Behind the Arc: Race to the MVP Week 2

November 23rd, 2009 by Beyond the Arc Basketball Leave a reply »
Welcome back to yet another exciting Race to the MVP, presented to you by Beyond the Arc Basketball. I'd like to talk about the Milwaukee Bucks, and more importantly, the player everyone has their eyes on: Brandon Jennings. The kid is still rolling through the league with a head of steam, leading this underdog Bucks to the best record in the Central Division.
Jennings is leading all rookies with just under 25 points per game to go along with nearly six assists and five rebounds per game. On top of that, he's shooting a respectable 47.7 percent from the field and is connecting on over half of his three-point attempts, proving wrong the critics who said the range on his shot was weak. However, questions still linger as to whether the Bucks can keep it up and if Jennings can keep playing at a high level. A few issues stand in their way. First of all, will Jennings hit the rookie wall? It's a common fear for first-year players who have never played this many games in a season before. Can Jennings’ body handle the rigors of the NBA after playing 40 or 50 games? Only time will tell if Jennings can fight fatigue better than his fellow freshmen. Look out! The Thunder are playing so ...

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