Perhaps many would disagree with the headline. After his 55 point performance against the Warriors, Brandon Jennings had some signing, sealing, and delivering their ballots for Rookie of the Year. Combine his ridiculous 25.3 ppg and 5.5 apg – which apparently is Michael Jordan / Oscar Robertson territory for rookies – with Milwaukee’s 8-3 record, and Jennings does, in fact, look like the easy favorite. However, we can’t reasonably expect Jennings to keep up the pace he’s started off on. At the time of writing, he’s just 6-21 for 12 points against the Spurs, in what, barring a miracle, will be Milwaukee’s fourth loss.
Lost in all this, though, is the other candidate. While Jennings grabs all the headlines, Tyreke Evans is putting his own team on his back. His averages of 18 pts and 5 ast obviously are inferior to Jennings, but keep in mind Evans scored single digits in two of his first four games, which given the smaller amount of games played in the early going, are sure to go up. That was with Kevin Martin in the lineup though. Once Martin opted for surgery that would keep him out of action for two months, Evans realized the Kings’ were HIS team. He’s responded with SEVEN consecutive 20+ point games, including a high of 32 against the Jazz en route to a big road victory in Salt Lake. While Jennings has hit the ground running, Evans took a few games to find his footing, but has clearly established himself as the second candidate for the award. I’m not saying he’ll win it, but he’ll be right in the mix when all’s said and done.
November 24th, 2009 at 11:45 am
Jennings got schooled against the Spurs. Typical rookie mistake as he thought that it’d be easy pickings there as well.
Speaking of which , how much worse could things get for the Nets as of now ? 0-13 and counting.
Dropped this piece on them . Click on the link provided to view and by all means leave a comment.
One Man Doesn’t A Team Make So Here’s Looking At You Kid …
November 25th, 2009 at 9:45 am
I haven’t really seen Tyreke play, but he has been tearing it up for my fantasy team this year. I’m glad I got him with one of my last picks!
November 25th, 2009 at 10:24 am
The guy’s awesome. He can get to the rack any time he wants. His shot was supposed to be his weakness but you can already see the improvement. He’s gonna be great for years to come.
November 25th, 2009 at 2:05 pm
Both Jenning and Evans have been playing good as of late. But over the course of the season it’ll be hard for them to keep up that pace.
How bad were the Mavs last night in losing to Warriors who only had six players suited up for the game ?
Dropped this on the Mavs.
Big Pimpin’ Dallas Mavericks’ Style Bitches That They Are …. !
Alan aka tophatal ………
December 25th, 2009 at 12:25 pm
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