Friday, February 14, 2014
NBA Rookie of the Year Race
Victor Oladipo has had a very nice start to his own NBA career. The highlight has been a triple-double during a 2OT loss to MCW's own 76ers. Victor has started just 16 games for Orlando but is still 3rd on the team in minutes, see 30 per game. He is scoring 13 points per night while adding 4.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists. He should see increased numbers across the board, once the Magic find a deal for Jameer Nelson and/or Arron Afflalo. Orlando is currently 10-24, 14th in the East, and just 3-7 over their last 10 games.
The Utah Jazz traded for Trey Burke, after the Minnesota Timberwolves took him with the 9th pick in the draft. Burke did not get into a game until November 20th and in those 25 games the Jazz are 11-14. Utah was 1-11 without him. Could a winning record win him a rookie of the year award without the stats? Burke is putting up very similar numbers to Oladipo with 13.2 points, 5.2 assists and 3.4 rebounds per contest. Utah is currently in last place in the West a 12-25 record. They are 6-4 in their 10 games.