ESPN experts have no idea what they are talking about. Yahoo experts have no idea how to write. Fans elsewhere are just haters. Well, it is time for us to put up or shut up.
Silver Screen and Roll is chock full of fans who know their basketball, from the very top to even the most random and infrequent visitor. Let's put all that basketball knowledge, along with bluexfalcon's input, into determining who WE think should win the Big 6 awards. First up, Rookie of the Year.
(Each award will be up for about a half-week of voting and commenting. After the voting is in, the winner will be announced and we will move onto the next award.)The Candidates (in alphabetical order)
Kenneth Faried, Denver (46 GP, 10.2 PPG, 0.8 APG, 7.7 RPG, .586 FG%)
Kyrie Irving, Cleveland (51 GP, 18.5 PPG, 5.4 APG, 3.7 RPG, .399 3P%)
Ricky Rubio, Minnesota (41 GP, 10.6 PPG, 8.2 APG, 4.2 RPG, .340 3P%)
Iman Shumpert, New York (59 GP, 9.5 PPG, 2.8 APG, 3.2 RPG, .401 FG%)
If you believe another player should win, vote "Other" in the poll and either write-in the player's name in a comment, or, if someone has already written-in that player's name in a comment, rec that comment. The number of recs (+1) will substitute for a poll option.
Who is the 2011-2012 Rookie of the Year?
Kenneth Faried, Denver (1 vote)
Kyrie Irving, Cleveland (49 votes)
Ricky Rubio, Minnesota (11 votes)
Iman Shumpert, New York (2 votes)
Other (indicate by comment, or rec if already mentioned) (3 votes)
66 total votes