Why Brandon Jennings and Stephen Curry Didn’t Win Rookie Of The Year

April 30th, 2010 by David Spohn Leave a reply »
With Tyreke Evans becoming the first Sacramento King to ever win the prestigious title of Rookie of the Year this week, disappointment was felt by the fanbases in Oakland and Milwaukee.

Golden State's Stephen Curry and Milwaukee's Brandon Jennings pieced together solid seasons; but ultimately it was the combination of a historic milestone and the rock solid consistency of Tyreke Evans from October to April that resulted in his nomination as the league's top rookie.

There's a notion out there that Stephen Curry didn't start playing until the season was a few months old.That is wildly inaccurate, as Curry was named a starter from opening day. He logged reasonably consistent minutes, to boot.

Curry's statistical averages went like this in the early going:

November: 9.7 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 5.2 apg.

December:13.5 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 3.6 apg.

Compare those figures to Tyreke's:

November: 20.3 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 5.0 apg.

December: 22.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 5.0 apg.

The bottom line is crystal clear. Tyreke Evans was 20-5-5 from October until April, essentially. Stephen Curry wasn't.

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