Dell Curry Not Allowed to Vote in RoY Ballot
The NBA has taken away Charlotte Bobcats broadcaster Dell Curry’s rookie of the year vote because his son is among the leading candidates for the award.
Curry’s son, Stephen Curry, is averaging 17.2 points and 5.9 assists per game for Golden State. He and Kings guard Tyreke Evans, who is averaging 20.3 points and 5.8 assists, are considered the front-runners to be top rookie.
"Oh, he’s voting for Tyreke," Stephen Curry joked after his team’s 103-94 loss to the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night. "That’s good for me then. … Just to be in that conversation is great for me."
NBA spokesman Tim Frank says Dell Curry will be allowed to vote for all the other postseason awards, but the league did not want to put him in an awkward position with the rookie award.