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2010–11 New Orleans Hornets season

The 2010–11 New Orleans Hornets season was the 9th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

2010–11 New Orleans Hornets season
Head coachMonty Williams
General managerDell Demps
ArenaNew Orleans Arena
Results
Record46–36 (.561)
PlaceDivision: 3rd (Southwest)
Conference: 7th (Western)
Playoff finishFirst Round
(Lost to Lakers 2–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionCox Sports Television
RadioKMEZ
< 2009–10 2011–12 >

The 2011 Playoffs was the final time the New Orleans Hornets made the playoffs before changing the team's mascot to "Pelicans" in 2013. The Hornets fell to the back-to-back reigning champions the Los Angeles Lakers in six first-round games. The Lakers would go on to be swept by the Dallas Mavericks in four Western Conference Semifinal games. The Mavericks would on go to be NBA Champions that year, a franchise first and their second time making the finals.

After 6 years, this season marked the end of the Chris Paul era as he was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers during the lockout after the season. Believed by many as the greatest Hornet/Pelican of all time, Paul was originally going to be traded to the Lakers in a 3-team deal that would send Lamar Odom, Goran Dragic, Luis Scola, and Kevin Martin to the Hornets and Pau Gasol to the Houston Rockets, but NBA Comissioner David Stern had later vetoed the trade.

Contents

Key datesEdit

SummaryEdit

Free agencyEdit

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College/Team
1 21 Craig Brackins PF   United States Iowa State
1 26 Quincy Pondexter SF   United States Washington

RosterEdit

2010–11 New Orleans Hornets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 11 Andersen, David 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1980-06-23 Australia
G/F 1 Ariza, Trevor 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1985-07-30 UCLA
G 8 Belinelli, Marco 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1986-03-25 Italy
F/C 34 Gray, Aaron 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 270 lb (122 kg) 1984-12-07 Pittsburgh
G 33 Green, Willie 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1981-07-28 Detroit
F 22 Ewing, Jr., Patrick 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1988-12-25 Indiana
G 2 Jack, Jarrett (C) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 197 lb (89 kg) 1983-10-28 Georgia Tech
F 24 Landry, Carl 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 248 lb (112 kg) 1983-09-19 Purdue
C 28 Mbenga, D. J. 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1980-12-30 Democratic Republic of the Congo
F/C 50 Okafor, Emeka 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1982-09-28 Connecticut
G 3 Paul, Chris 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1985-05-06 Wake Forest
F 20 Pondexter, Quincy 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1988-03-10 Washington
F/C 14 Smith, Jason 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1986-03-02 Colorado State
F 30 West, David 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1980-08-29 Xavier
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (DL) On assignment to D-League affiliate
  •   Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2012-04-18

2010–11 SalariesEdit

As of September 2010:

Player 2010–11 Salary
Chris Paul $14,940,152
Emeka Okafor $11,540,375
David West (basketball) $8,287,500
Trevor Ariza $6,322,320
Willie Green $3,976,000
Marco Belinelli $2,380,270
Jason Smith $2,187,913
Quincy Pondexter $1,073,280
Aaron Gray $1,062,144
Marcus Thornton $762,195
TOTAL $67,829,156

Pre-seasonEdit

Game logEdit

2010 pre-season game log
2010–11 season schedule

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Southwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
c-San Antonio Spurs 61 21 .744 36–5 25–16 10–6
x-Dallas Mavericks 57 25 .695 4 29–12 28–13 8–8
x-New Orleans Hornets 46 36 .561 15 28–13 18–23 9–7
x-Memphis Grizzlies 46 36 .561 15 30–11 16–25 8–8
Houston Rockets 43 39 .524 18 25–16 18–23 5–11
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-San Antonio Spurs 61 21 .744
2 y-Los Angeles Lakers 57 25 .695 4
3 x-Dallas Mavericks 57 25 .695 4
4 y-Oklahoma City Thunder 55 27 .671 6
5 x-Denver Nuggets 50 32 .610 11
6 x-Portland Trail Blazers 48 34 .585 13
7 x-New Orleans Hornets 46 36 .561 15
8 x-Memphis Grizzlies 46 36 .561 15
9 Houston Rockets 43 39 .524 18
10 Phoenix Suns 40 42 .488 21
11 Utah Jazz 39 43 .476 22
12 Golden State Warriors 36 46 .439 25
13 Los Angeles Clippers 32 50 .390 29
14 Sacramento Kings 24 58 .293 37
15 Minnesota Timberwolves 17 65 .207 44

