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Rookie of the Year Award Not on Davis’ Mind
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On December 6, 2012 @ 7:43 pm In All,Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
Entering this season, top overall pick Anthony Davis was considered the frontrunner to win the Rookie of the Year award and expected to turn around the New Orleans Hornets. However, Davis has been sidelined for all but six games with a stress reaction in his sprained left ankle. On Friday, he’ll miss his tenth consecutive game, but it’s looking like he’ll return to the court pretty soon.
While Davis has only played in six games, he has been exceptional every time he has taken the court. Davis currently has the fourth-highest Player Efficiency Rating in the NBA at 26.36, which trails only LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Tim Duncan. While Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard has emerged as the early frontrunner to win Rookie of the Year, his PER is just 18.49.
Davis insists he isn’t paying attention to this year’s Rookie of the Year race.
“Not really, I’m just out here trying to have fun,” Davis said when asked if he’s paying attention to the R.O.Y. race. “Damian Lillard is a great player and there are other rookies out there who great players as well, but I’m just out here having fun. If I win, I win. If I don’t, I don’t. I’m just out here having fun and I’m just happy to be in the league. Most guys don’t get that opportunity and God blessed me with it so I’m just out here trying to have fun and enjoy it.”
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