The Bulls miss Noah on offense, beards abound, J.O. may need surgery, and the Hornets need a big uptick in fans, still. All this and more in today's Shootaround.
Posted by Matt Moore
You know why the Bulls miss Joakim Noah? Because their offense is struggling. Noah goes out and their offense falls off. How weird is that?
The best beards from NBA D-League's Showcase.
Darko Milicic won the opening tip last night. A bit too much. He ended up scoring on his own goal with it. Whoops. The Wolves won and Darko was big down the stretch. But can you imagine if the Wolves had lost by two points?
George Karl thinks the Carmelo Anthony trade could fall through. If Ujiri's previous actions have been any indication, though, Karl will be the last to know.
In case you missed it, Ben Golliver broke down the most efficient scorers in the NBA. It's well worth a read.
Jermaine O'Neal may not be able to avoid having surgery on an ailing knee.
Speaking of injured Celtics bigs, Danny Ainge is surprised Boston's bigs started missing games with injuries this soon. And he should be. After all, they're only 7,000 years old.
Orlando Pinstriped Post asks what more Magic fans want from Jameer Nelson.
One of what will be many looks at Rondo versus Rose for the next three years.
The Hornets still need to average 14, 915 fans in attendance over the next five games to avoid the elimination of the buyout penalty for their arena. Their attendance on Wednesday? 13, 688.