Don't get me wrong, J is coming along exactly like I thought he would. This includes his high turnovers, low FG%, teammate UNfamiliarity. But somehow i'm really impressed by what he is TRYING to do, rather than what he's put up statistically. For this reason, I don't see him beating Jamal Tinsley's stats from last season. There are so much things we'll get from Jay that won't show up in the box score this year, excpet for perhaps the W column.
I think the competition this year is the toughest I've seen in a while. Something about Tskitishvili and Hilario scares the :upset: out of me, and like BCH saide players like Caron Butler and Dejuan Wagner will have the opportunity to play from the get-go.
I don't think Jay can get ROY with Jamal on this team. Or Jalen Rose for that matter. Or Cartwright for that matter, who'd prefer he get double-didjits in dimes than points.
Is Gooden playing SF lately? With the talent loaded at the Grizz PF position, he hasn't seemed to have trouble scoring 20+ points an grabbing 15+ boards. Scary.
Butler I'm really not too big on. He seemed to be everyone's favorite, but I see him as sort of thug. I see him being traded to the Blazers in a couple of years. We'll see. I honestly didn't think J Richardson would be that good last year.
Don't forget about Yao Ming - I'm a believer in this guy.
What #'s would you expect for a ROY point guard? Can Jay earn those #'s. I'm iffy, real iffy.
Seriuously, I do see Wagner winning the ROY award. He will have as many minutes and touches as he deserves. People usually look at the statistics and Wagner will have a lot of those.
(( If the Bulls somehow deal Crawford away then i will go with Williams as my top candidate. ))
And for the Runner-up, i wouldn't be surprised if the name was Yao Ming. Houston's coach seems to like playing Ming immediately instead of waiting. And I dont' blame him. How can u play Cato when u have a guy 7-6 with skills sitting on the bench?