i think it's not even the questions..he should finally understand that there is now "Jennings will be as good as in the start later" he just had one of the most dominating rookie debut's ever but NOW he is true Jennings who is like last years Westbrook next to Rose(Evans) couple crazy games couple very bad, overall it's pretty nice(still not in Evans level) but fg% kills him...as for Tyreke tonight third time i watched him (others was against Wade and Rose) and third time i can say he is stud , he is a star!! he just gets better and better, scoring , passing, rebounding, dribbling fast break post game..wow how many strengths, AND one really really underrated thing in his game he is really good defender.
Brandon Jennings had a quicker start and was everyone's early favorite for ROY, but I think Tyreke Evans has passed him at the moment, he has really come into his own since Martin went down
The darkhorse at this point, in my opinion, is Ty Lawson, since taking over starting duties for an injuted Chauncey Billups he has been averaging about 19, 7 and 1.6 steals with under 2 TO's per game. For the season he is shooting 51% from the feild and 44% from 3 point, I don't know how much longer he will be getting these kind of minutes, but thats extremely impressive, especially since Denver is one of the best teams in the west.
yeah he is crazy good in last 3 games, but just time matters when Billups will be healthy and Ty won't play a lot
I know, he is a guy with ROY talent, just who isn't in a situation to pull it off, but man he has awesome its not often a rookie point guard dishes out as many assists and turns the ball over so little. His end to end speed is amazing and despite his height his strength and body control make him very effective finishing around the rim.
There is no question Tyreke is the guy. He was producing consistently at a high clip BEFORE Jennings hit the wall, it's just that Jennings had a few spectacular games to boost his profile. Jennings is a very good player and it wouldn't be a shame if he won the award (especially if the Bucks make the playoffs with him starting), but Evans is the ROY.
Agreed, as of right now Evans is the ROY, but I feel that if Jennings can keep his averages around 19 and 7 andthe Bucks make the playoffs then Jennings might win it. If that does happen it wont be a shame because he has a a very good rookie season, but man o man Tyreke has been unreal. he is so consistent it seems like he's been a pro for a while. Tyreke or BJ would be excellent choices for rookie of the year.
If the Wolves had any talent at either wing positions or anybody that can make open shots or is at least consistent, Flynn would be in this discussion as well. Don't say Brewer or Gomes either, they're rotation players at best, believe me, I have to endure watching their pathetic play, they're not even close to starting material. What I can't believe is that Chad Ford said yesterday on his chat that the Wolves would be better suited to take Henry over Turner, how do you have an uptempo team with a SG that's as slow as some PFs? There's really nothing guaranteed in this draft besides Wall, I have my reservations about everybody, especially the wing players, less about Turner than the other four, Johnson, Henry, Aminu, and Ebanks.
i think ill wait this time till the season nears a end because all of you and me had jennings as the rookie of the year now its evans. so i think ill wait since the season is almost only half over. i remeber how much the top 5 changed last year after allstar break
tyreke is leading for ROY and will only get better when kevin martin gets healthy.
Evans is definitely leading the race right now. Jennings is still playing well for a rookie, but he's flamed out. Once teams had enough game film on him to accurately gameplan against in, they were able to slow him down. After his hot start, 5-15 shooting games are a regular for Jennings now.
Evans is averaging 20.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5 assists, 1.47 seals and .50 blocks. He's also shooting .455 percent from the field. He's by far the leading candidate for rookie of the year and has been not only the best rookie, but one of the best players in the NBA so far.
comin from a jennings fan evans deserves it hands down
yeah evans deserves it hands down RIGHT NOW but the season isnt even half way over just yet. i remeber eric gordan not getting much time then the second half exploding. things can also change with a couple of trades and when martin comes back numbers acorss the board for everyone will go down because before he got urt he was averaging 30ppg
according to the "race to the rookie of the year" article on espn.com, Omri Cassppi is the best rookie and in first place.
Yea... And David Thorpe has lost his mind.
Casspi is the best rookie. Tyreke Evans is overrated. He is shooting 25% from 3 point range while Casspi who is 6'9" has the highest 3 point percentage of any rookie. Right now Casspi is averaging over 20 points per game in the past 6 games. Thorpe is right on the money. Tezo you are entitled to your misinformed opinion. Thorpe knows more about basketball than almost any columnist as he actually coaches NBA Draft prospects privately to prepare them for pre-draft workouts.
