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Season awards so far...

So its almost mid-season (most teams have played about 36 games) and i was just wondering what your mid season award winners looked liked so far. Heres mine
MVP: Kevin Durant

ROY: Damian Lillard

MIP: This one is probably the hardest because there have been a lot of players who have made significant improvements. I narrowed it down to Batum, Larry Sanders, Harden, Greivis Vasquez, and Jrue Holiday. I honestly dont know which one to choose, but gun to my head i would choose Vasquez

COY: Another hard one, but id probably go Mark Jackson because he had the least expectations

Sixth Man: Jr smith


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MVP: Chris Paul MIP: Paul

MVP: Chris Paul
MIP: Paul George
COY: Mark Jackson
6th: Jamal Crawford or JR Smith
DPOY: Tim Duncan

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My bad i forgot DPOY but i

My bad i forgot DPOY but i would give it to Ibaka

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MVP: Kevin Durant(But CP3 is

MVP: Kevin Durant(But CP3 is very close)
MIP: Paul George
COY: Mark Jackson
6th Man: J.R. Smith
DPOY: Tim Duncan(I know this isn't a popular pick, but he's been locking down the pain and protecting the rim just as good if not better than he did in his heyday. He's averaging 2.6 blocks per game, and Ibaka is averaging 2.7 blocks per game, and per 36 mins they're both at 3.1 BPG)

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MVP - Kevin Durant MIP - Paul

MVP - Kevin Durant
MIP - Paul George
DPOY - Ibaka or George
6th Man - JR Smith
ROY - Damian Lillard
COY - Vinny Del Negro

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Does larry sanders have any

Does larry sanders have any shot at winning DPOY cause the Bucks are gonna probably be a 500 team but dudes a beast leading the league in blocks. Any chance?

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I wanna see how the Bucks

I wanna see how the Bucks ride out the rest of the season without Scott Skiles, but Larry Sanders is in the discussion if he keeps it up.

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MVP: Lebron James. Best

MVP: Lebron James. Best player on the planet, but I can see him losing it because voters will get tired of voting for him year after year. He's averaging 26, 7, and 8 on .540% shooting. He's also improved his jumper shooting .404% from 3 point land. He could lead the league in scoring if he wanted to and though the Clippers and OKC have better records you can tell the Heat don't particularly care about the regular season.

MIP: Paul George. There are other great candidates in Vasquez, Batum, and Holiday but George has basically become the franchise player for Indiana.

DPOY: I was leaning towards Ibaka but I agree with Aamir about Tim Duncan. I think Duncan is a bit more disciplined in the low post as well.

6th Man: J.R. Smith. He's really matured as a player this year and he's said it's because he started to figure out his life off the court during the offseason. He's stepped up when the Knicks have needed scoring especially with Melo being out repeatedly this season.

ROY: Damian Lillard that is all.

COY: Mark Jackson. He's got Golden State sitting at the 5th spot in the tough Western Conference with a really young team.

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MVP: Lebron James DPOY:

MVP: Lebron James
DPOY: Kirilenko
MIP: Holiday
ROY: Lillard
6th man: Jamal Crawford
Coach: Mark Jakcson

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mvp: chris paul kevin

mvp:
chris paul
kevin durant
carmelo anthony
MIP:
holiday
george
vasquez
roy:
lillard

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I'll rank my top 3 in order

I'll rank my top 3 in order for each
MVP LeBron James, Kevin Durant, CP3 (would throw Melo in 3rd had not been for missing 7 games)
DPOY Tim Duncan, LeBron James, Serge Ibaka
ROY Damian Lillard, Andre Drummond, Anthony Davis (will play himself into second place with more games played)
6th Man JR Smith, Jamal Crawford, Kevin Martin
Coach Popovich, Jackson, Tibs
MIP Jrue Holiday, JJ Hickson, Greivis Vasquez

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Mvp- Kevin Durant MIP- Paul

Mvp- Kevin Durant
MIP- Paul George
COY-MArk JAckson
DOY- Timmy D
Roy- Lilard in a run away

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6th man is a two man race

6th man is a two man race between crawford and jr smith

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MVP: Kevin Durant ROY: Damian

MVP: Kevin Durant
ROY: Damian Lillard
MIP: Paul George
DPOY: Lebron James
6th Man: JR Smith
COY: Mark Jackson

And he's not going to win it, or receive more consideration than his teammate Crawford, but I think Matt Barnes should be a dark horse for 6th man. He doesn't score much as Smith, Crawford, Kevin Martin or Ryan Anderson but he's still averaging 11 PPG while shooting a very effective 49% from the field and playing tough defense for the Clips.

