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Hornets Seek Good Athlete, No Particular Position in Draft

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CHARLOTTE — Charlotte Hornets coach Paul Silas has made nosecret of his desire to add a backup point guard to his lineup.

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

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

New general manager Jeff Bower says he's done his homework andlearned that a ton of talented guards -- including DukeAll-American Jason Williams -- will be available in next year'sdraft.

Bower says the Hornets are likely to zero in on the best athleteavailable, regardless of what position he plays. Two potentialprospects are Michael Bradley from Villanova and Richard Jeffersonfrom Arizona.

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