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Their moves have made them more athletic, younger, hungrier and better. They overpaid for Peja Stojakovic, but how else were they going to get him to play in Oklahoma City or New Orleans? They needed a jolt, an identity. He can shoot, and he already knows the Princeton offense.... Chris Paul can get in the paint and do whatever he wants, especially in pick-and-roll situations, but instead he takes what he's given. I see him as a leader who will solidify his team, like Steve Nash.... Desmond Mason isn't the prototypical two guard--not with that ugly hitch in his jumper. But he scores in transition and attacks the basket, and with all of the attention going to Paul and Stojakovic, there will be more lanes to the basket open for him.... Some people have a nose for the ball, and that's how I would describe David West. He seems to know exactly where the rebound is going to go off the rim, and he gives the effort to go get it. He's a good perimeter shooter and a tough kid who wants the ball in important situations, which is a rare thing.