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    New Orleans Hornets players gained valuable experience in San Antonio

    Although the workouts were volunteer, New Orleans Hornets rookie Anthony Davis got a chance to work against San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan while a majority of his New Orleans’ teammates met their objective to build chemistry last week.

    Unable to use their practice facility at the Alario Center because it was used as a Hurricane Isaac food stamp card distribution site, Hornets players paid their own lodging expenses and airfare to San Antonio to use the Spurs’ practice facility.

    Players went through volunteer pickup games and conditioning drills that went unsupervised by coaches because they are not allowed to put players through organized offseason workouts.

    Among some of the Hornets players taking advantage of the work in Texas besides Davis, the No. 1 overall pick in June's draft, were rookie guard Austin Rivers, center Robin Lopez, forward Ryan Anderson, forward Hakim Warrick, forward Jason Smith, point guard Greivis Vasquez, rookie forward Darius Miller and shooting guard Xavier Henry.

    "Obviously, Tim was around, and there’s not a better guy to learn from,’’ said Anderson, a 6-foot-10 forward whom the Hornets acquired in a sign-and-trade deal from the Orlando Magic in July. "He is such a great leader and just talking with him was a positive experience in San Antonio.’’
    http://www.nola.com/hornets/index.ss...layers_ga.html

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    Ahhhh, they bonded

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    Kind of weird since we open up the season with the Spurs lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by sfernald View Post
    Ahhhh, they bonded
    When I read that, my question was who was paying for dinner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CP3forMVP View Post
    Kind of weird since we open up the season with the Spurs lol
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    While I'm glad they got the experience, does anyone else find it absolutely ridiculous/unacceptable that an NBA team was forced out of its "practice facility" because it is also a disaster food stamp distribution site?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wopester View Post
    While I'm glad they got the experience, does anyone else find it absolutely ridiculous/unacceptable that an NBA team was forced out of its "practice facility" because it is also a disaster food stamp distribution site?
    Not at all... technically they're not supposed to be in there anyway, and coaches can't organize or oversee any workouts (per NBA rules), so the city used the stadium.

    The trip to SA was better for bonding anyway IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DroopyDawg View Post
    Not at all... technically they're not supposed to be in there anyway, and coaches can't organize or oversee any workouts (per NBA rules), so the city used the stadium.

    The trip to SA was better for bonding anyway IMO.
    Agree with Droopy here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metairie Hornet View Post
    their practice facility at the Alario Center because it was used as a Hurricane Isaac food stamp card distribution site,
    sigh

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    Where is Eric Gordon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smirk View Post
    sigh
    that will change soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by bojangles837 View Post
    that will change soon
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    Quote Originally Posted by The JNR View Post
    When I read that, my question was who was paying for dinner.
    Probably the $36 million dollar man, Ryan Anderson.
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    It can only help to learn from those more experience players.

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