Rookie Motor ! Focus about the next best rookie in the NBA.

Posted: 2013/02/08 in award, News, Stats
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Rookie Motor ! Ladies and Gentlemen it’s time to evoke the best rookies of the league in the NBA.

So, This column ranks sharply the best rookies among the league …

D.Lillard, A.Davis are in good position, the last games will be crucial if Davis solved his injuries to play more minutes.

If you don’t remember, it’s always good and interesting to evoke the former rookie of the last campaign.

Kyrie Irving, from Duke, was terrific in his first year.

He was 18.5 points per game , 5.4 apg and 3.7 rpg in 51 games. He played in 30.5 minutes per game.

Nowadays, after learning all the tricks of the tough NBA. He is clearly in the top 10 among all guards. Byron Scott is fussy with his cornerstone player. He wants Kyrie to produce perfect basketball, but we have a problem in Cleveland. Cleveland is drowning his basketball.

Irving shows an amazing ability to got into the lane at ease with a furious first step. Also he breaks down defenders off the dribble and his assist’s capacity is real. It will only rise as the Cavs put a better team around him.

After playing just eleven games at Duke due to injury, Kyrie Irving was a somewhat unknown at N°1. But it did not take long time for the very confident australian native point guard to cement himself as the first choice of the 2011 draft. He’s not only a shining prolific scorer , with 18.5 ppg in his first year. He was able to sink clutch shots and showed a leadership that will make him the angularstone of the lowly Cavs, rebuilding without LeBron James in South Beach.

This season, Irving was annoyed because of physic failure, but he is on the game when he takes the control of the game.

On Sat Dec 15, 2012 , Kyrie Irving scored a career-high 41 points on 15-for-25 shooting while wearing a black face mask after breaking a bone in his face against the Bucks on Friday night .

Rookie motor : Lillard is the number one to lead Portland.

On 11 January 2013 a new first year boy emerged as a veteran player.

THE FACTS: Making his first professional appearance in his native town of Oakland, Portland Trail Blazers rookie Damian Lillard stole the show Friday. The Golden State Warriors weren’t going to let him steal the victory, however.

Lillard, the No. 6 pick in this year’s draft, netted a career-high 37 points and the best for a rookie but couldn’t quite drag the Blazers all the way back from a 20-point third-quarter deficit and the Warriors hung on to win 103-97.

Lillard missed seven straight shots and was 3-for-11 on the night before exploding for 29 points over the game’s final 16 1/2 minutes. He went 12-for-14 and 5-for-7 on 3-pointers in that stretch, an unstoppable display that almost snatched a fifth straight victory for Portland.

Lillard’s teammates weren’t able to match his brilliance, however. The rest of the Trail Blazers shot just 29.9 percent from the floor, including a combined 6-for-29 performance from tired LaMarcus Aldridge and Wesley Matthews.

Lillard played in Utah for the first time since leaving Weber State , a shot drive from Salt Lake City, the land of Jazz franchise.

Lillard had a warm welcome before dropping 26 units despite a shy start. Lillard scored 20 of his 26 after the break.


1. Damian Lillard

N°6 overall pick from Weber State.

Game played : 49

Mins per game : 38.6

PPG : 18.4

REBSPG : 3.3

APG : 6.5

SPG : 1.0

EFF : 17.12

He ranks five in the NBA in minutes per game with 38.6.

For me, he is the favourite to join Kyrie Irving, and others players who broke the house down before.

On 26 December 2012. he was just two rebounds shy of his first career triple double in his 39 career game.

Next motor : A strong forward who loves blocking shots.

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the New Orleans Hornets with the 1st overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.

COLLEGE (University of Kentucky 2011-12): Left Kentucky for the NBA after leading Wildcats to a national championship in his freshman season…won six of the seven major National Player of the Year awards, getting the nod from the AP, USBWA and Basketball Times, and capturing the Wooden, Adolph Rupp and Naismith awards…named Final Four Most Outstanding Player as UK won a national title…led the nation in blocks (4.65 bpg), while leading the team in scoring (14.2 ppg), rebounding (10.4 rpg) and field goal percentage

PERSONAL: Proud Member of the 2012 U.S. Men’s Olympic basketball team that captured the gold medal at the 2012 London Summer Olympics…averaged 3.7 points and 2.7 rebounds in 7.6 minutes per game while shooting 64.7% from the floor for Team USA at the London Olympics…

Davis was a terrific player before to join the NBA. The hype was not a lie !! Davis produced impressive numbers !!

