Peja Stojakovic Could Return This Week

Peja Stojakovic hasn’t played since November 24 because of a back injury that ultimately required surgery on December 17. Hornets head coach Byron Scott ruled out Stojakovic for the team’s games against the Boston Celtics and Memphis Grizzlies on March 19-20, but he estimated it being a 30 percent chance of Stojakovic playing Friday March 23 against the Los Angeles Lakers in New Orleans.