NBA Rookie of the Year Race Is Damian Lillard’s to Lose

November 27th, 2012 by Jesse Dorsey Leave a reply »

Coming into the season it seemed as if Anthony Davis would be the sure-fire front-runner for the Rookie of the Year Award all season long, with a few guys giving him troubles along the way. At this point it seems as if Damian Lillard has taken the torch and is the runaway leader.

Anthony Davis has run into several nicks and bruises in the first couple of weeks, and the New Orleans Hornets are being extremely cautious as a result. 

Davis suffered a concussion after he and Austin Rivers collided in just their second game of the season, keeping Davis out of action for two-and-a-half games. Davis came back and was off-and-on for the most part over the next four games.

He was then diagnosed with a stress reaction in his left ankle after spraining it three times in the span of a week. The Hornets have decided to keep him out for the next week or two in order to avoid a Grant Hill-like situation.

It seems likely that Davis won't return to action until mid-to-early December, missing up to eight more games in the process, which would bring his total number of missed games up to 10 before the calendar even switches over to 2013.

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