Jalen Rose, Trea Young take to Twitter to campaign for a change in how the NBA scoring, assist, and rebound titles are calculated
Jalen Rose took to Twitter on Friday night to make a case about NBA awards and how they should be based on totals instead of averages.
Deep State Propaganda: Jalen Rose on NBA League Awards
Funny, because that same exact night, Joel Embiid wrapped up the NBA Scoring Title without even playing against the Atlanta Hawks.
The only other player in the NBA that had a chance to catch Embiid was Luka Doncic, but he only played 13 minutes and scored 13 points on Friday night, officially crowning Embiid the NBA Scoring champion for the second consecutive season. Embiid’s career high 33.1 points per game led the entire NBA in scoring this season. Doncic finished second, averaging 32.4 points per game.
Given the fact that Jalen Rose is an NBA Deep State pawn, it should come as no surprise that this is the argument he is bringing to the table after Embiid officially wrapped up the NBA Scoring Title while James Harden leads the league in assists per game.
Still, it’s actually not that crazy of an argument to make.
Looking at the NFL, the rushing champion is awarded based on the player with the most rushing yards, not yards per game.
The discussion didn’t end there. Trae Young, who just got locked up by Jaden Springer and the G League Sixers, a night after Springer and the boys won the G League Championship, took to Twitter in support of Jalen Rose’s argument.
In a now deleted tweet, Trea Young agreed with Rose after the Hawks loss.
NBA leaders in assists this season
- Trae Young 741
- Nikola Jokic 668
- James Harden 618
- Tyrese Haliburton 585
Like I said, there is an argument to be made that Young, given the fact he had almost 100 more assists than Jokic in second place, should win the assist award this season. However, that’s just not how things work in the NBA. They never have worked like that and all things considered, probably never will, so the entire argument is pretty stupid.
Just because you didn’t win the award doesn’t mean you can now start campaigning for the criteria on how to win to be changed.
Trea Young can put up 20 points and 20 assists as many times as he wants during the regular season but that doesn’t mean he’s going to win the assist award. Maybe worry about actually being a good basketball team instead? I don’t know.
NBA ASSISTS PER GAME
|James Harden PHI||10.7|
|Trae Young ATL||10.2|
|Nikola Jokic DEN||9.8|
|Chris Paul PHX||8.9|
|Ja Morant MEM||8.1|
James Harden is the NBA Assists Champion
The 33-year-old Harden played 58 games this season, which is the minimum number required to qualify for the assists title. First-time All-Star Tyrese Haliburton will fall two short of the 58-game mark, so Trae Young (10.2 assists per game) will finish No. 2 and Nikola Jokic (9.8) will be No. 3. – via NBC Sports Philly
This year’s assists title will be the second of Harden’s career. He’s dished out 4.2 of those 10.7 per game to Embiid.
The Sixers will close out the regular season tonight in Brooklyn agains the Nets, a team they’ll face in the first round of the playoffs next week.