Nikola Mirotic has played very well since chopping off the furry brown mass that was engulfing his chin. This 24-point game is actually his lowest point total since adopting the “Paul Zipser” look. But I have a feeling that he’s got another surprise in store for us for the playoffs.
No, I’m not talking about shaving “down there”. What he does with his mini-fro is none of my business. I’m talking about the hair on his head. If he can gain significant scoring potency just from removing his beard, imagine the gains he could get by shaving off everything on top. That’s a lot of surface area! Skin covered by hair for decades is all of a sudden exposed to the light! I don’t doubt that he would begin averaging 30/10 as soon as he went cue-ball.
Now that I think about it, I probably should redact this entire description so that the Pelicans’ first round opponent doesn’t get any intel that they shouldn’t have gotten.