Saturday , Feb , 23 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

New Orleans Hornets Want P.J. Brown, Maybe Chris Andersen Back

The Hornets have 13 players under contract, and Bower said he continues to have conversations with P.J. Brown’s agent Mark Bartelstein. The Hornets want to bring back Brown, who has retired and has turned down several offers from other teams.

"We have made it pretty well known that we would love to have him back," Scott said.

The Hornets also are awaiting a decision on whether the league will reinstate center Chris Andersen, who was banned for violating the league drug policy in January 2006.

The league’s decision is expected before the end of this month, NBA Commissioner David Stern said during his state-of-the-league address last Saturday. [Click here for more from the New Orleans Times-Picayune.]