1994 21.67 21 Marques Johnson 1978 21.33 22

  • HORNETS REPRESENTING TWO CITIES AGAIN FOR 2006-07: On January 31st the NBA announced that the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets will have the honor once again of representing two cities for the 2006-07 season as they will play 35 games in Oklahoma City at the Ford Center and six games in New Orleans at the New Orleans Arena.

    The Hornets take great pride in building a positive, lasting impact as a contributing partner in the community. It is the team's personal conviction to touch the lives of those who share their home. Since the organization's inception, the Hornets have created a variety of programs and partnerships to offer a message of hope, future and dreams and are steadfastly committed to making the surrounding communities a better place to live. Some of the community relations initiatives include: Summer Hoops Clinics Read To Achieve Hoops For Homes Hornets Visits/PSAs/Speaker's Bureau For more information or to learn about additional community events, go to Hornets.com.

    BYRON SCOTT ARIZONA STATE 83 OVERALL RECORD: 207-245 RECORD WITH HORNETS: 58-106 Byron Scott is in his third season as head coach of the HornetsScott was a coach of the year candidate last season after guiding the Hornets to an NBA best 20-game win improvement from 18-64 in 2004-05 to 38-44 in 2005-06Scott came to the Hornets after three-and-a-half seasons in New Jersey, during which he led the Nets to the NBA Finals twiceScott spent 14 years as a player in the NBA with the Lakers, Pacers and Grizzlies, he won three NBA Championships (1985, 1987, 1988) as a Laker.

    #12 HILTON ARMSTRONG C/F 6-11 235 CONNECTICUT YEARS PRO: R

    2006-07 AVERAGES: 2.0 rpg SEASON vs. OPPONENT: N/A NOTES: Came down with two rebounds in five minutes in his NBA debut 11/1 at BOSselected with the 12th pick in the 2006 draftaveraged 12.7 points and 6.3 rebounds in 23.3 minutes of play in the 2006 Toshiba Vegas Summer Leaguewas named the Big East Player of the Year for the 2005-06 seasonfour-year player for UCONN, averaging a career-best 9.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.3 blocks his senior season. LAST FIVE GAMES:

    OPP MIN FG 3P FT REB A PF ST TO BS PTS at IND D N P - C D at BOS 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 at SAC* D N P at SAC* 12 2-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 1 2 0 4 at LAL* D N P

    #33 BRANDON BASS F 6-8 240 LSU YEARS PRO: 1 2006-07 AVERAGES: SEASON vs. OPPONENT: DNP vs. HOU in 2005-06 NOTES: Averaged 4.4 ppg and 3.8 rpg in the preseasonaveraged 9.0 points and 6.7 rebounds in three games at the Toshiba Vegas Summer League. LAST FIVE GAMES:

    OPP MIN FG 3P FT REB A PF ST TO BS PTS at IND D N P - C D at BOS D M P - C D at SAC* D N P at SAC* 12 0-2 0-0 1-2 5 0 4 0 1 1 1 at LAL* 12 2-2 0-0 3-6 3 1 3 1 1 0 7

    HORNETS BELIEVE:

    COACHS BIO:

    PLAYER BIOS:

    CAREER HIGHS

    PTS 9 vs. SEA 4/12/06 FGM 4 vs. SEA 4/12/06 FGA 9 @ SAC 4/16/06 3FGM None 3FGA None FTM 2 Four Times FTA 4 at LAC 3/1/06 OREB 3 Twice DREB 7 at SAC 4/16/06 TREB 7 Twice ASTS 1 Three Times STLS 1 Three Times BLKS 2 at SAC 4/16/06 MINS 23 vs. SEA 4/12/06

  • #45 RASUAL BUTLER F/G 6-7 205 LASALLE YEARS PRO: 4 2006-07 AVERAGES: 5.5 rpg, 4.0 rpg 10+ PTS: 1 SEASON vs. OPPONENT: 8.5 ppg, 2.8 rpg in four games vs. HOU in 2005-06 NOTES: Re-signed by the Hornets on 7/19. LAST FIVE GAMES:

