New Orleans Sports Scuttlebutt 2-20-09

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What was Chris Paul's and the New Orleans Hornets' reaction to the un-trading of Tyson Chandler? Well first they, on the shoulders of 37 points from David West,  beat Oklahoma City with a late CP3 lay-up -despite 47 Points from Kevin Durant . Then they "reacted" against Orlando by rolling past the Magic behind Paul's 36 points.

But after all was said and done the thunder rescinded the Chandler trade and the Hornets and Chandler were back to square one. Chandler rejoined the team after he failed his physical in Oklahoma. Though there's a lot of confusion and  mystery surrounding Chandler's return to the Hornets one reason the  trade was voided probably was Chandler's turf toe problems that have been ongoing since the 2006-07 season.

Chandler was welcomed back by his coach and teammates-most of which were vocal in their dissatisfaction behind the trade. But his return might be on hold because of soreness in his left ankle. After the Thunder called off the Chandler trade the Hornets stood pat as the trade deadline passed most likely because they realized that the one that didn't get away might have been the  best pickup for New Orleans.

In other news the start of Tulane's 2009  baseball season has finally arrived. The Green Wave will open their season at home tonight against the Le Moyne Dolphins (Syracuse, New York).  This season the experienced Green Wave will be leaning on the leadership of its ten seniors and seven juniors but they will also be counting on the team's new pitcher Conrad Flynn. Flynn joins the team from Garyson County College (Texas) where he was All-Conference and brought home the Outstanding pitcher award en route to winning the 2008 Junior College World Series. Flynn is being billed as the teams new ace and a vital part of the Green Wave's 09' push for a championship.

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