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DenButsu
11-10-2008, 04:23 AM
Nene:


DATE MIN FG PCT FT PCT PTS OFF DEF TOT STL BLK AST TO PF
10/29 26 4-7 .571 3-5 .600 11 0 4 4 1 0 2 4 6
10/31 35 10-15 .667 2-2 1.000 22 3 8 11 1 3 1 3 6
11/1 34 2-5 .400 4-5 .800 8 0 5 5 2 0 2 0 2
11/5 34 6-8 .750 7-7 1.000 19 7 8 15 1 3 1 4 5
11/7 36 8-12 .667 3-4 .750 19 4 3 7 2 2 1 0 2
11/9 38 8-10 .800 2-5 .400 18 2 10 12 1 2 3 4 2

MIN FG PCT FT PCT PTS OFF DEF TOT STL BLK AST TO PF
Totals 165 30-47 .638 19-23 .826 79 14 28 42 7 8 7 11 21
Avg. 33.0 6.0-9.4 3.8-4.6 15.8 2.8 5.6 8.4 1.40 1.6 1.4 2.20 4.2

I'm tellin' you, people, the man's a beast. He's off to an excellent start, and he's only going to keep getting better.

So who else we got?

Hellcrooner
11-10-2008, 04:29 AM
Too soon to know?


Im liking Aldrige a lot

djeller1139
11-10-2008, 04:31 AM
Kelenna Azubuike

DODGERS&LAKERS
11-10-2008, 04:32 AM
Nene:


DATE MIN FG PCT FT PCT PTS OFF DEF TOT STL BLK AST TO PF
10/29 26 4-7 .571 3-5 .600 11 0 4 4 1 0 2 4 6
10/31 35 10-15 .667 2-2 1.000 22 3 8 11 1 3 1 3 6
11/1 34 2-5 .400 4-5 .800 8 0 5 5 2 0 2 0 2
11/5 34 6-8 .750 7-7 1.000 19 7 8 15 1 3 1 4 5
11/7 36 8-12 .667 3-4 .750 19 4 3 7 2 2 1 0 2
11/9 38 8-10 .800 2-5 .400 18 2 10 12 1 2 3 4 2

MIN FG PCT FT PCT PTS OFF DEF TOT STL BLK AST TO PF
Totals 165 30-47 .638 19-23 .826 79 14 28 42 7 8 7 11 21
Avg. 33.0 6.0-9.4 3.8-4.6 15.8 2.8 5.6 8.4 1.40 1.6 1.4 2.20 4.2

I'm tellin' you, people, the man's a beast. He's off to an excellent start, and he's only going to keep getting better.

So who else we got?

I agree. If he keeps it up all year, he is a lock to win it. Especially in his case. If they dont give it to a guy who had to come back from cancer, something is really wrong

DenButsu
11-10-2008, 04:34 AM
Too soon to know?


Im liking Aldrige a lot

It's early, yes, but in the case of Nene I think it's safe to say that he is greatly exceeding most fans' expectations for what he'd be looking like out of the gates after practically a full season out of action. He's been playing some solid defense, too (not reflected in the stats I posted).

sacgiants1213
11-10-2008, 04:34 AM
spencer hawes is another person who should be considered for this but hardly anyone knows who he is because he plays on sac.

DenButsu
11-10-2008, 04:38 AM
spencer hawes is another person who should be considered for this but hardly anyone knows who he is because he plays on sac.

I haven't seen him play this season, and we still don't have too big a sample size to work with, but if he keeps those numbers up, that is a very impressive jump indeed... Looks like he's handling all those new minutes really well... boosting his production and increasing his efficiency at the same time...

amare#1
11-10-2008, 04:44 AM
My favorites right now are Nene, Hawes, Thad Young, Sessions and Calderon.

DQL
11-10-2008, 04:53 AM
mine is Thad Young

AIMelo=KillaDUO
11-10-2008, 04:57 AM
Too soon to know?


Im liking Aldrige a lot


LaMarcus Aldridge??

Last year was his breakout year... he's not putting up the same numbers this year as he was last year.

AIMelo=KillaDUO
11-10-2008, 04:58 AM
My favorites right now are Nene, Hawes, Sessions and Calderon.

