↑ Roy Hibbert, C – Indiana Pacers
Mr. Hibbert is putting together quite the season thus far. He’s almost averaging a double-double on the season (16.1 PPG and 9.6 REB) along with three assists per game.
Hibbert has put up double-digit points in all but three games. He is proving to be a capable NBA big man with a solid all-around game and a nice shooting touch—48 percent FG/80 percent FT. Hibbert looks to keep the momentum up with solid statistical improvements across the board for the third straight year.
Mr. Rose has simply been lights out throughout the first month of the season. He has picked up the scoring slack while the Bulls eagerly await the debut of their high-priced free agent addition, Carlos Boozer.
Rose is second in the league in scoring, 26.6 PPG, trailing only wunderkind Kevin Durant. Rose is also averaging almost five rebounds a game and 8.2 assists a game.
He’s done everything to prove that he’s risen to elite status not only amongst NBA point guards, but all players. When Boozer returns to the lineup, he should open up the court even more for Rose by attracting attention in the low-post.
Gentlemen, Mr. Love has arrived. While he’s still only 22-years-old, Love is displaying the front-court prowess of a seasoned veteran and has given T-Wolves fans hope of a brighter future.
Love is averaging 19.0 PPG and a league-leading 14.9 rebounds a game. He’s posted eight games of 15-plus rebounds including back-to-back games of 22 rebounds.
But let’s not forget, Love has skills on offense as well.
He’s scored double-digits in all but two games this season and has scored 20-plus points in 10 of his team’s 17 games thus far on the season. For the lowly T-wolves franchise, things can only get better with Love and Darko anchoring the front line.
↓ Tyreke Evans, PG - Sacramento Kings
It appears that the myriad of injuries (plantar fasciitis, ankle sprains, mysterious other illness) is taking its toll on the 2009 Rookie of the Year.....