Stojakovic might sit out tonight Peja Stojakovic might miss tonight’s Hornets preseason opener against the Dallas Mavericks at the Ford Center because of stiffness and soreness in his legs. Stojakovic, the threetime All-Star and eight-year veteran who the Hornets acquired in an offseason trade with Indiana, sat out of the team’s final two scrimmages Sunday and Monday while receiving treatment on his left thigh. Hornets coach Byron Scott said Stojakovic’s availability for tonight’s game will depend on how he feels today. “I just have muscle stiffness,” Stojakovic said after Monday’s practice at the Ford Center. “I had it (Sunday) late in practice, and (Monday morning) I tried to go and didn’t want to risk anything. “It’s nothing to be concerned about. But you’d rather be careful. I don’t want to do anything (to risk it) right now.” Scott, who also didn’t seem worried about the injury, said forward Rasual Butler would start in Stojakovic’s place if need be. The Hornets acquired the 6-foot-10 Stojakovic because of his sharpshooting ability. Stojakovic, a career 39.9 percent shooter from 3, is 22nd on the NBA’s all-time 3-point field goals made list.