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Tyreke Evans to Be Named 2009-2010 NBA Rookie of the Year- Congrats to Tyreke + Stephen Curry

My man Ziller over at Sactown Royalty has some breaking news: Tyreke Evans to Be Named NBA Rookie of the Year


One of these guys is going to be the 2010-2011 NBA Sophomore of the Year too.

Jump for some links and some!

I think we've all made a great case why Stephen Curry deserved it, but it simply cannot denied that Evans had a fantastic rookie season. Props to Tyreke and the Sacramento Kings organization. You've probably heard it repeated ad nauseam, but his 20-5-5 statline is mighty impressive. It's unfortunate people are trying to contextualize his rookie season amongst Michael Jordan and Oscar Robertson, but it's amazing nonetheless.

FG 3PT FT Rebounds Misc
G M M A Pct M A Pct M A Pct Off Def Tot Ast TO Stl Blk PF PPG
2009 - Tyreke Evans 72 37.2 7.4 16.2 45.8 0.5 2.0 25.5 4.8 6.5 74.8 0.9 4.4 5.3 5.8 3.0 1.5 0.4 2.8 20.1

As much as I love Brandon Jennings (and like many of you was rooting for the Golden State Warriors to take him with the 7th pick) this was really a two man race between the season-long favorite Evans and the sleeper with the late run Curry. As a basketball fan this was a fun race and an overall impressive outing by the 2009 NBA Draft class. It was a great infusion of very talented and fun youth into to the league. Both Northern California NBA squads were not good this past season (to put it lightly), but these two rookies made their teams watchable and gave us some good discussion material while both teams were "Gone Fishing" this spring.

Looking back over the 2009 NBA Draft, you really have to wonder (and admittedly it's still early) what the Memphis Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder were thinking passing on Tyreke. It's also a head scratcher that the Minnesota Timberwolves managed to pass on Stef-fun not once, but twice; with two point guards no less.

Stay tuned to see who will be 2010-2011 NBA Sophomore of the Year...

My pick:


FG 3PT FT Rebounds Misc
G M M A Pct M A Pct M A Pct Off Def Tot Ast TO Stl Blk PF PPG
2009 - Stephen Curry 80 36.2 6.6 14.3 46.2 2.1 4.8 43.7 2.2 2.5 88.5 0.6 3.9 4.5 5.9 3.1 1.9 0.2 3.2 17.5

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