Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Hornets Didn't Have it All Year

Last night the Hornets season finally ended. It was an injury ridden year where an expanded payroll disappointed everyone as they finished with the seventh seed in the West. Overall, the Hornets lacked the right amount of effort and luck to be successful in the post season.

I saw a major on and off switch with this team from the begging of the season. Some nights they'd come out and you think they looked great. Other nights you wondered why the off-season moves made this team worse than last years team.

I don't really have an answer to why they looked so good and so bad at times. Maybe they thought that because of last years successful season, this season would be given to them. They couldn't have been more wrong.

Basically I'm saying what Hornets247 was saying:
"I have a hard time blaming any one person in particular for this mess. Sure, it would help if George Shinn had deeper pockets. It would also be nice if Jeff Bower could undo some of the moves he did/didn't make so we'd have a deeper and more talented roster. It would be great if Byron had more coaching skills, if our players could stay healthy and productive, and if they consistently put forth maximum effort."

Another thing I don't get: why didn't most NBA experts realize that this teams depth wasn't superior to other contenders? I remember before this season started. Everyone was talking about the Hornets fighting for, or winning the West. They were said to have a deep team with multiple options. But, I see a bench that needs more firepower (come back Jannero Pargo!).

I know there are some moves that will happen this summer. If they're cap moves or moves to make the team better, we don't know. But I do know this team has to get a lot better. Don't even think about beating LA with these guys.