May 09, 2006

Paul wins NBA rookie of the year: here's the good news.

posted by chalmetteowl to basketball at 03:56 PM - 11 comments

What, I really can't buy this one. There were so many more deserving candidates! ...this is really out of the blue.

posted by everett at 04:11 PM on May 09, 2006

What is with this New Orleans stuff! I don't want to open it because I've always been taught to not give out personal information on the internet...

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:44 PM on May 09, 2006

As a Wake Forest fan I have mixed emotions. Happy to see Paul do well, but damn, I wish he was rookie of the year NEXT year. Or year after even.

posted by gradioc at 05:58 PM on May 09, 2006

Who came in second for this award? It couldn't have been close. More importantly, as much love as I have for Byron Scott as a former Laker, why does it seem like his teams have consistently faded at the end of the season the last few years? That said, this team would have easily finished in the money in the Eastern Conference. The future looks bright for the Hornets with Paul, David West, and J.R. Smith.

posted by ninjavshippo at 06:08 PM on May 09, 2006

The first blog: Where did this come from? by Everett What planet have you been living on for the past 6 months, seriously

posted by sgtcookzane at 06:32 PM on May 09, 2006

Well I'm pretty sure he took a trip to Planet Sarcasm.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:34 PM on May 09, 2006

I'm pretty sure Toronto's Charlie Villanueva came second

posted by sgtcookzane at 06:37 PM on May 09, 2006

Yeah- Paul REALLY dominated... he was by far the most prominent rookie. Anybody know where Channing Frye ended up? He was about th eonly bright spot the Knicks had this season.

posted by redsoxrgay at 07:32 PM on May 09, 2006

Why does the NBA insist on leaking these things days before the announcement? That's so weird. And I've enver been a fan of presenting these things while the playoffs are still on - I wish they would wait until the end of the season. And the order is all fucked up, too - MVP - then rookie of the year? I just think it's really dumb.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 08:51 AM on May 10, 2006

Deron Williams got a first place vote? I didn't realize his mom was one of the voters. Unbelievable. Here are their respective stat lines: Paul -- 16.1 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 7.8 apg, 2.2 spg Williams -- 10.8 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 4.5 apg, 0.8 spg Whoever voted for Williams for first place should have his/her voting rights revoked.

posted by holden at 01:17 PM on May 10, 2006

sho nuff holden. sho nuff.

posted by ninjavshippo at 01:33 PM on May 10, 2006

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