Strong start for Noah
He's averaging 16 points, 9.8 boards, 3.5 assists and 2.25 blocks per game. His FG % is .505. Scoring is the biggest improvement. His FG% has barely changed, but he's taking more shots. The most positive sign of his improvement was that 18 footer he hit in OT Wednesday night to beat the Suns. I don't think I've seen him even attempt shots like that, much less hit them. He had 21 points, 12 boards and five assists in that game. This is his team until Rose comes back. I think he'll contribute even more then, just by having better ball movement and more devensive attention on DR.
Speaking of Rose, I wasn't very optimistic about him ever being the player he was before the injury. Then I saw Adrian Peterson gash Detroit Sunday afternoon. He's been 100% since August. I believe he had his surgery, ACL and MCL, last December.