Averaged 32 points, 22 rebounds, and seven blocked shots as a senior at Perspectives Charter High School in Chicago…named Co-MVP of the Jordan Brand Classic All-American Game with 29 points, 11 rebounds, and four blocks…registered 14 points, six rebounds and four blocks in the McDonald’s All-American Game…posted 16 points with 10 rebounds for the USA team in the Nike Hoops Summit


2. Anthony Davis : 1st overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.

Davis needs more games and more minutes to display his basketball skills.Two question emerge to talk about him.

Is he a good player ? He is able to play 30-35 minutes like the favourite Lillard ?

Firstly, you don’t want to cruise the ranking, especially considering his early season injuries. Then, Hornets are struggling and are not exactly the same team without Chris Paul an MVP contender. Indeed Hornets are not really a threatening team to make the post season this season. The first pick is asking for more minutes. If you push Davis with 30-35 minutes per game he is averaging 16 ppg and 10 repg with 2 blocks. And he posted 7 of his 8 double doubles in that split. whereas he played less than 30 minutes he’s 11.11 ppg and only 5.6 rebs per game.

Currently he’s averaging 28.3 mpg for 13.1 ppg 7.6 rebspg and 1.8 blocks per game in 36 games.

Take a break ! The Next dude is a monster boy of 19 years old.

We have unfortunately lost Celtic rookie Sullinger for the season to back issues. So hopefully Drummond’s recent injury is solved.


3. Pistons rookie Andre Drummond : 9 th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. A good choice.

Drummond played only 5 fives minutes on Wednesday , for a rare virgin box score ,when 0 boards , for only the second time this season.

He says the injury isn’t related to an injury from the summer, so hopefully this is something that won’t linger, because the Pistons’ rookie has been impressive lately. In his last prolific game the big boy missed his 9 double doubles for one rebound.

From Elias: Pistons rookie Andre Drummond had 12 rebounds and three blocked shots while playing 19:31 in Detroit’s win over Cleveland on Monday. Since the NBA began tracking blocked shots in 1973, only three other rookies have had a game of at least 12 rebounds and three blocked shots while playing fewer than 20 minutes: Robert Parish in 1976, Ralph Sampson in 1983 and Brian Williams (later known as Bison Dele) in 1992.

Drummond’s 18/18 Game Is The First By A Detroit Rookie Since 1978

From Elias: Rookie Andre Drummond registered 18 points and 18 rebounds for the Pistons in their loss to the Bucks. Drummond is the first Pistons rookie with that many points and rebounds in one game since Terry Tyler recorded 24 points and 18 rebounds on Oct. 17, 1978 against the New Orleans Jazz.

Games played : 50

Points per game : 7.3

Rebounds per game : 7.5

Eff : 13.40


4. A man who likes being in the intense cold of Minnesota with Wolves. It’s for a while the good surprise to break the famous afro american hegemony in the production of the next faces of the NBA.

The Russian guy is learning how to be tough in the NBA full of wild and voracious players.

Shved was undrafted , but as a free agent from Euroleague, he brings a lot into the NBA with his basketball IQ.

In my sorting, I choose to award an European dude because he’s producing a good basketball execution. He takes care of the ball and shares the ball at ease. And I love his shoots.

In the five games since coming back from a sprained ankle, Alexey Shved has averaged 11.4 points and 4.4 assists, scoring in double-digits in three of the five. He has, however, struggled a little bit from the field, shooting just 38 percent from the field and 26% from 3-point range.

So far, this season he’s 0.313% from deep with 61 3 pointers connected.

Minnesota is 2-0 when A.Shved posted a double-double assists / points.

Game played : 41

Points per game : 10.8

Apg : 4.6

Rpg : 2.6

Eff : 10.02

See why the Timberwolves’ Alexey Shved was nominated for the Kia Rookie of the month award in January.

In January 10 30.6 0.324 0.238 0.758 0.5 1.5 2.0 4.4 0.9 0.7 10.5
In February 4 24.2 0.348 0.333 0.625 1.0 2.5 3.5 4.8 0.2 0.5 11.2
In November 15 24.3 0.389 0.313 0.868 0.7 1.9 2.6 3.7 0.6 0.5 10.4
In December 12 32.1 0.420 0.355 0.556 0.6 2.2 2.8 5.8 1.1 0.2 11.4
41 28.1 0.376 0.313 0.736 0.6 2.0 2.6 4.6 0.8 0.4 10,8

See why Lillard is the leader of the rookie ladder.

1 * Damian Lillard , POR 49 38.6 18.4
2 * Anthony Davis , NOH 36 28.4 13.0
3 * Alexey Shved , MIN 41 28.1 10.8
4 * Andre Drummond , DET 50 19.7 7.3

Now it’s time to vote and share if you have a couple of minutes ! Thank you !

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