NBA Rookies Sizzlin': Tyreke Evans, Brandon Jennings and Jonny Flynn
How about those NBA Rookies.
Who said Brandon Jennings made the wrong choice by skipping college and playing professionaly overseas?
Tyreke Evans, Jonny Flynn and Brandon Jennings were all NBA lottery picks in June and they haven't disappointed their teams just yet.
Tyreke Evans was drafted after one year of hooping it up at Memphis and leading the squad to the NCAA Tournament.. The Sacramento Kings selected Evans in hopes of restoring the franchise to Western Conference supremacy.
Jennings committed to USC before rethinking his options and choosing Arizona. However, it didn't educationally work for Jennings so he jumped ship and chose to play professionaly in Italy. Milwaukee took a chance on Jennings to sure up their backcourt.
Alright enough of the past!
These rookies have been on fire lately, due largely in part to their team's reliability on them.
Flynn opened his season debut with 18 points in a matchup with Devin Harris and the Nets. Harris only scored 14 points while his team lost 95-93. Flynn only had two assists but came up with two steals at the end.
Flynn has been hot ever since. Jonny has scored in double figures every game already. He even scored 20 points against Golden State's Stephen Curry and Milwaukee's Brandon Jennings. Who needs Ricky Rubio? Well Minnesota actually could use the Spaniard because the T-Wolves have lost eight consecutive including a 41 point slamming at the hands of the Warriors. Flynn leads the trio with a .485 FG%.
Tyreke Evans opened up with 10 points in a loss to Oklahoma City. However, Tyreke outscored ellow rookie James Harden, who dropped in five. Evans has been streaky of late, scoring over 20 points four times this season. His numbers are exploding in place of the injured Kevin Martin who is the King's number one threat.
Evans has led the Kings to winning four out of their last five while averaging 18.6 ppg in those contests. In one of those, he dropped 32 points on Deron Williams and Utah. As the season progresses, look for Evans to become more aggressive as he gets his opportunities.
Brandon Jennings, the most impressive thus far, almost hit the 76ers for a triple-double in his debut. Jennings had 17 points, nine assists and nine rebounds in that game.
Jennings lit Derrick Rose up for 25 points in Chicago, and led all scorers in the game. Jennings has scored 20 or more points in five games this year. The most impressive performance came at home against Chauncey Billups and the Nuggets. Jennings poured in 32 points and nine assists in a 108-102 victory. He's also shooting 45% from the three-point line.
Jennings is maturing and proving he made all the right choices.
These fabulous rookies have some competition as Ty Lawson 11.0 ppg is playing extremely well also.
Sizzle on rookies...sizzle on.
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