Monday, March 15, 2010

20-5-5 plus Rookie of the Year plus NBA Power Rankings 2009-2010 Week 20

With only 15 games left in the Kings season, I am convinced that the team has set its sights on two goals.

First, they want Tyreke Evans to finish the season averaging at least 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. As of today, Evans is averaging 20.3 points, 5.6 assists and 5.1 rebounds per game. A week ago, Evans was averaging less than 5.0 rebounds per game. In the last three games, he has gotten 10, 10 and 9 rebounds to pull his average over 5. I don't think that this is a coincidence!

Second, The Kings want Evans to be Rookie of the Year. As a result, I expect the Kings to be less focused on winning games as they are on making sure that Evans is showcased and that he piles up statistics!

The Kings climbed from 24th to 22th in Marc Stein's weekly power rankings of the 30 NBA teams, ahead of the Pistons, Clippers, Warriors, Wizards, 76ers, Pacers, Timberwolves and the Nets.

NBA Basketball Power Rankings
Tyreke is still averaging 20, 5 and 5, something only Oscar Robertson, Michael Jordan and LeBron James did as rooks. Which is why Tyreke is still the ROY favorite ahead of his fast-charging Golden State neighbor.

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