N.O. 1-14 against Southwest opponents
"I felt coming in this was the toughest division in basketball," said Hornets forward P.J. Brown. "But I don't think any team in this division went through what we did this year, with injuries and players not wanting to be here, trades. . . . No team has been through what we've been through.
"So it's been a tough year. But even if everything would have been aligned right, it was still going to be a tough division to compete in and battle in."