Game On: Hornets @ Thunder

Published: October 21, 2010

The Hornets close out their pre-season run tonight, taking on the young upstart Oklahoma City Thunder in OKC.

Okafor has been sitting out the past two games with no injuries listed, so it will be interesting to see if he plays tonight.  Monty seems pretty comfortable with what he’ll get from him, so he may sit again.  West will most likely be playing – and trying to keep his growly face in line so he doesn’t pick up two techs and get thrown out again.  West likes making growly faces, so we’ll see if he can pull it off.

Marcus Thornton, of course, has gotten less minutes every game until his new low of zero minutes against the Bobcats.  I’d like to think that’s because Monty knows what he’ll get from him and he’ll get normal minutes come the regular season, but that’s probably a fantasy.  Or, perhaps, Monty knows what he’ll get from him, and he thinks this is appropriate.  Argh.

The roster is set at fifteen right now with DJ Strawberry being waived earlier today.  I wouldn’t be surprised if the Hornets dropped one more player to give themselves a little roster flexibility for the upcoming year.  No reason to carry guaranteed contracts that won’t contribute at all.  Yeah, I’m looking at you, Joe Alexander.  Sitting right there at the end of the bench next to Marcus Thornton.  Argh.

Tip off is 7:00 PM CST.  Enjoy and talk it up in the comments.  QueenBee likes and deserves company.

Oh, and one more time with emphasis.  Argh.


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