Aw, Here It Goes!
In THE OKLAHOMAN, Darnell Mayberry writes that "seven new players have been brought in to lift the Hornets into the postseason. The only thing now standing between them and a projected playoff appearance are the games themselves. Two things suggest the games will be more difficult: 1) The Hornets aren't sneaking up on anyone this season. 2) The Hornets aren't the only Western Conference team to upgrade this offseason. Thirteen of the Western Conference's 15 teams have a realistic chance of making the playoffs this season, which should leave wins even more difficult to come by in 2006-07."