Washington’s Quincy Pondexter was the runner-up and could just as easily have won the award.
Whether you believe the selection committee got it right with Randle, or should have instead gone with Pondexter, there is always the concrete evidence to support each side.
And that’s what we’re bringing you today.
The following is a statistical comparison between Pondexter and Randle. Pondexter’s figures will be on the left, Randle’s on the right. Each individual played in all 30 of his team’s regular season games this year. Categories where Randle had better figures are marked with an asterisk(*).
Points per game: 20.2 (Pondexter)/18.7 (Randle)