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Hornets Seek Good Athlete, No Particular Position in Draft

Posted June 27, 2001 6:51 a.m. EDT

— Charlotte Hornets coach Paul Silas has made no secret of his desire to add a backup point guard to his lineup.

Bu it looks like the Hornets have no intention of fulfilling his dream.

The Hornets, who pick 16th in tomorrow's draft, have whittled their wish list down to about ten players. And it doesn't sound like a point guard is on it.

New general manager Jeff Bower says he's done his homework and learned that a ton of talented guards -- including Duke All-American Jason Williams -- will be available in next year's draft.

Bower says the Hornets are likely to zero in on the best athlete available, regardless of what position he plays. Two potential prospects are Michael Bradley from Villanova and Richard Jefferson from Arizona.