    OPP MIN FG 3P FT REB A PF ST TO BS PTS at IND 21 4-7 2-5 1-2 5 1 2 0 0 1 11 at BOS 15 0-1 0-0 0-2 3 0 5 0 1 0 0 at SAC* 18 1-2 0-1 0-0 2 0 3 0 0 1 2 at SAC* 19 4-6 2-2 2-2 1 0 3 0 2 0 12 at LAL* 19 3-5 1-1 0-0 2 1 1 1 0 1 7

    #6 TYSON CHANDLER C 7-1 245 DOMINGUEZ H.S. YEARS PRO: 5 2006-07 AVERAGES: 6.5 ppg, 12.0 rpg 10+ REB: 1 SEASON vs. OPPONENT: 2.5 ppg, 4.5 rgp in two games vs. HOU in 2005-06 NOTES: Game-high 15 rebounds (8 OR) at IND 11/3recorded six points and a team-best nine rebounds before fouling out in his Hornets regular season debut 11/1 at BOSsuffered a sprained left ankle early in the third quarter 10/13 vs. ORLacquired from the Chicago Bulls in exchange for PJ Brown and J.R. Smith on 7/12. LAST FIVE GAMES:

    OPP MIN FG 3P FT REB A PF ST TO BS PTS at IND 33 3-5 0-0 1-2 15 1 2 0 0 0 7 at BOS 28 3-5 0-0 0-2 9 1 6 0 2 0 6 at SAC* 35 4-6 0-0 0-0 10 2 3 4 2 1 8 at SAC* D N P at LAL* D N P

    #8 BOBBY JACKSON G 6-1 185 MINNESOTA YEARS PRO: 9

    2006-07 AVERAGES: 110 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.0 spg 10+ PTS: 1 SEASON vs. OPPONENT: 8.5 ppg, 2.8 rpg in four games vs. HOU in 2005-06 NOTES: Bench-high 14 points to go with three rebounds in regular season debut 11/1 at BOSsigned as a free-agent on 7/19joined about 50 Hornets employees partnered with NBA Cares and KABOOM!, a national nonprofit organization, to rebuild a playground in New Orleans on 8/28. LAST FIVE GAMES:

    OPP MIN FG 3P FT REB A PF ST TO BS PTS at IND 25 4-11 0-4 0-0 5 0 2 1 2 0 8 at BOS 27 6-11 0-3 2-2 3 0 0 1 4 0 14 at SAC* 20 5-8 1-2 2-3 2 1 4 1 2 0 13 at SAC* 15 3-9 0-3 4-4 1 0 1 0 0 0 10 at LAL* 24 7-14 1-3 7-9 1 1 3 1 0 0 22

    #44 MARC JACKSON F/C 6-10 253 TEMPLE YEARS PRO: 6 2006-07 AVERAGES: SEASON vs. OPPONENT: 5.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg in two games vs. HOU in 2005-06 NOTES: Inactive for season opener with a strained right hamstring 11/1 at BOSmissed preseason with a strained left hamstring. LAST FIVE GAMES:

    OPP MIN FG 3P FT REB A PF ST TO BS PTS at IND I N A C T I V E at BOS I N A C T I V E at SAC* I N A C T I V E at SAC* I N A C T I V E at LAL* I N A C T I V E

    CAREER HIGHS

    PTS 32 vs. LAC 3/21/06 FGM 12 vs. LAC 3/21/06 FGA 24 vs. MIL 11/14/04 3FGM 7 vs. LAC 3/21/06 3FGA 9 Three Times FTM 8 @ ATL 1/1/03 FTA 10 @ ATL 1/1/03 OREB 4 vs. POR 2/15/06 DREB 8 Twice TREB 11 vs. GSW 4/5/06 ASTS 5 Three Times STLS 3 @ SAC 12/11/05 BLKS 3 Four Times MINS 52 vs. MIL 11/14/04

