Hornets bar Lynch from camp, seek trade

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The New Orleans Hornets have kicked veteran George Lynch out of their preseason camp at Southern Nazarene University.

Lynch has made it clear he wants to be traded and the feeling is mutual, said Hornets coach Byron Scott.

"I don't want those type of distractions in our locker room,"
Scott said.

"George has made it clear that he wants to be traded. We've
made it clear that we want to trade him.

"We want to try to get rid of him, try to make him happy."

Team officials said Lynch is in Dallas while recovering from
offseason foot surgery and was unavailable for comment.

Lynch's agent, Steve Kaussman, couldn't be reached for comment.

Lynch is in the final year of a contract that will pay him $3.2
million this season. He has said he wants to play for a contending

The Hornets will play 35 home games in Oklahoma City this season
because of hurricane damage in New Orleans.