Nov 6, 2009

Tonights rookie battle

LEBRON IS COMING TO NY..... But its not the best game in the NBA.

In the obscure world of the NBA their is an opportunity for fans to see two of the youngest, most promising, rookies since LeBron James came into the league.  They face of tonight when the Minnesota Timberwolves take on the Milwaukee Bucks.

For the Bucks their is Brandon Jennings. Jennings dropped to number 10 in the 2009 draft due to suspected character issues and the fact that he bypassed college to play a year in Italy. He had a poor inaguarl season in Italy and didny play much but he claims that humbled him and made him grow up as a player, and boy has he.

Jennings has been playing with a bit of a chip on his shoulder and is already getting consideration for this years rookie of the year. Hes leading all rookies in scoring and almost scored a triple-double in the first game in the league. Hes a diaper dandy in the association.Not to mention he is bringing back the Cheetos locks that we all miss from the early 90's NWA much videos.

On the other side of the ball is Jonny Flynn, the former Syracuse point guard who was taken 8th by the Timberwolve's. Flynn has showed a lot of potential this season and looks as if he is going to become a solid contributor for a ever present rebuilding Timberwolve's team. Their was a lot of preseason hype on Flynn due to the fact that the T-Wolves also took Ricky Rubio in the first round (Rubio opted out to stay in Spain).

Jennings is averaging 22 pts and just over 5 assists so far this year and is shooting over .60 from the floor. For the wolves Flynn is averaging over 26 minutes and is shooting over 90% from three, the only thing hurting his production is the disastrous situation he is dealing with in Minnesota.

So on a night where LeBron makes he most recent to New York 7 months before his eventual trade there are other quality games to see in the NBA and worth your time.

Key Games Tonight:

7pm- Detroit @ Orlando. - With Dwight Howard dealing with his hot temper and an emerging young magic lineup this game could be a preview of the first round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs. The Pistons are still without Rip and Prince may still sit out with an injury.

Prediction- Magic (Jameer Nelson averages 20pts and 10 asst)

8pm- Milwaukee @ Minnesota - See above 

Prediction- Bucks (Brandon Jennings in an animal 25pts. 10 red. and 2 highlight reel dunks)

8pm- Cavs @ Knicks. - ESPN (Give him the key to the arena cause LeBron is coming home, expect Spike Lee to wear a Dodgers jersey and look like hes got a load in his pants after LeBron drops 60).

Prediction- LeBron covers the spread himself. Starbury sits in the front row and acts like an idiot.

8:30- OKC @ Houston. - The Yao and T-Mac less Rockets take on the best young team in the league. Expect an exhibition from Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook but for some reason i don't think they get it done, yeah the almost best the Lakers but their is something about the Rockets that I like this year.

Prediction- Rockets by 3. If Durant has more the 25 at half I recall this bet.

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