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Who's more likely to win the award between the three Tyreke Evans, Brandon Jennings, Stephen Curry?
Even though I would love to see Evans win it I just don't see it happening anymore due to the fact that Jennings led his team to the playoffs along with a 55 point game, but it would be nice if they did a three way split for the award


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LOL....3 way tie I think its

LOL....3 way tie

I think its going to Evans anyway, averaging 20, 5, 5, as a rookie puts him in some elite company

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ummm...Evans and Jennings as

ummm...Evans and Jennings as a kinda close second...Curry, for me, was a product of the system..which is no restrictions on offense

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"...it would be nice if they

"...it would be nice if they did a three way split for the award."

Why? Jennings went into a terrible shooting slump and Curry only played well the 2nd half of the season. Evans was the best rookie the entire year, so why should he have to split the award with anybody?

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yeah he led them to the

yeah he led them to the playoffs but evans was Consistent all season and if don nelson would have played curry from the start of the season he would be a lock for the award

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I'm not even all that high

I'm not even all that high on giving Jennings most of the credit for the Bucks making the playoffs. He played a part, but it's not like he's the main one.

Even if Curry would've played the entire season, I still think it'd be Evans' award. 20, 5 and 5... And not in a playground ball offensive system. Curry basically was playing like he was in open gym... No structure/nothing to lose.

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Curry played in a

Curry played in a "playground" system with D league talent players...and still eneded up shooting better percenatges and won one more game then Evans...Your nor making much of a arguement for Evans butler..That sytem thing is overrated b/c everyone who has been there(produced) & left are still productive scorers...Harrington, Crawford, Jackson, Ricardson, Davis.

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"Your nor making much of a

"Your nor making much of a arguement for Evans butler."

20, 5 and 5 for the ENTIRE season. Is that good enough for you?

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Nah tezo, 20, 5, and 5 is

Nah tezo, 20, 5, and 5 is soooo out of style for rookies the new thing is 25, 10, and 10 that's what real rookies do. I think Evans is now a bust for only putting up 20-5-5 his rookie season, lol.

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Evans should run away with

Evans should run away with that award. The main reason Curry is even in the discussion is because he puts up big numbers in a terrible system.

Evans is in rare air. Only 4 rookies averaged 20-5-5. Names: Jordan, James, Robertson and Evans

The man was unstoppable at times this season. Let's not mention- he was playing the PG position.

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@mouchy18. And of those

@mouchy18. And of those players you mentioned, they were scorers before they got to Golden State. BD was the man in New Orleans. Harrington was a 19 point per game scorer in Atlanta. Jackson was also a 19 point per game scorer in Indiana. Crawford was always a scorer. And Richardson was a scorer before Nelson came to coach the Warriors.

Now you tell me another team and system players like Chris Hunter, Anthony Tolliver, Reggie Williams and CJ Watson will be able to put up numbers like they're doing in Golden State on?

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Tezo, out of all those guys

Tezo, out of all those guys Reggie Williams is the only scorer before he got to the NBA. He played at VMI they're like the Warriors of the college game they lead the nation in scoring, but don't play defense.

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He was a scorer in college,

He was a scorer in college, but NOT in the NBA. It took Don Nelson to get him out of there. There's a reason he was in the D-League until Don Nelson said, "Hey... This is my kind of guy" and gave him a call.

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Well, I do believe in part

Well, I do believe in part Reggie would not have got minutes any where other than in Golden State. I would not be shocked if some dumb GM gives one of these guys a big contract (Jerome James-esque) and they realize they signed someone who was simply not that good.

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Bulter is Nash or Amare

Bulter is Nash or Amare overrated b/c of the system? Like i always say bad players can put up shots but only good players will make a high percentage of them...Curry would do his thing in any system b/c he is efficient ala Steve Nash...Also please put a asterik when mentioning the rookie 20.5.5 club....Like i showed before Big O was 31 10reb & 9.7 & Jordan was 28 6.5reb 6......He was not in their company

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He was not in their

He was not in their company

LOL...20-5-5 is 20-5-5 also, you can make the case it's tougher to do it in the this era due to increase talent

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@mouchy18. WELL.. Before

@mouchy18. WELL.. Before going to the Suns and being coached by D'Antoni, do you remember Nash winning any MVP's in Dallas? And what happened to Shawn Marion after he left the Suns? And I am one of those people who happen to think that if you remove Stoudemire out of the Suns' system and away from Steve Nash, he wouldn't be as good.

LeBron averaged 20.9, 5.5 and 5.9... Should we put an asterik next to his rookie season too?

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No way Knicks boy MJ played

No way Knicks boy MJ played in a way tougher era with tougher rules....and his team was competitive. I can't speak on Big O. Also that is a rookie record..plenty of guys have gone 20.5.5...Also Grant Hill was 19.9 6. 5. rook Steve francis 18.6.6....those number maybe more impressive depending on your perspective

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Grant Hill had also just

Grant Hill had also just finished completing four years at Duke (back to back championships). Steve Frances spent two years at JUCO before playing his junior season at Maryland.

For young players like LeBron and Tyreke to come in at 18-19 years old and average 20, 5 and 5 is impressive. I don't know how you don't see that.

