TAG: rookie of the year

NBA / Sep 15, 2014 / 10:00 pm

Ranking The Top 10 NBA Rookie Of The Year Candidates For 2014-2015

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The NBA’s Rookie of the Year Award is not only one of the most popular postseason accolades among fans, but it arguably the most prestigious award a young player can win outside of MVP. The list of former winners ranges from Hall of Famers such as Wilt Chamberlain, Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), and Michael Jordan to current NBA superstars like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Tim Duncan. More often than not, the winner of the ROY award goes on to become a really good NBA player. Read More »

NBA / Jul 15, 2013 / 12:00 pm

Happy Birthday, Damian Lillard! Here Are 5 Bad-Ass Moments From His Rookie Season

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The 2012-13 Rookie of the Year, Damian Lillard had a number of incredible moments during the opening season of what should be a long and illustrious career. Today, Dam turns 23, so we’re bringing you his top five moments from that surprise rookie season. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Dec 7, 2012 / 4:00 pm

The Top 10 NBA Rookie Of The Year Candidates: Vol. 1

Damian Lillard

Along with our Race to the MVP Ladder, the first week of December marks the beginning of Dime’s Rookie Ladder. So far it’s been quite an interesting year for this rookie class. There are underachievers and overachievers; some are struggling, and others are just coasting through. Read More »

NBA / Oct 29, 2012 / 12:00 pm

The Top 10 Candidates For NBA Rookie Of The Year

Anthony Davis

The recipe for winning the NBA Rookie of the Year award is a mixture of ability and opportunity. A player has to demonstrate immense talent that then results in solid numbers to separate himself from the pack. Of course, in order to stand out as the best rookie in the league, the player has to be in a situation where he can get considerable playing time. All coaches deal with allocating minutes to rookies differently, so the situation has to be right for the rookie to get the opportunity to shine. Read More »

NBA / Mar 29, 2012 / 11:30 am

The Unsung: Why Jarrett Jack And Klay Thompson Are All-NBA Surprises

Jarrett Jack

The prime candidate for the NBA’s comeback player of the year and its most surprising rookie met Wednesday night and only diehard fans of the Hornets and Warriors watched.

While we shouldn’t overhype New Orleans’ Jarrett Jack and Golden State’s Klay Thompson‘s game in Oakland into the second coming of Longfellow’s two ships passing in the night, it’s just as wrong to overlook the seasons of these overlooked guards. The relative lack of attention the game got — would you tune into two teams diving into the lottery head-first just because? — is as unsurprising as Jack and Thompson have been revelations this year if graded against expectations. Read More »