Heated race for Rookie of Year honors

PER Diem: Dec. 16, 2009

Updated: December 16, 2009, 3:03 PM ET
By John Hollinger |
Tyreke EvansRocky Widner/NBAE/Getty ImagesSome scintillating shooting from Tyreke Evans has helped close the gap on Brandon Jennings for ROY.

It's an unusual Rookie of the Year race, to say the least. We're barely a quarter of the way into the season, yet it's already narrowed into just a two-horse race between point guards Tyreke Evans of Sacramento and Brandon Jennings of Milwaukee.