No. 24: New Orleans Hornets

Originally Published: June 11, 2009
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com
Chris PaulD. Clarke Evans/Getty ImagesChris Paul has been a bright spot for a franchise that has seen more than its share of ups and downs.

The Hornets have been around for 21 years, and for most of them the team has been pretty decent. Unfortunately the lack of a single conference finals appearance and the team's shameful exit from Charlotte combine to push the Hornets down to 24th in the franchise rankings.

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