TAG: rookie of the year
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 »
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 »