Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Updates Part III

Randy Foye was chosen as the Western Conference rookie of the month for December.
Foye, the seventh overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft, led the Western Conference rookies in scoring (9.6 ppg), assists (2.3 apg) and free throw accuracy (90.9 percent) in December, while hitting 47.6 percent from the field. He reached double figures in scoring for every game in the month, including the Dec. 29 win over Seattle, where he collected 12 points, a season high seven rebounds and five assists. Foye ranks third among Western Conference rookies in scoring (8.0 ppg), third in steals (.79 stpg) and fifth in assists (1.7 apg).

Foye and Craig Smith came in at #6 and #7 in NBA.com's overall rookie rankings.

From Mike Kahn/Fox Sports:
Now that the first coach has taken a hit, invariably it opens the door for another organization to make a move. Rumblings have quieted in both Toronto with Sam Mitchell and Dwane Casey in Minnesota despite early contentions to the contrary. The real problems are manifesting in Atlanta...

From Dave D'Alessandro/Sporting News:
Start up the cranky chorus again: There are persistent rumors that Timberwolves coach Dwane Casey and Hawks coach Mike Woodson might not make it to the All-Star break.