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Oklahoman Published: October 9, 2006
Leaving home for, well, home

The Hornets wrapped up training camp Sunday in New Orleans with one final practice in the afternoon before immediately flying back to Oklahoma City. The Hornets will spend the next week here, where they'll play their first two preseason games.

The return couldn't come at a better time for some.

"I'm ready to see my own bed," forward Desmond Mason said. "My wife. My daughter. My dog. My house."

Mason, however, did say that he enjoyed his time in New Orleans.

"It's been fun," he said. "I haven't explored New Orleans as much as I did these last few days because we're usually in and out. It was fun to get out and see a little bit of the city even after the hurricane."

Stojakovic cramping: Forward Peja Stojakovic sat out the final portion of practice Sunday and missed the team scrimmage because of cramping. Stojakovic and Hornets coach Byron Scott said it wasn't serious.

"It's just a little cramp, and I want to prevent anything more serious," Stojakovic said. "It's too early to risk anything."

Stojakovic said he expects to play in the preseason opener against Dallas on Tuesday.

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