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MVP- Kevin Durant- He is the

MVP- Kevin Durant- He is the best player on the league's best team. Also, he is having his best year in terms of shooting percentages of his career. Its amazing that someone shooting as many jumpers as he does shoots .523 from the field right now.
Honorable mention: Lebron James, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony

MIP- From a statistical standpoint it is without a doubt James Harden. A lot of people say all along that he knew he was this good, but I think the MIP should be reserved for a player who makes the transition from "good" to "superstar," which he has obviously done. He is also leading all shooting guards in assists right now as well.
Honorable mention- Jrue Holiday (also close to being a superstar), Paul George, Greivis Vasquez

DPOY- Tim Duncan- The most fundamentally sound defensive player in the league. He is playing at a level that should be impossible for a player of his age and mileage.
Honorable mention- AK47, Serge Ibaka

6th Man- J.R. Smith- I give the edge to Smith because I feel that he is more valuable to his team overall,
plus he gets more rebounds and steals while averaging less turnovers. Their scoring numbers and percentages are very similar, and Crawford plays slightly less minutes because the Clippers have more quality scoring guard depth than the Knicks do IMO. Crawford has won it before as well, so I feel that that will actually hurt him because voters always seem to like giving it to someone new.
Honorable mention: Crawford, J.J. Redick (Having an excellent season and has been on fire lately), Kevin Martin

ROY- Damian Lillard- No explanation necessary.....
Honorable Mention- Brad Beal( starting to figure out the NBA a bit), Alexey Shved, Anthony Davis, Dion Waiters

COY- Mike Woodson- He is leading the Knicks to what looks to be their best season since Pat Riley was head coach in 1995. Coaches that have failed since then are much bigger names: including Mike D'antoni, Larry Brown, Lenny Wilkens and Isiah Thomas.

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Im seeing a good amount of

Im seeing a good amount of support for Chris Paul for MVP in this thread...Just thought Id throw out a couple historical figures concerning his candidacy

Currently Paul averages: 16.8 points 9.7 ast 3.5 reb 2.6 stl on a 48.1% shooting he's also shooting 34.7% from 3 which is his worst since his rookie season.

The last two seasons during which a player averaged under 20 ppg and won the MVP belong to Steve Nash in consecutive seasons (04-05, 05,06)

The last player to average 20 and win MVP before Nash was Bill Walton in the (73-74) season

A total of 4 players have won the MVP averaging under 20 ppg: Nash (2) Walton (1) Unseld (1) Bill Russell (5). Bill Russell Averaged over 22 rebounds in all 5 of his MVP seasons. Unseld averaged 18.2 rebounds per game. And Nash averaged 11.5 and 10.5 assists per game in his 2 mvp seasons.

No player in the history of the award has averaged fewer than 20 points and less than 10 rebounds or 10 assists

Only twice has the award been given to a player averaging fewer than 4 rebounds per game Nash 3.3 reb (04-05) Iverson 3.8 reb (00-01)

The award has been only been won 6 times by players averaging 10 or more assists

only one player, Bill Walton, has won the award averaging less minutes per game than Chris Paul. 33.3 for walton and 33.4 for CP3

looking at the history of the MVP award, there is precedent (Steve Nash's 04-05 season) for a player with numbers similar to CP3's to win the award, but thats really the only one. While I agree that Chris Paul is extremely valuable to his team, history proves that most of the time the word "valuable" is strongly interpreted by the voters to be best reflected by both statistical output and team success. The Clippers have had a lot of success this year, and Paul is the most valuable part of the team, however, he doesn't have the MVP numbers to go along with that success.

In this case I would have to agree with history. Both Lebron and Durant are just as valuable to their teams success and also have MVP type numbers to go along with it.

