Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 10/25/12
There is no question that Anthony Davis is the favorite to be the 2012-13 Rookie of the Year. Sports Illustrated goes on to talk about the other possible candidates for No. 1 Rook. Here is a summary: The Consensus Challenger Damian Lillard — Portland Trail Blazers — Las Vegas Odds: 5/1 6-foot-3, 195 pounds; age 22 Las Vegas Summer League Stats: 26.5 points, 5.3 assists, 4.0 rebounds in 32.8 minutes per game in four games Preseason Stats: 17.0 points, 6.0 assists, 2.8 rebounds, 3.6 turnovers in 30.2 minutes per game in five games Lillard is well positioned to push Davis hard for this honor for three reasons. First, he’s already been named Portland’s starting point guard and will be asked to play a ton of minutes. Second, he can shoot the rock, knocking down 40 percent of his preseason threes while shooting 50 percent overall. Third, he’ll be put in enough pick-and-roll situations with shooters surrounding him that he’s virtually assured of posting a solid assist total. In terms ...
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