Hornets at a glance

Updated: October 26, 2004, 12:48 PM ET
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Fantasy tip
Jamaal Magloire
Magloire
Only nine ballers averaged a double-double last season. Jamaal Magloire was one of them. Of course, he was in the East.

It's all clear now: Byron Scott got himself fired on purpose so he could take on a hopeless situation and prove to the world it was he, not JKidd, who turned the Nets around.

An undersized roster, a switch to the tougher conference, a disgruntled, oft-injured All-Star (Baron Davis): hey, if Scott squeezes 30 wins out of this bunch, then he is a coaching mastermind.

Roster analysis
The starters: If Baron Davis is happy, everyone else will be. Too bad he never is.
Pos. Player Comment Grade*
PF P.J. Brown 35-year-old averaged 8.6 rpg in 2003-04 7
SF George Lynch Vet takes Mash's spot in different direction 6
C Jamaal Magloire Might be harder to make the All-Star team this year 7
SG David Wesley Prep hotshot J.R. Smith makes old man feel his age 6
PG Baron Davis Aspiring movie mogul needs more quality shots 8
BENCH Vet Darrell Armstrong can run Scott's up-tempo offense. The system could make second-year pro David West another Richard Jefferson. 5
TOTAL 39
*-out of 10

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