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Don't you guys think Jarett

Don't you guys think Jarett Jack deserves at least a mention for sixth man of the year? He and landry are one of the reasons the warriors are playing this good. I think i'd put jack over crawford in the race but my sixth man of the year is still definitely JR

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Him and landry have brought

Him and landry have brought toughness to the warriors but it doesnt show in their stats which is why they might not a lot of votes

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MVP: Kevin Durant

MVP: Kevin Durant
ROY: Damian Lillard
MIP: James Harden
DPOY: Serge Ibaka
6th Man: JR Smith
COY: Larry Drew

Most of those of really self-explanatory but I fill everybody in on why I think Larry Drew deserves to be in the mix for coach of the year, everybody thought they'd struggle this season. The Hawks were touted to struggle by many now they're being tipped to get 50 wins this season, probably a stretch but the Hawks look a safe bet for 45 wins. Drew has extracted everything from his current roster and deserves recognition for his success.

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MVP will get the player from

MVP will get the player from the most wins i nearly guarantee it, because it's too close this year to look only at player's stats..
LeBron is still the best HANDS DOWN but everyone knows that he will lose at least like 20% votes because he is reing MVP
Durant looks just as good statistically even if his combo of blocks/steals looks like he is a stud defensivelly but LeBron is better there..still if he wins more it's his title
Paul- actually a would hate to see 17ppg 9apg MVP over superstars like LeBron Durant, but once agains with CLippers being the best it could be him
and the same goes for Melo especially if they will get 1seed over Heat and he will fail to catch Kobe for scoring title just by a few ten's..people would want to win him at least one title

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MVP: Kevin Durant. After

MVP: Kevin Durant. After losing Harden expectations fell tremendously, but halfway through the year KD has the Thunder on top of the western conference with the best record in the league. He's averaging 29pts 8reb 4asts, with 1.5spg and 1.3 bpg. KD has stepped it up on the defensive end and he deserves his first MVP this season.

ROY: Damian Lillard, nuff said.

DPOY: Tim Duncan. Old man still got it. He's averaging 10 rebounds, 3 blocks and a steal per game. Not to mention the Spurs are playing amazing and have the 3rd best record in the west.

MIP: Not sure. I like Harden because he went from being a 6th man to a franchise player. I also like Greivis Vasquez because he came from nowhere to become a really good starting PG. For me it comes down to those two I think.

6th Man: JR Smith, second leading scorer on the Knicks and has been a huge part of their success.

COY: Mark Jackson, he's taken a mediocre Warriors squad and put them in the fifth spot in an extremely tough western conference.

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MVP: Lebron James....there

MVP: Lebron James....there really shouldnt be much of an argument about this. This guy is doing everything for his team and i mean everything. The load that he has to carry night in and night out is crazy and i dont know when was the last time we have ever seen a team be so dependent on one guy to do everything for them. The only reason ppl will argue about melo and KD for mvp is because they are tired and bored of seeing lebron getting it every year. just take in that KD has tried to change his style of play into a more lebron like style this year...hes been trying to create plays and score at the same time...as well as crashing the boards more but when you look at it...the stats still arent close to lebrons.

correction lebrons stats are lower than what my instincts told me lol but i still think the workload that hes given night in and night out he deserves this mvp again.

ROY: Lillard....no question.

DPOY: Tyson Chandler. HE is the anchor of that knicks defence. He holds ppl accountable and he juust has a knack for the defensive end of the court.

MIP: whether or not there are other players more deserving, its going to be harden. The hype and fame that hes getting now almost ensures that he will win this award. also he went from 16ppg to 25ppg...thats a big jump and definitely isnt the same as jumping from 7ppg to 15-18ppg in my mind.

6th man: JR smith. finally mature now and is making the most out of his capabilities...a poor mans kobe to me.

COY: it will be Mark Jackson. This warriors team has finally lived up to its potential and hype and they are just rolling. i think credit should be given to del negro and thibs as well. clips went on that amazing win streak and are very good this year and bulls some how year in and year out continue to win even without their best players.

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Awards...

MVP: Lebron, because he has to carry more of his team's load than Kevin Durant.

Most Improved player: I want to pick Greivis Vasquez because he really is a double double/triple double threat every night and is making his name as a solid pg. However James Harden has made a big jump from being a third option to being the face of a franchise and one of the leagues best players at 25ppg.

