Led by Chris Kaman's 27-point, 13-rebound showing last night, the Hornets topped the Jazz 86-80 for their first win in February and just their third victory of 2012. As the Hornets head to Milwaukee hoping to continue their winning ways Wednesday against the Bucks, let's check out some New Orleans notes…
- Kaman, who sat out the Hornets' last game with an ankle sprain, likely impressed potential suitors with his performance vs. the Jazz. His 27 points and six offensive rebounds were easily season highs. Kaman talked to reporters after the game about pushing himself to play through the injury (New Orleans Times-Picayune link).
- Eric Gordon underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his knee today, the team announced. With Gordon set to miss another six weeks, the Hornets' decision not to extend him last month looks a little sounder. Mike Wells of the Indianapolis Star speculates (via Twitter) that Gordon's injury issues could temper the Pacers' interest when the 23-year-old becomes a restricted free agent this summer.
- The list of potential buyers for the Hornets has been "whittled from a half-dozen or so," reports Jimmy Smith of the Times-Picayune. Hornets chairman Jac Sperling spoke positively about the team's current roster and its future: "They play hard every night…. You look at that, plus three, four, five players any given night who could be playing but aren’t. You add that with a couple of (2012) draft choices, you add that with a new owner coming in next year and I’m really optimistic about what this team could be like if we were at full strength with two new draft choices and a new owner."