Chris Paul's Hornets the real deal?

PER Diem: Nov. 1, 2010

Updated: November 1, 2010, 12:49 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com

Not sure if anyone's noticed yet, but so far it's been a really good year for players who spent the summer trying to get out of their supposedly untenable situations. Rudy Fernandez, for instance, has been a major contributor to the Blazers' 3-0 start, while Carmelo Anthony's Nuggets have already knocked off Utah and Houston to start 2-1.