Game logEdit

2010–11 game log
Total: 46–36 (Home: 28–13; Road: 18–23)
2010–11 season schedule

PlayoffsEdit

Game logEdit

2011 playoff game log
2011 playoff schedule

Player statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Regular seasonEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
David Andersen 29 0 7.7 .446 .385 .467 1.7 .2 .1 .2 2.7
Trevor Ariza 75 75 34.7 .398 .303 .701 5.4 2.2 1.6 .4 11.0
Jerryd Bayless 11 0 13.5 .347 .214 .765 1.4 2.5 .2 .1 4.5
Marco Belinelli 80 69 24.5 .437 .414 .784 1.9 1.2 .5 .1 10.5
Patrick Ewing Jr. 7 0 2.7 .000 .000 .750 .3 .3 .0 .1 .4
Aaron Gray 41 6 13.0 .566 . .500 4.2 .4 .3 .3 3.1
Willie Green 77 13 21.7 .443 .348 .780 2.1 1.0 .5 .2 8.7
D. J. Mbenga 41 0 8.0 .469 . .722 2.1 .1 .1 .7 1.4
Jarrett Jack 70 2 19.6 .412 .345 .845 1.9 2.6 .6 .1 8.5
Carl Landry 23 10 26.2 .527 .000 .795 4.1 .6 .4 .5 11.8
Pops Mensah-Bonsu 7 0 5.0 .333 . . 1.6 .3 .0 .0 .3
Emeka Okafor 72 72 31.8 .573 .000 .562 9.5 .6 .6 1.8 10.3
Chris Paul 80 80 36.0 .463 .388 .878 4.1 9.8 2.4 .1 15.9
Sasha Pavlovic 4 1 12.5 .182 .000 . 1.5 1.5 .0 1.0 1.0
Quincy Pondexter 66 6 11.1 .406 .360 .706 1.3 .4 .3 .2 2.8
Jason Smith 77 6 14.3 .443 .000 .843 3.1 .5 .3 .4 4.3
Peja Stojakovic 6 0 14.8 .424 .440 .857 1.0 1.0 .3 .0 7.5
Marcus Thornton 46 0 16.2 .410 .376 .758 2.8 .9 .4 .1 7.8
David West 70 70 35.0 .508 .222 .807 7.6 2.3 1.0 .9 18.9

PlayoffsEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Trevor Ariza 6 6 40.2 .412 .333 .727 6.5 3.3 1.3 .5 15.5
Marco Belinelli 6 6 28.8 .365 .308 1.000 .8 .7 .8 .0 9.7
Patrick Ewing Jr. 2 0 1.0 1.000 1.000 . .0 .0 .0 .0 1.5
Aaron Gray 6 0 14.5 .692 . .375 3.5 .3 .3 .3 3.5
Willie Green 6 0 14.0 .389 .222 .571 .8 .7 .3 .0 5.7
D. J. Mbenga 5 0 5.2 1.000 . .500 1.0 .2 .4 .6 1.0
Jarrett Jack 6 0 18.5 .353 .000 .688 2.5 2.2 .2 .2 5.8
Carl Landry 6 6 35.5 .456 . .917 5.0 1.0 .7 .5 15.8
Emeka Okafor 6 6 31.3 .645 . .364 5.5 .0 1.0 1.0 7.3
Chris Paul 6 6 41.7 .545 .474 .796 6.7 11.5 1.8 .0 22.0
Quincy Pondexter 3 0 3.0 .167 .000 . .3 .3 .0 .0 .7
Jason Smith 6 0 9.7 .467 . . 1.2 .2 .3 .0 2.3

Awards, records and milestonesEdit

AwardsEdit

Week/MonthEdit

All-StarEdit

Chris Paul was selected as a starter to his 4th NBA All Star game

SeasonEdit

RecordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

Injuries and surgeriesEdit

TransactionsEdit