    CAREER HIGHS

    PTS 27 vs. POR 12/31/02 FGM 10 vs. GSW 3/6/03 FGA 16 Twice 3FGM None 3FGA 1 Four Times FTM 14 @ ORL 11/5/03 FTA 16 @ ORL 11/5/03 OREB 11 Three Times DREB 16 @ ORL 4/6/05 TREB 22 Three Times ASTS 6 @ NYK 4/11/02 STLS 5 vs. ATL 3/18/03 BLKS 7 Twice MINS 48 @ NYK 4/11/02

    CAREER HIGHS

    PTS 31 vs. LAC 11/29/02 FGM 12 Twice FGA 25 vs. PHI 12/4/01 3FGM 5 Six Times 3FGA 10 Three Times FTM 9 vs. GSW 11/16/04 FTA 11 vs. POR 1/20/04 OREB 6 vs. PHI 12/4/01 DREB 10 Three Times TREB 13 Twice ASTS 14 vs. BOS 2/10/98 STLS 6 vs. CLE 1/16/98 BLKS 2 vs. DEN 3/21/02 MINS 46 vs. MIL 1/6/02

    CAREER HIGHS

    PTS 31 vs. MIN 12/19/00 FGM 12 Twice FGA 19 Twice 3FGM 1 Six Times 3FGA 3 vs. HOU 12/14/00 FTM 15 @ NJN 1/6/01 FTA 16 @ NJN 1/6/01 OREB 7 Three Times DREB 12 Three Times TREB 16 @ PHO 1/19/01 ASTS 6 Twice STLS 3 Six Times BLKS 5 vs. MIN 12/19/00 MINS 45 @ HOU 12/23/00

  • #43 LINTON JOHNSON F 6-8 205 TULANE YEARS PRO: 3 2006-07 AVERAGES: 7.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg SEASON vs. OPPONENT: Four points, four rebounds in one game vs. HOU in 2005-06 NOTES: Averaged a team-high 7.1 rebounds in seven preseason outings. LAST FIVE GAMES:

    OPP MIN FG 3P FT REB A PF ST TO BS PTS at IND 14 2-4 0-0 4-4 1 0 1 0 0 1 8 at BOS 9 2-2 0-0 2-3 6 0 3 0 0 0 6 at SAC* 23 2-8 0-2 0-0 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 at SAC* 24 1-2 0-0 0-0 5 1 5 1 3 0 2 at LAL* 30 4-7 0-0 1-2 10 1 3 1 3 2 9

    #24 DESMOND MASON G/F 6-5 222 OKLAHOMA STATE YEARS PRO: 6 2006-07 AVERAGES: 9.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg 10+ PTS: 1 SEASON vs. OPPONENT: 12.3 ppg, 3.7 rpg in three games vs. HOU in 2005-06 NOTES: Taught Hornets Summer Hoops clinics throughout Oklahoma in July. LAST FIVE GAMES:

    OPP MIN FG 3P FT REB A PF ST TO BS PTS at IND 28 3-11 0-0 4-4 7 2 1 1 4 1 10 at BOS 33 3-9 0-0 2-4 3 0 4 0 1 0 8 at SAC* 30 8-12 0-0 1-2 3 1 4 0 2 1 17 at SAC* 25 5-12 0-0 2-3 3 1 4 0 0 0 12 at LAL* 29 2-7 0-0 2-2 4 1 2 0 1 0 6

    #3 CHRIS PAUL G 6-0 175 WAKE FOREST YEARS PRO: 1 2006-07 AVERAGES: 18.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 8.0 apg, 1.5 spg 10+ PTS: 2 20+ PTS: 1 10+ASTS: 1 10/10: 1 SEASON vs. OPPONENT: 14.0 ppg, 8.3 apg, 2.0 spg in four games vs. HOU in 2005-06 NOTES: Recorded a 20-point, 10-assist double-double in a team-high 37 minutes 11/1 at BOSmember of the USA Mens National TeamT-Mobile Rookie of the Year in 2005-06. LAST FIVE GAMES:

