Tyreke Evans May Win the ROY Battle, but Stephen Curry Will Win the War

March 3rd, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
The NBA's Rookie of the Year Award chase appears to be turning into a two-man race between Sacramento Kings point guard Tyreke Evans and Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry.

Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings deserves consideration, but the spectacular play of Evans, and especially Curry, have overshadowed many of Jennings' recent efforts.

The front-runner seems to be Evans as his numbers are slightly better than Curry's across the board, and he has maintained a consistent level of play, while it took Curry longer to assimilate to the NBA's style of play.

Evans averages 20 points per game to go along with 5.4 assists and four rebounds, while Curry averages 15.7 points per game with five assists and four rebounds, while both have a similar impact on their respective teams.

Their approach to the game is a stark contrast as Evans prefers to use penetration as his primary offensive tool, while Curry's game is perimeter-oriented, although he does have a knack for getting to the rim.

Due to an early season injury to former Kings guard Kevin Martin, Evans was forced to assume more offensive responsibilities, and ...

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