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One last argument for Curry

While I support Tyreke Evans’ win in the Rookie of the Year race, I just wanted to clarify my position and explain one final time why I think Curry was the better rookie and should have won the award. If you look at Evans’ stats, they are indeed impressive. There is nothing you can really say to take away from the stats. There are some reports that Evans is selfish and focused on his stats the final few months of… Read More »

Curry: Evans deserves Rookie of the Year

Stephen Curry responded to finishing second in the Rookie of the Year voting with a statement released from his hometown of Charlotte: “Congrats to Tyreke for winning Rookie of the Year. There’s no doubt he deserves it. For me to have been in the conversation all year and to finish second means a lot and is a great start to hopefully a successful career.” That’s good perspective from Curry. He had a great rookie season, but he needs to work… Read More »

Curry finishes second in ROY voting

There were some rumors I heard that the ROY voting was nearly a tie, with the Kings’ Tyreke Evans beating the Warriors’ Stephen Curry by only a few votes. It turns out that was just a rumor. The voting was close, but Evans was the clear-cut winner. Here are the results (5 points for first place, 3 points for second, 1 point for third): 1. Tyreke Evans, 67 first, 50 second, 6 third = 491 points 2. Stephen Curry, 43… Read More »

Report: Evans voted Rookie of the Year

Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee is reporting that Kings guard Tyreke Evans has been voted Rookie of the Year, according to three sources. Evans, Warriors point guard Stephen Curry and Milwaukee Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings were the three most qualified candidates for the award. The official announcement is expected Thursday. It will be interesting to see how close the race was between Evans and Curry. I have written a lot about Curry this season and I think he… Read More »

Curry, Warriors end with a bang

Well, you can’t blame Stephen Curry if voters don’t name him Rookie of the Year. He certainly has done everything possible to demonstrate that he is the NBA’s most talented rookie, including a sparkling performance in the regular-season finale against the Blazers (42 points, 9 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals, 1 block). I was listening to ESPN radio on the way home from work last night and they were talking about the NBA’s different awards. After about a minute of… Read More »

Recognition for Curry; ROY race not over yet

Warriors point guard Stephen Curry was named NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month for March. Curry was also named rookie of the month in January. Curry played in 14 games in March, averaging 19.8 points, 7.3 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.79 steals in 37.5 minutes per game. Curry shot 46.1 percent (106-230) from the field, 50 percent (40-80) from three-point range and 92.6 percent (25-27) from the line. Not much to gripe about there other than the low number… Read More »

ROY watch: Curry right back in the race

The other day, I wrote that Tyreke Evans had all but clinched the rookie of the year award this season. My reasoning was that Evans was still playing well and that Curry hadn’t done enough to outplay him since his outstanding stretch in February. I spoke too soon. Since that blog entry, Curry has played two of his better games of the season. Even though Evans continues to play well, Curry’s recent stretch has cracked the door open again for… Read More »

ROY Watch (3/11): Is this race nearing its end?

CANDIDATES Stephen Curry, Warriors, point guard Season stats: 35.8 minutes, 16.0 points, 4.2 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.8 steals, 3.02 turnovers, percentages (.454, .414, .879) March stats: 39.7 minutes, 18.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 1.5 steals, 4.3 turnovers,┬ápercentages (.404, .447, .929) Thursday’s game (Trail Blazers 110, Warriors 105): 33 minutes, 15 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 4 turnovers, (6-15, 2-7, 1-1) Next game: Saturday, March 13, vs. Toronto Raptors, 7:30 p.m. Tyreke Evans, Kings, guard Season stats: 37.2… Read More »

ROY Watch (3/9): Evans compared to Tony Parker

CANDIDATES Stephen Curry, Warriors, point guard Season stats: 35.9 minutes, 16.0 points, 4.2 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.79 steals, 3.0 turnovers, percentages (.455, .417, .878) March stats: 41.0 minutes, 19.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, 7.2 assists, 1.4 steals, 4.4 turnovers,┬ápercentages (.405, .484, .923) Tuesday’s game: Did not play Next game: Thursday, March 11, vs. Portland Trail Blazers, 7:30 p.m. Tyreke Evans, Kings, guard Season stats: 37.2 minutes, 20.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.51 steals, 2.88 turnovers, percentages (.462, .259, .744) March… Read More »

Collison wins rookie showdown

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR WATCH (3/8) CANDIDATES Stephen Curry, Warriors, point guard Season stats: 35.9 minutes, 16.0 points, 4.2 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.79 steals, 3.0 turnovers, percentages (.455, .417, .878) March stats: 41.0 minutes, 19.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, 7.2 assists, 1.4 steals, 4.4 turnovers,┬ápercentages (.405, .484, .923) Monday’s game (Hornets 135, Warriors 131): 34 minutes, 12 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal, 4 turnovers (5-13, 2-4, 0-0) Next game: Thursday, March 11, vs. Portland Trail Blazers, 7:30 p.m. Tyreke… Read More »