I wish Sessions would get more minutes. And Calderon had a breakout year last year. So I don't see him winning it.

LakerzDQ
11-10-2008, 06:17 AM
Either Nene or Thaddeus Young. both doing great.

TMAC94
11-10-2008, 06:57 AM
my one is gg :) i rkn his gonna put up around 15 ppg and 6 rpg with a assit or 2 :)

Ph1lly Diehard
11-10-2008, 07:30 AM
I would have to go with Thaddeus Young. I know i'm a 76ers fan, but not everyone knew who he even was last year other then that he was a rookie who ended up starting by default at the end of the season.

We all know what Nene brings to the table when healthy

innovator
11-10-2008, 07:33 AM
joe johnson?? haha seriously ill go with thornton

Faneik
11-10-2008, 07:35 AM
Tony Allen might make a run at it, maybe not win it, but at least make a run...

When Posey left, we all knew in the Celtics' forum that Allen would have to step up this season as our 6th man.

Dropped 23 in 27mins, 5 rbs, 11-16FG last night against the 'My, Myself & I verson" Pistons.

In the games he played +20 mins he has been solid.

JayW_1023
11-10-2008, 12:00 PM
So far Ramon Sessions gets my vote...last year he was already coming along and no one noticed...but this year he finally gets some recognition.

Roger Mason Jr. could be a homer pick...but it still depends if he can produce consistently. The Spurs need someone to step up.

Chronz
11-10-2008, 03:20 PM
Yea that kid Sessions has been scary good, does it count as an improvement though. He was ballin at the end of last year too, its just people thought it was flukish. Now hes proving it may have been for real.

Hows the defense holding up Den?

mjt20mik
11-10-2008, 03:26 PM
So far Ramon Sessions gets my vote...last year he was already coming along and no one noticed...but this year he finally gets some recognition.

Roger Mason Jr. could be a homer pick...but it still depends if he can produce consistently. The Spurs need someone to step up.

He's been playing pretty stellar with the Spurs.
My vote would have to go either to Thad Young, or Jose Calderon.

Ballah0liC1
11-10-2008, 03:28 PM
aaron brooks????

NYKnickFanatic
11-10-2008, 03:58 PM
Dont sleep on Nate Robinson.
Possible Sixth Man and/or Most improved.

Nate:

FG%- 48
3P%- 40
PPG- 15
RPG- 4
APG- 4
SPG- 3

Nate is second in the league with steals, CP3 is the leader.

MiamiHeat
11-10-2008, 04:04 PM
I like Sessions and Thad Young they playing pretty good right now

torontosports10
11-10-2008, 04:27 PM
Nene,Thad, Sessions and Bargs has improved ALOT

Jose is the same as last season so i dont know why ppl bring him up

Macedonian
11-10-2008, 04:37 PM
Spencer Hawes (SAC), Wilson Chandler (NYK), Nate Robinson (NYK), Nene Hilario (DEN), Ramon Sessions (MIL)...

Raidaz4Life
11-10-2008, 04:44 PM
I agree Nene, I said before the Denver game he was the most underrated Big man in the league and I stand by my claim, so far he deserves it

_Sn1P3r_
11-10-2008, 05:21 PM
Nene could make a good run at it. I like Sessions as well.

alexander_37
11-10-2008, 05:38 PM
hmmm ima go wit JO from the raps if he can step up more

BYBLOS88
11-10-2008, 05:54 PM
jordan farmar and trevor ariza from what ive seen

torontosports10
11-10-2008, 05:58 PM
and you must have only seen Lakers games
lemme guess
MVP: Kobe
DPOY: Bynum
Coach OY: Phil Jackson
MIP: Farmer or Ariza

Look about right?

Kyben36
11-10-2008, 06:10 PM
And please Guys, Nene will not win it. Yes, he has got good stats but has not just jumped out. Look. In the 06,07 season he put up 12 PPG 7 RPG. Which 16 and 9 is not that much better. 4 PPG and 2 RPG. Give it to a Guy who is realy coming in to blosum. Not just improving on what he should have kept building on last year when he got injured.

