Who are your early favorites for Rookie of the Year?
You got the obvious candidate in Oden, Beasley, and Rose, but who else could sneak into the conversation?
I think Eric Gordon will have a great chance to be rookie of the year. He won't have to be the first option on a team with Elton Brand and an emerging Al Thornton. He will be able to start right away and just go out there and play his game. Right now, I would put him only behind Beasley because the Clips don't have an established point guard, pending the health of Shaun Livingston.
Right now, the Grizzlies only have two legitimate scoring options - Rudy Gay and OJ Mayo. Since they have Mike Conley playing the PG position, Mayo will get to play off the ball, where he's more comftorable. The Grizzlies will probably have another losing season, but if you base the award on statistics alone, I could definitely see Mayo averaging somewhere between 15 and 18 PPG in his rookie year.
There's no question in my mind that they can already ingrave Greg Oden's name on the ROY trophy.
But if we look forward to next year the Spanish PG Ricky Rubio who in my opinion compares favorably to Peter Maravich in size,skill,and overall strenghts and also weaknesses as well will be in a battle with Brandon Jennings in, two years time for both ROY and also to see which one of them will be the best young PG after Chris Paul and Derron Williams graduate officially to the Steve Nash and Jason Kidd grade.
Beasley is a sure case for ROY. I mean look at Kevin Durant's numbers and Beassley's. Beasley's are better. That and he's playin for the Heat so he will get ALOT of touches, him and Mayo are going to get the most room to showcase ther skills. My pick is beasley for ROY.
He is way to aggressive to let this title pass him up. He took every title in college, so he is basically gonna dominate his class again next year in MIA. Look for Miami to be a sleeper team this upcoming season. Everyone believes that they will have a repeat of last year. Not with the lineup I can see right now. They are missing a true point guard and a dominant big man, but so was Boston and we all know what happened. Miami has the middle of there lineup locked up for some time to come. Wade, Marion, & Beasley, sounds scary.
I agree with him and Mr.Duke 1426. It will be beasley. Wade will be a big part of the offense and teams will focus on Wade and Beasley will shine.
Considering that Marc Gasol has just being awarded with ACB's MVP honours and that all the recent ACB's MVPs (finals or regular season) that has crossed the Atlantic the following year have all of them performed fairly well (Nocioni, Scola, Navarro, Garbajosa) including a ROY in his brother Pau, then is right to consider him into the top 5 of next year rookies.
Foremost, considering the lack of inside presence in Memphis, it's very easy to supose that he's gonna get a lot of touches with good percentage and a lot of rebounds.
A few days ago I post that Eric Gordon could win because he won't be asked to carry the load. Well, since the acquisition of Baron Davis, Gordon is now the fourth or fifth option on the Clips. ROY for EG suddenly doesn't look so good. I'm gonna go with Mayo because he's a great second fiddle in Memphis for his rookie year. And the second fiddle status might change at the end of the season.
Well its not that i dont like Derrick Rose its just that i think Chicago should of picked Michael Beasley but i think how Beasley been playing in the Summer Leage is great and he deseves it but i know that leage isnt the best but still im sure that Beasley will win the Rookie of the year award.
I wouldn't count out bayless. He's been tearing it up in summer league and is the kind of player who can put up impressive numbers. If Roy/Aldridge/Oden miss any time due to injury (history would suggest this is a possibility), Bayless may end up playing a larger role than we've been expecting
Oden will be rookie of the year. He is big, and had a year to develop a jump shot, and put on muscle. He will not be asked to do things he is not good at, and having a good team will always help your chances. If he does not win it will be Beasley, or Rose
I'm kinda leaning towards Greg Oden of the Portland Trailblazers. I was excited to see him play but when he was injuried, that pretty much ended my anticipation to see him play in the NBA. Hopefully, he'll stay healthy and help guide his team into the postseason. He is a dominant force in the paint when I watched him play in the NCAA, and aside from that, when he injuried his right hand, he performed well shooting with his left hand. He could end up being a 20-10 player after his delayed rookie season. If not him, then probably Beasley or Rose. But Rose got injuried, so that puts a question mark.
if he gets the pg position down
And nobody said Rose. I actually thought it would have been Beasley too.