    OPP MIN FG 3P FT REB A PF ST TO BS PTS at IND 31 6-12 0-0 4-4 2 6 4 0 2 0 16 at BOS 37 7-14 0-3 6-9 7 10 2 3 1 0 20 at SAC* 33 8-15 2-2 4-6 7 9 1 4 4 0 22 at SAC* 28 4-8 0-0 6-7 5 5 3 0 2 0 14 at LAL* 26 3-7 0-1 4-5 2 9 3 4 5 0 10

    #2 JANNERO PARGO G 6-1 175 ARKANSAS YEARS PRO: 4 2006-07 AVERAGES: 7.0 ppg 10+ PTS: 1 SEASON vs. OPPONENT: DNP vs. HOU in 2005-06 NOTES: Signed as a free agent on Aug. 9. LAST FIVE GAMES:

    OPP MIN FG 3P FT REB A PF ST TO BS PTS at IND 17 3-8 0-0 4-4 1 1 1 0 0 0 10 at BOS 11 1-4 0-1 2-2 1 2 1 0 1 0 4 at SAC* 13 1-5 0-2 2-2 0 2 1 0 4 0 4 at SAC* 20 2-7 0-1 2-2 2 3 1 0 2 0 6 at LAL* 22 1-3 0-0 0-0 1 6 2 0 1 0 2

    CAREER HIGHS

    PTS 17 @ UTA 2/25/06 FGM 7 @ UTA 2/25/06 FGA 16 @ DET 3/10/04 3FGM 3 vs. TOR 4/7/06 3FGA 4 vs. TOR 4/7/06 FTM 4 Three Times FTA 4 Six Times OREB 7 @ MIA 3/29/04 DREB 13 Twice TREB 14 Twice ASTS 3 Three Times STLS 3 Twice BLKS 4 Twice MINS 42 @ NJN 3/12/04

    CAREER HIGHS

    PTS 36 vs. LAC 4/8/02 FGM 16 vs. LAC 4/8/02 FGA 25 vs. NJN 2/3/03 3FGM 3 Twice 3FGA 5 Twice FTM 17 vs. LAL 11/30/01 FTA 18 vs. LAL 11/30/01 OREB 6 Twice DREB 12 vs. SAC 11/15/02 TREB 17 Twice ASTS 11 vs. ORL 4/16/03 STLS 4 Four Times BLKS 3 vs. LAC 11/24/00 MINS 49 Three Times

    CAREER HIGHS

    PTS 28 @ WAS 1/20/06 FGM 11 Twice FGA 21 vs. PHO 12/16/05 3FGM 3 Twice 3FGA 6 Three Times FTM 14 @ NYK 1/21/06 FTA 17 @ NYK 1/21/06 OREB 4 @ SEA 2/28/06 DREB 11 @ TOR 4/2/06 TREB 12 Twice ASTS 16 vs. GSW 4/5/06 STLS 7 vs. UTA 2/25/06 BLKS 1 Six Times MINS 48 @ TOR 4/2/06

    CAREER HIGHS

    PTS 34 vs. MIL 3/26/04 FGM 13 vs. MIL 3/26/04 FGA 22 vs. MIL 3/26/04 3FGM 7 vs. MIL 3/26/04 3FGA 12 vs. MIL 3/26/04 FTM 6 at MIA 3/29/04 FTA 7 at MIA 3/29/04 OREB 2 Six Times DREB 5 Three Times TREB 7 vs. IND 3/26/05 ASTS 9 Twice STLS 3 Five Times BLKS 2 at CLE 3/16/04 MINS 43 at ORL 3/31/04

  • #22 CEDRIC SIMMONS F 6-9 235 NORTH CAROLINA STATE YEARS PRO: R 2006-07 AVERAGES: 3.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 1.00 bpg SEASON vs. OPPONENT: N/A NOTES: Four points, two rebounds, one steal, two blocks and 11 minutes in his NBA debut before suffering a sprained left ankle in the third quarter 11/1 at BOSselected by the Hornets with the 15th overall pick in the 2006 Drafttaught 10 Hornets Summer Hoops Clinics throughout Oklahoma in July. LAST FIVE GAMES:

