Smith Sets Good Example for Hornets
When New Orleans Hornets veteran forward Jason Smith was asked after Sunday’s practice to assess his team’s problems, he had plenty to say. He said they are not moving the ball enough offensively and too many players are putting themselves in one-on-one isolation plays instead of involving their teammates.
Although the Hornets are still without their two best players, Anthony Davis and Eric Gordon, because of injuries, they have not been able avoid low-scoring quarters or get enough significant contributions from key players.
Smith said their lackluster performance against the Thunder is what prompted the Hornets’ veteran players to meet after the game so they can try and set a better example for the younger players on the roster.
“We’re making all these mistakes and we have to give a better example to the younger guys,’’ Smith said, referring to the team’s veteran players. “They’re looking at us to see what we’re doing out there. We have to hold ourselves accountable on both offense and defense on and off the floor.’’