Is Curry's Stock Rising for ROY Honors?

Is Curry's Stock Rising for ROY Honors?
February 28, 2010, 9:09 pm
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Feb. 28, 2010

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Update at 3:30pm: TheWarriors are expected to sign 6-foot-6 forward Reggie Williams from theD-League, the team said this afternoon....Williams, averaging 26.4 points andshooting 57.6 percent from the field, should be signed on Tuesday.Williams, who plays for the Sioux Fall Skyforce, did not play against the Iowa Energy on Sunday...

Brandan Wright said the other day that he plans on playing in the Las Vegas Summer League in July.

Thats pretty unusual for someone who has been in the NBA as long as Wright, but then again hes been an unusual case. This is his third season although he will play zero games because of shoulder surgery and he remains an unknown commodity.

Wright has become the forgotten Warrior. Hes been banged up for a good chunk of his career and hes been glued to the bench other times.

When hes played, hes shown an ability to run the floor, score some without needing to have the ball, and even rebound a little. He shoots a high percentage and often plays with energy.

But facts are facts hes played soft and been injury prone.

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Yes, Ronny Turiaf played well against Detroit in Saturdays 95-88 win, but you cant tell me Andris Biedrins wasnt effective in his 16 minutes.

Biedrins might not have been as animated as Turiaf, but he did have seven rebounds, three assists and bucket before straining his groin in the third quarter.

The Warriors said theyll know more about that Monday.

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My man Bruce Jenkins at the Chronicle -- always a tremendous NBA read wrote Sunday that he thinks Stephen Curry takes home the hardware, when it comes to the Rookie of the Year.

My first thought was: I dont know.

Heres why When I was at All-Star Game in Dallas, I talked about Curry a lot with other writers, and specifically about Curry and Tyreke Evans. At the time, there was no sentiment for Curry even really being in the discussion.

It was more about whether or not Curry had surpassed Milwaukees Brandon Jennings for runner-up. Curry has certainly been playing very well, but its only been two weeks since All-Star weekend.

And the media makes the selection. Im not saying Curry cant win the Rookie of the Year, Im saying if he does, he will have made a big-time comeback.

--Matt Steinmetz

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