Alexander's injury creates opening for Lynch

Updated: October 20, 2003, 9:02 AM ET
By Chad Ford | NBA Insider
The Hornets have one of the most stable rosters in the NBA. Their starting five has been together for three consecutive years and, when injuries don't get in the way, they've been one of the best teams in the East.

Now with a new coach, a new offense, in a new city, can some new life be injected into a veteran club? There aren't any real camp battles of note to argue about after Courtney Alexander went down with a torn Achilles on Tuesday, but the depth of the club is still impressive.

Chad Ford

Senior Writer, NBA Insider