â†µIt began with the Chandler/Okafor swap. You can't really blame the Hornets' front office for making the move, since Chandler was routinely unable to perform. But what no one seemed to understand was that the Chandler/Paul connection was an infallible weapon that, on so many levels, empowered this team. It was magical, fantastical, brash, intimidating and possible the most thrilling smokescreen we've seen in years. The team was All-Stars Paul and West, some maximized role players, and Chandler and Peja—who when healthy, fleshed out the Hornets' style in a way that landed NOLA atop the Western standings. â†µ
â†µSo now, with all due respect to Emeka Okafor, Peter Pan has left the building. Now, 1-3 start aside, it may be time for Chris Paul to take stock of surroundings and start to get pissed.
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