Well this will probably the most anti-climatic award category. It is clear who the Rookie of the Year is. Let’s see who completes the top 3.
Rookie of the Year:
22.4pts, 12.1reb, 3.7ast
No surprise here! Blake Griffin is far and away the Rookie of the Year. He is averaging a double-double with 22.4 points and 12 rebounds a game. Griffin was the first rookie to be selected to the All-Star team since Tim Duncan. During All-Star weekend Blakey was the winner of the dunk contest. Blake Griffin is the most explosive rookie that the NBA has seen in a long time. He has become a fan favorite due to his collection of huge dunks. Griffin will be a perennial All-Star for years to come.
10pts, 6.5reb, 1.9ast, 1stl
Numbers do not speak to Landry’s worth. As a rookie Fields cracked the Knicks starting lineup from day 1. He has the poise of a veteran and provides great size at the sg position. Fields is a very good rebounder, averaging 6.5 rebounds a game. Landry is also the Knicks’ best defender. Fields possesses a good shooting stroke from behind the arch but isn’t afraid to mix it up in the paint. You must have game if Spike Lee rocks your jersey!
9.6pts, 2.5reb, 1.1ast
Neal is another guy who won’t wow you with his averages. Neal was an undrafted training camp invite who ended up making the squad. Neal is arguably the Spurs’ best player off the bench. He is a terrific shooter and scorer. Neal has a great deal of confidence and is not afraid to take the big shot. He is also a good defender and makes all the hustle plays. He is a Poppovich type of player and is flourishing in his system.
Just missed the cut: Demarcus Cousins. Good numbers on a terrible team. Cousins’ attitude needs to improve if he wants to have a long and successful career.