Trevor Ariza on Hornets’ Success, Lakers Departure

[postimg url=””]When the New Orleans Hornets took part in a four-team, five-player trade in early August, the message sent by first-year general manager Dell Demps was unmistakable: Chris Paul is going nowhere.

In parting ways with the point guard who so many saw as Paul’s successor (second-year guard Darren Collison went to Indiana), Demps made it known that the next two seasons would be spent trying to convince CP3 to stick around beyond his free agency in 2012 by sticking with the plan of building around him.[link url=]

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