Warriors G Curry gets vote from dad's replacement

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dell Curry may not have been able to vote for his son as the NBA's rookie of the year, but his replacement did.

Curry, the Charlotte Bobcats TV analyst, had his vote revoked by the NBA because his son, Stephen of the Golden State Warriors, is considered a front-runner for the award along with Tyreke Evans of Sacramento.

The elder Curry said he turned in his ballot Tuesday with his son as rookie of the year. After the vote was voided, the ballot was transferred to Bobcats radio play-by-play announcer Scott Lauer. He said on Wednesday he voted for Curry.

Dell Curry claimed his choice wasn't simply based on family. Stephen Curry is averaging 17.2 points, second for rookies Evans' 20.1. Curry leads all rookies with 5.9 assists.