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Discussion in 'Men’s Basketball' started by Aragorn, Apr 16, 2008.
42 points on 18-25 shooting, 13 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 blocks, and 1 steal tonight.
His first double-double of the season.
A mere preview of things to come!!!
ROY. How many rookies have ever put up 42 points in a single game? Someone get on this.
I'm reasonably sure Wilt came out of the womb as a seasoned NBA veteran.
charlie villeuneva of all people managed to get like 48 I believe
Magic Johnson had 42 in game 7 of the NBA Finals as a rookie, playing center in place of the injured Kareem. Wow.
Regardless, that's some damn good company. Well, other than Villanueva.
Luis Scola should be ROY. He has had a huge impact as a rookie on a 55 win Rockets team missing Yao and T-Mac for huge stretches of the season.
Wrong. First, Scola is no "rookie". He is 8 years older than Durant. He was drafted in 2002. And his stats are worse.
Louis Scola - 10.3 ppg, 6.4 rpg
Jeff Green - 10.5 ppg, 4.7 rpg
Kevin Durant - 20.3 ppg, 4.4 rpg
Jeff Green has come along as of late. He finished the season strong.
If the Sonics can snag a top notch PG in the draft, their future looks great.
What is ROY?
Is it the rookie with the best year? Then, in order, it's Durant, Horford, Scola.
Is it the rookie who ends the season showing he is most likely to have a great career? Durant, Horford
Is it most valuable rookie to a contender? Scola, I guess. However, that's never been the criteria before. Also, it'll look pretty stupid giving it to Scola if the Rocets lose in the 1st round.
It's retarded to say that how good your team is should be a major factor in ROY. The better players get drafted by terrible teams. That's just how it works. If this was the major criteria, it would go to some mid-rounder every year.
Scola has been great, but Durant has been better.
Numbers per 36 minutes at age 19. Anthony, Durant, and James were rookies. It was Bryant's second year.
[pre]Player Season Age Tm Lg G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT%
Anthony 2003-04 19 DEN NBA 82 82 2995 7.5 17.6 .426 0.8 2.6 .322 4.9 6.3 .777
Bryant 1997-98 19 LAL NBA 79 1 2056 6.8 16.0 .428 1.3 3.9 .341 6.4 8.0 .794
Durant 2007-08 19 SEA NBA 80 80 2768 7.6 17.8 .430 0.8 2.7 .288 5.1 5.8 .873
James 2003-04 19 CLE NBA 79 79 3122 7.2 17.2 .417 0.7 2.5 .290 4.0 5.3 .754
Player Season ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
Anthony 2003-04 2.2 3.8 6.0 2.7 1.2 0.5 3.0 2.7 20.7
Bryant 1997-98 1.4 2.9 4.2 3.5 1.3 0.7 2.7 3.2 21.4
Durant 2007-08 0.9 3.6 4.5 2.5 1.0 1.0 3.0 1.6 21.1
James 2003-04 1.1 3.8 5.0 5.4 1.5 0.7 3.1 1.7 19.1[/pre]
^^^^^^^ great work. I am amazed by those numbers.
Durant is going to be nasty next season.
Durant is already better than TMac.
How much worse would Seattle be w/o Durant?
Had no idea Kobe was that efficient his rookie year.
As noted, that was Kobe's second year. The comparison is seasons at age 19.
That was Kobe's (age 19) 2nd year.
Isn't Scola kind of like Toni Kukoc as a rookie? I mean, Kukoc was more polished than Garnett as a rookie, but does anybody really think that Kukoc was ever more valuable?
Look, there are 30 other guys in the league that do what Scola does. Maurice Evans can do what Scola does. Horford does what Scola does, and he's 6 years younger. I understand that the Rockets need Scola, but if they didn't have him, they could trade for a guy like him.
You can't trade for a guy like Durant. As Huck's stats show, he's in very rare company.
Seattle should get a top pick this year too right? Or did they trade it away?
Durant is going to have a great career.