Do Injuries to Curry and Evans Revive Brandon Jennings in ROY Chase?

March 21st, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
To be honest, Brandon Jennings never should have fallen out of the NBA Rookie of the Year award discussion, but due to consistent performances by Sacramento's Tyreke Evans, and a strong second half of the season from Golden State's Stephen Curry, that's exactly what happened.

After Jennings' 55-point explosion earlier in the season most observers were ready to hand him the award then, and people couldn't stop gushing about how his play hardly resembled that of a rookie.

Jennings did eventually hit the "rookie wall," and his numbers coincided with his slump as his shooting percentage fell below 40 percent, and Evans and Curry drew nearly even in overall statistics.

In fact, both Curry and Evans average more points per game than Jennings and shoot for a higher percentage from the field, but Jennings has the advantage of playing for a team which is competing for a spot in the postseason.

Milwaukee is currently a solid fifth in the Eastern Conference standings, and although much credit is due to Andrew Bogut, and the acquisitions of John Salmons and Jerry Stackhouse, Jennings still runs the show.

He still has a tendency t ...

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