Are Hornets in a win-now situation?

A daunting task, the Hornets might need to win it all to keep their core together

Originally Published: February 16, 2009
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

There isn't a more cinematic team out there than the New Orleans Hornets, whose heroes are dropping like the cowboys in "The Magnificent Seven" and need to win to stay together like the Indians in "Major League."

Their drama revolves around two simultaneous plots: The injury-ravaged Hornets are fighting for a top Western Conference playoff seed, while economic challenges threaten the existence of the roster as we know it.

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