The Race Is Over; Stephen Curry Is the 2009-2010 ROY

March 29th, 2010 by Jose Salviati Leave a reply »
Much like the horse that made a mad rush out of the last turn to take a surprising victory away from the favorite, Stephen Curry has edged Tyreke Evans by a nose to become this year's ROY.

Case closed.  End of story.

The ROY award has been prematurely handed out twice already this season.  First it was Brandon Jennings who was touted as the top rookie seven games into the season.  Dropping a double-nickle tends to get people excited.  The outcry to hand him the award right then and there was deafening.  Some level-headed writers encouraged patience, but the BJ for ROY noise continued.  Then Jennings hit the wall and the clamor stopped.

In fact, Jennings hit the wall hard.  The wall seems to have fallen on him actually.  Look at his month-by-month point averages:

October: 20.5
November: 22.1
December: 16.7
January: 14.2
February: 10.7
March: 13.4

Remember the scene in The Wizard of Oz after Dorthy lands in Oz and we get our only view of the witch Dorthy's house plasters?  Just two feet peering out from under the house, twitching.  That's Brandon Jennings and the NBA's ...

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