The Top NBA Rookies

By Aaron Harden

The NBA rookies who began this season have been quite outstanding in their performance. Usually, lots of seasons come and go before a rookie becomes really good and they appear jittery at first as well as need to do a lot of learning with regard to the league.

However, some pretty spectacular rookies are playing this season and they have already proved that they possess the qualities that veteran players have. That will go a long way in guaranteeing that they will have a super long basketball career.

Let's take a look at a few of the top NBA candidates for rookie of the year this season. Here are a few of the most likely possibilities.

If you asked anyone a month or two ago, Brandon Jennings might have been the consensus answer. He came out with a bang this year, highlighting his impact with an incredible 55 point performance in November.

Unfortunately, Jennings has shot around the 30% mark during the course of the last month so he's fallen out of contention for the moment.

At this juncture, Tyreke Evans, the guard on the Sacramento Kings who changed the worst team in the NBA last year into a great team this year, is being called the #1 choice. His astounding averages of more than 20 points, 5 assists and 5 rebounds do indeed show that he will be quite a star in the NBA.

Omri Casspi, one of his teammates, who came from Israel, is also in the running with a great chance. He has looked really fabulous with his ability to shoot just about 50% on field shots, and the way he plays defense and makes so many three pointers is quite impressive.

Now Stephen Curry, a point guard for Golden State, has been playing the game quite well thus far in that position. Regarding the franchise's future, this is a good thing, but if he is going to be considered, he needs to really up his performance in the second halves of the games.

Lastly, there's one more point guard in the mix, and this is Johnny Flynn in Minnesota. The point guard from Syracuse looks nothing like a rookie this year, and he looks destined to have a great career. - 31494

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