Miller already experienced at sacrificing for team

By: Kyle Bass,

Often in sports, athletes have trouble making the transition from the collegiate level to the pros. Some players are accustomed to being hailed as a superstar, and are unable to adjust when they discover they must play a role on a team rather than being the center of attention. For New Orleans Hornets rookie Darius Miller, his collegiate experience may make his transition smoother than others.

Aminu gained invaluable experience in offseason

By: Brian Travis,

Athletic marvel. Lockdown defender. Olympian. Al-Farouq Aminu spent the summer adding a new title to his resume: International basketball ambassador. In addition to training and preparing for his second full season with the New Orleans Hornets, Aminu participated in an NBA Basketball Without Borders program in Zambia, Africa, and played in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.