    OPP MIN FG 3P FT REB A PF ST TO BS PTS at IND 15 1-3 0-0 0-0 7 1 2 0 0 0 2 at BOS 11 1-1 0-0 2-4 2 0 2 1 2 2 4 at SAC D N P at SAC 21 1-1 0-0 1-4 2 0 4 0 0 0 3 at LAL 24 3-8 0-0 3-4 7 0 3 0 0 2 9

    #16 PEJA STOJAKOVIC F/G 6-10 229 SERBIA YEARS PRO: 8 2006-07 AVERAGES: 9.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.5 apg 10+ PTS: 1 SEASON vs. OPPONENT: 14.3 ppg, 6.5 rpg in four game vs. HOU in 2005-06 NOTES: Shooting just 50 percent (3-6) from the free throw line through two regular season games11 points, two rebounds, two assists and 31 minutes in his Hornets regular season debut 11/1 at BOSacquired from the Indiana Pacers in exchange for cash considerations and the rights to Andrew Betts on 7/12. LAST FIVE GAMES:

    OPP MIN FG 3P FT REB A PF ST TO BS PTS at IND 23 3-10 1-5 1-3 4 1 3 0 5 0 8 at BOS 31 4-15 1-4 2-3 2 2 4 0 1 0 11 at SAC* 30 3-11 2-4 0-0 0 0 3 0 1 0 8 at SAC* 28 7-15 0-5 1-2 2 1 3 1 2 0 15 at LAL* 24 6-13 2-4 2-2 1 2 3 1 1 0 16

    #11 MARCUS VINICIUS F 6-8 225 BRAZIL YEARS PRO: R

    2006-07 AVERAGES: SEASON vs. OPPONENT: N/A NOTES: Selected by the Hornets in the second round with the 43rd overall pick in the 2006 Draft. LAST FIVE GAMES:

    OPP MIN FG 3P FT REB A PF ST TO BS PTS at IND I N A C T I V E at BOS I N A C T I V E at SAC* D N P at SAC* 5 0-1 0-0 1-2 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 at LAL* D N P

    #30 DAVID WEST F 6-9 240 XAVIER YEARS PRO: 3

    2006-07 AVERAGES: 19.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.5 bpg SEASON vs. OPPONENT: 12.8 ppg, 7.8 rpg in four games vs. HOU in 2005-06 NOTES: Shot 62 percent from the field (8-13 FG) and 100 percent from the line (4-4 FT) 11/3 at IND. LAST FIVE GAMES:

    OPP MIN FG 3P FT REB A PF ST TO BS PTS at IND 34 8-13 0-0 4-4 6 3 4 0 2 1 20 at BOS 33 9-22 0-0 0-2 8 2 4 1 2 2 18 at SAC* 37 3-15 0-2 0-0 4 3 3 0 2 0 6 at SAC* 27 5-9 0-0 2-2 8 1 2 0 1 2 12 at LAL* 29 8-14 0-1 2-3 7 4 3 0 2 1 18

    CAREER HIGHS

    PTS 34 at ORL 11/19/05 FGM 15 at ORL 11/19/05 FGA 27 at MIL 12/23/05 3FGM 1 Five Times 3FGA 2 Twice FTM 10 vs. SEA 2/8/06 FTA 11 Twice OREB 8 Twice DREB 13 at MIL 12/23/05 TREB 18 at MIL 12/23/05 ASTS 5 Twice STLS 5 vs. SAC 1/13/06 BLKS 4 Twice MINS 48 at TOR 4/2/06

    CAREER HIGHS

    PTS 41 vs. MEM 12/23/03 FGM 16 @ LAC 1/18/03 FGA 29 @ TOR 2/23/01 3FGM 7 Four Times 3FGA 13 Twice FTM 14 Four Times FTA 16 Twice OREB 6 vs. GSW 11/16/03 DREB 14 @ SEA 1/30/03 TREB 17 vs. LAL 11/16/00 ASTS 7 Six Times STLS 6 vs. UTA 12/28/03 BLKS 2 Six Times MINS 56 @ TOR 2/23/01

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