That's how I see it so far. None have a chance aside for melo...and only if melo's team wins out (17 game win streak) and he notches a few more 40 point games....and even if melo does all that, it'll still be a longshot
Ewing dunk past Mourning
-HORRIBLE out of timeouts
-Too many 3's
-PF is pushed to the 3 point line
-Doesn't play BIGS
-Dog Houses players
-HORRIBLE management of players and motivation
Go out on your front lawn, take a dump and see how long your neighbors will talk about that little slice of life. That's what Mike D did to this franchise./QUOTE]
add a poll this time.
LBJ has this all wrapped up no?
Durant runner up, and perhaps in the eyes of the voters, Melo with his late season surge coupled with Tony Parker's injury has moved up to 3 ahead of CP3.
New thread, still LeBron...
NBA should really take on the nfl award systen have a offensive player of the year. That should go to the best player. In this case Id consider lebron for dpoy as well. But to give a Mvp award to a guy who plays with 3 hofers who have been healthy all year is a disgrace. Heat are a top 5 team in the NBa without lebron
This was over weeks ago. Lebron will win it unanimously.
I think the Order is now:
Melo's gaining ground on that runner up spot
melo IS gaining ground, but his overall impact on his team just doesn't compare. he's simply not as valuable as lebron, and with a lesser record, he thus shouldn't be given a shot.
That being said, I think NY needs to close the gap somewhat in order for Melo to have a shot. 10 games is too much of a difference. Even though NY has had a ton more injuries. If NY finishes say, 6 or 7 games back...and
if NY finishes the year on some crazy run like 17-0 or 16-1, and he keeps up this 35ppg 55% tear that he's been on since having the knee drained. Then Melo may have a shot, like Rose in 2010 despite others having vastly superior numbers.
Here's an interesting question I was thinking about. Who had a better supporting cast, LBJ's Cavs or Melo's Knicks?
* not sure if you want to include Amare being that he's never really healthy... and NY's record in the games he played was 16-13, vs 34-13 w/o
Even without including Amare, Melo's cast is better than what LeBron had. But it's kinda close. Tyson is the difference maker in that discussion..
Hickson, Jamison & West were pretty good in comparison to the Knick bigs as well. And Parker was a more complete Novak.
Chandler is really the only guy NY has a clear cut advantage over Andy V... I'd say CLE had the better cast.