DerekRE_3
11-10-2008, 07:06 PM
Thad Young
Ramon Sessions
Spencer Hawes
Andris Biedrins

acohn1230
11-10-2008, 07:18 PM
aaron brooks?

DenButsu
11-10-2008, 10:05 PM
Yea that kid Sessions has been scary good, does it count as an improvement though. He was ballin at the end of last year too, its just people thought it was flukish. Now hes proving it may have been for real.

Hows the defense holding up Den?

Getting better. We were able, after giving up 34 in the first, to hold the Grizz to 20, 15, 21 in the remaining quarters in a game w/out Kenyon Martin. Much credit goes to Renaldo Balkman for that. He has most definitely earned a place in the rotation. I really think losing Camby has forced the team to play more honest D, and the net result should be a gain. It just... feels like a different team this year (even more than when we first picked up AI). We're playing sloppy still... will take some getting used to no longer having the potent presences of AI and Camby around. But once things gel, I'm expecting big things. Past the first round, at least.

Fans in Asia
11-10-2008, 10:08 PM
How about Ronnie Brewer and Danny Granger?

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Jacob K.
11-10-2008, 10:42 PM
And Calderon had a breakout year last year. So I don't see him winning it.

some people say that most improved means going from good to great, and i think hes going to make that transformation

DenButsu
11-10-2008, 10:52 PM
some people say that most improved means going from good to great, and i think hes going to make that transformation

That may be, but that's not usually the basis for giving out the award, which is more along the lines of "emerged from the shadows of obscurity into the limelight". Calderon made a name for himself last season in a big way - in no way is he obscure.

IndyRealist
11-10-2008, 10:58 PM
Homer pick. Danny Granger went from 19.6ppg to 26.4ppg. He's getting less rebounds, but his FG%, FT% and blocks have gone up. Currently 4th in ppg.

Lakers4ItAll
11-10-2008, 11:18 PM
Granger is lookin good forsure

Hawkeye15
11-11-2008, 12:18 AM
spencer hawes is another person who should be considered for this but hardly anyone knows who he is because he plays on sac.

Brad Miller is back. Spencer will have to wait

DenButsu
11-11-2008, 12:35 AM
Brad Miller is back. Spencer will have to wait

If I'm Sac I want to give Miller just enough love to make other teams take notice that it wouldn't be painful to take on his big contract that expires in 2010 (which will help get them in the sweepstakes that summer), and focus more on cultivating Hawes and building a younger team around Martin.

#1Mavericksfan
11-11-2008, 12:53 AM
Gerald Green

DerekRE_3
11-11-2008, 04:10 AM
If I'm Sac I want to give Miller just enough love to make other teams take notice that it wouldn't be painful to take on his big contract that expires in 2010 (which will help get them in the sweepstakes that summer), and focus more on cultivating Hawes and building a younger team around Martin.

Miller has played well so far. If he keeps it up the Kings may find a suitor for him at the deadline. If not, I'm fine with keeping him so he can mentor Hawes, which is he doing. You can tell that he has helped Hawes out a lot already.

Hawes as a starter:
12.6 PPG 8 RPG 2 BPG 50% FG 85.7% 3 Point 32 MPG

Hawes as a substitute:
13.5 PPG 9.5 RPG 2 BPG 58% FG 60% 3 Point 24 MPG

His numbers are actually a little bit better since Miller has taken his spot in the starting lineup back, despite his minutes going down. Hawes is only 20 years old, and is shooting 75% (9-12) from the 3 point line, and has made at least one 3 pointer in every game this season.

DerekRE_3
11-11-2008, 04:19 AM
Here's an interesting statistical comparison...(Yes I know the season is still young)

Spencer Hawes
12.9 PPG| 8.4 RPG| 1.1 SPG| 2.0 BPG| 52.2% FG| 81.8 % FT| 75% 3 Point| 29.6 MPG

Andrew Bynum
9.2 PPG| 8.8 RPG| 1.0 SPG| 2.8 BPG| 43.2 FG%| 66.7% FT| 28.2 MPG

And to the people that say, "Hawes isn't starting anymore"...his averages are higher when he comes off of the bench and gets only 24 MPG.