ROY: Damian Lillard

DPOY: Ibaka, Duncan, and Chandler are all playing good and anchoring defenses, but my biggest game changer on that end is definitely Larry Sanders. Averaging 3.3 bpg in only 25minutes is more than deserving of the DPOY...

COY: Mark Jackson, Warriors are 5th in the West, without Bogut.

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@Prometheus Your post was

@Prometheus

Your post was very informative, but I think voters will look at the fact Paul was barely playing 4th quarters for like an entire month because they were blowing teams out. You mentioned he's averaging like 33 minutes, which is the lowest of his entire career.

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MVP: Kevin Durant - He's averaging 29 points on 50, 40 and 90 shooting. He's also averaging 8 rebounds, 4 assists, over 1 block and 1 steal. Oh and his team is the best in the NBA, despite losing a guy in James Harden, who's an All-Star.

MIP: James Harden - There are a few candidates, but which one is better than James Harden? He went from the third wheel super sub who choked in the NBA Finals, to a SUPERSTAR. His jump has been Tracy McGrady-esque when he first showed up in Orlando with the little curl.

ROY: Damian Lillard - No arguments here. I think Anthony Davis' ankle stress reaction injury knocked him out of the race early.

DPOY: Roy Hibbert - He's the pain protector on the best defensive team in the league. The Pacers give up the least amount of points and have forced teams to the worst FG% and 3PT% in the NBA.

6th Man: Kevin Martin - JR Smith and Jamal Crawford get the hype, but Martin, a career starter, has come into OKC and been willing to sacrifice and come off of the bench. His shot selection is a lot better and he's been more efficient. Smith and Crawford have some of the worst shot selection in the NBA and can play me first/selfish basketball.

COY: Vinny Del Negro - There are a few deserving candidates, but I think he's done an amazing job at both ends this year with his team. Considering he was a guy who was supposed to be fired and now has his team one game out of 1st place is impressive. The Clippers are noticeably a lot better on defense. I mean, they didn't lose a game in an entire month.

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MVP: Kevin Durant: Averaging

MVP: Kevin Durant: Averaging 28.6ppg, 7.7rpg, 4.3apg (career high) on 52.5/40.2/90% adding up to 180 - a benchmark for how good of a shooter one is. Team is 29-8, 1st in the west, what more can I say?

ROY: Damian Lillard - big shot maker, http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/players/5012 - if you want to see his stats, Team is currently 8th in the West.

MIP: Evan Turner: I know some people have James Harden, but is anyone really surprised a guy of his talent could avg 25 when he gets to shoot the ball 18+ times? TO me, Evan Turner is the MIP, he went from being nearly a bust to showing that he will be a solid NBA player, avg 14ppg, 6.7rpg, 4.3apg - all career highs.

6th Man: Jamal Crawford: Plays for the team with the second best record in the West, early on he was like a modern day version of the "microwave", coming in and shooting the lights out like Jamie Foxx in Django.

COY: Vinny Del Negro: maybe he's turning the corner on this coaching thing, got his players trusting in one another and the team has the second best points difference in the West at 8.4

DPOY- truth be told I dont know, so I wont pretend.

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I like the Turner pick

I like the Turner pick because he certainly has improved but his backcourt mate Jrue Holiday was improved more than Turner.

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MVP: lebron or melo, i put

MVP: lebron or melo, i put lebron first cause hes better and im giving him the benifit of the doubt but melo is really killin this year

ROY: lillard, hes the only rookie anybody on this planet talks about. terrence ross has been a nice suprise tho but lillard all day. i mean unless AD averages like 20 10 and 5 from here on out but that wont happen

MIP: paul george.

DPOY: i think the best defender is lebron but they arnt gonna give him any awards unless a gun is to thier heads. i guess ibaka or chandler

6th man: jamal crawford no question, i think this is the most obvious 1, i mean jr smith is right there with him but how can crawford not get it so far throughout his play??

COY: i guess del negro right? i mean they always pick the coach with the best record...basically thats what itl come down to the team with the best record or a bad team last year that makes a dramatic turnaround. maybe pj caralisimo could get it if the nets finish 3rd or higher in the east?

just a side note, mario chalmers 10-13 3s last week was a top 5 performance this season, i know its just shooting and how exciting can that be right? but he definitely put on a show

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