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First Nash was still an

First Nash was still an all-star....Curry is a PG and creates so Marion is an invalid comparison. Players are Players...you can not take credit away based on a system b/c we can go on and on...Lets say Magic Johnson is a product of a system too huh...Just give due credit...Evans is just as much a product of a system..he would not be the same player had kevin martin not got hurt..in NOV he only average 12pts before the injury. And yes u can compare his rook yr to lebron..just don't mention MJ & Big O.....Do u really believe evans will be like Lebron though?

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Its not as impressive b/c he

Its not as impressive b/c he averaged 20.5.5 and his team has the 3 pick in the draft!

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And the Chicago Bulls picked

And the Chicago Bulls picked 9th after MJ's rookie season. Was what he accomplished his rookie season not as impressive because of that?

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Chances are, that when

Chances are, that when you're picked high... You're going to go to an AWFUL team. That's why they're picking high. You can't hold that against him. The Kings are a rebuilding team. What... You expect them to win 50 games?

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See Butler know the

See Butler know the numbers..they had 38 wins that yr after having 27 the yr before....Evans had 25 wins...Even Lebron finished close to .500...But you never addressed how you discredit players b/c of systems

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LeBron's team had an AMAZING

LeBron's team had an AMAZING turnaround, but look who was on their roster. Carlos Boozer introduced himself to the NBA that season and Illgauskas was finally healthy. That team had a solid mix of veterans and they were coached by Paul Silas.

The Kings roster is full of young guys. They didn't have a huge turnaround, but they were an improved team this season.

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You still have to make

You still have to make shots, but I'm just saying that it's a shot happy system and they don't focus on defense. It's a run and gun system. They play like they're in open gym... No pressure. You have D-League players coming in and scoring 20-30 in that system.

I think Curry is a good player and a rookie of the year candidate, but he did not have a better rookie year than Reke.

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Your Making excuses! Sac had

Your Making excuses! Sac had plenty of talent all be it young talent. In comparing Curry & Evans...Sac traded martin b/c they thought he & EVANS weren't a good fit. Imagine if GSW traded Monta early in the season and gave curry 1 credible big man! His numbers would be crazy...I would take Hawes, Thompson, Or the kid from the rockets over anything GSW was putting out for the last 4 months....

My big thing is people put 20.5.5 on a pedestal like its the greatest rook accomplishment....Id take a 19yr rook season of carmelo or 19yr old marbury rook season as more successful...keep it in context

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Your Making excuses! Sac had

Your Making excuses! Sac had plenty of talent all be it young talent. In comparing Curry & Evans...Sac traded martin b/c they thought he & EVANS weren't a good fit. Imagine if GSW traded Monta early in the season and gave curry 1 credible big man! His numbers would be crazy...I would take Hawes, Thompson, Or the kid from the rockets over anything GSW was putting out for the last 4 months....

My big thing is people put 20.5.5 on a pedestal like its the greatest rook accomplishment....Id take a 19yr rook season of carmelo or 19yr old marbury rook season as more successful...keep it in context

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You're trying to make an

You're trying to make an argument for Curry over Evans that just isn't there. You've thrown so much stuff into the equation, that you've lost me.

Curry will get some votes... So will Jennings and Collison. However, it's Evans' award. He was the best rookie from beginning to end. There are no what IF Monta would've gotten traded or what IF he would've played the beginning of the season... Or IF he had a credible big. The season was what it was. Evans will win it.

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I agree....so when you look

I agree....so when you look at the numbers straight up, side by side...Curry had a all around better season Assist, Steals, Shooting, player of the months Curry....Points, Rebounds Reke

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So Butler...... If there are

So Butler......
If there are no IFs then why are you discrediting Curry because of the system he played in? What IF curry played in a different system? The fact is he didn't. Curry IS and WILL be the better player for years to come.

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Evans

Evans

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Jennings: Had an ok season

Jennings: Had an ok season on a team that really turned itself around, and while he was part of that turnaround I can’t help but think that if Bogut had not improved and they had not traded for Salmons, they might not have even made the playoffs.

Curry: Had an amazing 2nd half of a rookie season, and I think would win this award if he had done it on any other team in the NBA, but the truth is that he handled the ball almost every possession, and when you’re on a team that averages so many of them and you have almost no competition for your spot as the primary scorer, ball handler and minute leader, you are going to have your stats inflated a bit.

Evans: Had a great year from start to finish, not the flashiest player and probably not even the most popular rookie, but there is no denying that he, just like his other two competitors, will be very very special.

Rank:
1. Evans
2. Curry (following very closely)
3. Jennings

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when it comes down to it,

when it comes down to it, Evans will be rookie of the year. 20, 5, & 5 is just to hard for sports writers to ignore. Now for the debate of who will be a better player, i'm still 50/50. Curry and Evans are two completely different players and you can't pass judgement on who will have a better career after just one season. Evans played without a point guard his first year(he is going to be a 2), and Curry played for Don Nelson(all-time wins leader but no rings). i think in the next few seasons, one of the two will distance himself from the other. Curry could end up being like Steve Nash or Evans could end up being Lebron lite

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