Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Working Towards Greatness

So far its too early to tell who out of the 2009 NBA draft will reach greatness but seen as thought people thought this would be one of the weakest classes ever (i didn't, see my site ) this class has surprised and as the season has gone on people have realised just how good some of these players are, guys like Stephen Curry, Tyreke Evans, Brandon Jennings, Dejuan Blair (a shock 2nd round pick) and all this without the number 1 pick Blake Griffen even playing a game, and he was expected to be the best player and clear number one out of all of his peers.
But now at the half way point of the season it is Tyreke Evans who is dominating this draft class and is probably the greatest last years draft will produce, he's on route to join elite company as one of the only rookies ever to have a 20 - 5 - 5 season, company such as Lebron James, Jordan etc. so far Tyreke Evans is the clear pick for Rookie of the year.
Stephen Curry is another player who has been playing great this season, he's had great numbers so far especially considering he has been playing along side guys like Monta Ellis and for the start of the season Captain Jack, he's an amazing 3-point shooter like he showed us in college at Davidson and he is defiantly living up to dads expectations.
Another player looking for greatness and looking to prove those who let him slip so low in the draft is Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings a guy who scored 55 points in just his 7th NBA game, yes his production has been down since but he is still scoring in bunches and is leading all rookies in assists.
Jonny Flynn is actually pretty used to greatness mainly from his days at the orange of Syracuse but now in the NBA hes been a solid starting point guard for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Hes scoring well especially considering hes been playing alongside scorers such as Al Jefferson and Kevin Love, and he is playing well as a starter ahead of Ramon Sessions a player who broke out last season in Milwaukee.
The last player I'm going to mention is actually one of my favorites, Dejuan Blair in the rookie challenge over the weekend he truly deserves M.V.P as he grabbed 23 rebounds and scored 22 points, but its not like hes not used to such large numbers such as his regular season game where he was the first rookie since Timmmy D to grab 20 - 20 in one game when he grabbed 21 and scored 28 in a game VS Oklahoma City on the 13th of Jan this year this hopefully will be just a look at things to come in the future.
This class has many many excellent players, if they turn great? well only time will tell, but I will enjoy watching this group of young men grow and continue to work towards that ever elusive goal.

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