Thorpe did this last season too when he started placing Love, Westbrook and Lopez ahead of Rose towards the end of the season.
we have to see how he plays when martin comes back. jennings stats are going down because he isnt focused on scoring as much but we know what he can do. i dont think guys on here realize how good martin is as a player and he will take a lot of reke's looks b4 he got hurt he was averaging 30 ppg. I think it will be jennings cuz it will be problems when martin comes back
I disagree with you about Jennings. He's still focusing on scoring. I mean, he's averaging over 17 shots a game. The truth is... Teams know how to play him now and he's not making shots. His field goal percentage has decreased every month. He shot less than 40% the month of December. He's shooting 30% so far this month.
I don't really think the return of Martin will hurt Evans. Martin plays off the ball and moves well without the ball. Martin was averaging 30 at the beginning of the season, but that was before Tyreke established himself and adapted to the NBA game. That's not an issue now. Tyreke will win rookie of the year.
jennings 300 attempts the first month 240 attempts this past month attepmpts have gone down like coach skiles has said and his fg percentage has gone down. jennings has said hes looking to score less because he is more concerned about making his teammates better which is something he said from day one when skiles was telling him he would like him to score more. jennings has also said a week or more back that he kinda wishes he didn thavethat 55pt game because thats not him . hes always been a pass first guy in the pass except when he had to liek his sr year in hs and i understand because i remeber him as fr and soph in hs and he was straight pass pass pass like jason kidd and his coachs used to have to tell him to shoot more
and if you add any 30ppg scoere to a tam then youre other scorers average will go down as well as other players thats just common sense. the kings arent gonna all of a sudden average 30more ppg as a team
I think it's safe to say that Kevin Martin isn't going to come back averaging 30. Martin's numbers are going down. The Kings are no longer a team that needs him to score 30, plus he's coming off of an injury. They have a lot of talent. It's arguable that Martin is no longer the best player on his team.
Actually... Jennings took 269 shots in November and 229 in December. That's only a 40 shot difference. That's 19.2 shots per game in Nov and 16.3 in Dec. I mean, that's only a difference of 2.9 shots lol.
He also averaged 5.6 assists in Nov compared to 6.5 assists in Dec. That's only a difference of .9.
The main difference in Jennings is he's no longer making shots. Teams know how to gameplan against him now, compared to at the beginning of the season when they had no game film.
yeah i doubt if he averages 30 but dont besuprised if evans numbers go down about 2 or 3 points. and i added the 2 games in oct and 2 of the games in jan.. imnot sure how many bucks games ou watch but its clear hes not looking to score as much as he could which is good sine his shooting percentages has gone done. even with teams knowing what he can do hes still getting the same looks that he was getting but he's not hitting those same shots
this is the meain reason i look at stats and watch the game because stats can say one thing but wathing tells you whole different story
i put it in the mayo gordan catagory. evans is playing better then jennings and mayo is playing better then gordan. stats wise and watching the game but both sets of players are still close
wow..rookie of the year because of the last 6 games?..so 6 games trump 30 or so games?..so the fact that hes shooting a better 3pt percentage means he shoul dbe rookie of the year?..whos averaging more points?..ast?..reb?..because 3pt fg is much more importnt then points reb and ast right? casspi for the year is averaging 13.2.. if the season ended today you really think casspi should be rookie of the year?....wait wait one min is that......is that you omri casspi???..i thought so.....i liek how you doing the chris bosh thing and self promoting.
Casspi has been averaging 22 points per game over the last 6 games because , Tyreke Evans was not able to monopolize the ball and shoot below 25% from 3. Evans' 3 point shooting is his major weakness. Casspi's major weakness going into the season was supposed to be his outside shooting.. His offensive strength, when the season began was thought to be his ability to take opponents off the dribble and get to the basket and run the floor on the fast break. He is doing that plus shooting 45% from 3 point range. Evans may be ROY over Casspi when the season ends but Casspi is playing better over the past 2 weeks. Casspi's overall numbers aren't close to Evans' because Casspi has only recently has been receiving 30 plus minutes. IMO, it's too early to crown Evans ROY.