In a recent article ESPN chose Blake Griffin unexpected! as the nearly unanimous choice as the rookie most likely to win the Rookie Of the Year award. Griffin ended up with 43 of the 53 votes cast with predictions of the winner. Our own J-Flynn was tied for second ZOMG NATIONAL RCOGNITION FOR THE WOLVES!?!?!? along with James Harden of the OKC Thunder with 3 votes. ESPN had this to say about Flynn:
Flynn is generally considered the most NBA-ready rookie east of Blake Griffin, and he’d better be — he’ll be starting from day one for the Timberwolves. Unless, of course, the Wolves actually do coax Ricky Rubio to join them, in which case the PG controversy born on draft night will be revived.
This is something that hasn’t been seen in years for Wolves fans, and that is positive recognition not only for a draft pick, but for any Wolves player in general. So congrats to Mr. Flynn on all he has accomplished without even touching the court in a Wolves uniform. Hopefully these high expectations lead to great results.
Others receiving votes:
Stephen Curry: 2
Hasheem Thabeet: 1
Tyreke Evans: 1