Beal Not Focused On Winning R.O.Y
While Beal will have the opportunity to be one of the most productive rookies in the 2012 class, the odds on favorite to win the Rookie of the Year award is Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Hornets. Many believe he’ll run away with the award and while it’s something that Beal would love to win, he’s not prioritizing it over team success.
“It does not factor in to me at all,” Beal said. “Is it a goal, it’s possible. If it happens it happens but it’s not what I’m really shooting for. I’m trying to focus in on what the team needs to do and trying to making a great run in the playoffs. That’s our main goal and hopefully we can be able to succeed at that. If that comes along down the lines I’ll be happy, grateful, and blessed to be named that tremendous award, but it’s not what I’m really focused on right now.”