Rose having a tough time in the mid-range, Dirk and Horford to get scans, Bynum still brimming, and Steve Francis bids ... whatever the Chinese word for goodbye is to China. All this and more in today's Shootaround.
Posted by Matt Moore
Derrick Rose is having a hard time in the midrange game, mostly because he doesn't trust his jumper yet, even though it's improved. He's especially improved in 3-point shooting, but continues to try floaters from mid-range.
Dirk Nowitzki will have an MRI this morning on his injured knee. So try not to scare your Maverick fan friends too much this morning. They're going to be a little jumpy.
Al Horford will also have an MRI on his hand this morning. We'll keep you updated on both of their statuses.
Andrew Bynum is still "brimming with potential" apparently. At this point I think it's better to say he's brimming with disappointment. Or, "brimming with doctor's appointments."
And just like that... Steve Francis was gone. From China.
Fan sensation Jeremy Lin will likely spend some time in the D-League.
The sixth-man who was traded for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar now is a restaurant mogul.
One thing of vital importance to the Celtics? Transition defense, because it's feast or famine for them.
The Rockets and Bobcats are both in talks with Houston about acquiring the Yao Ming salary dump.
Nets blog Nets Are Scorching asks the question: "LeBron James: Evil or Stupid?"