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JordansBulls
11-02-2009, 05:35 PM
http://www.nba.com/2009/news/11/02/players.week/index.html




The Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard and the Denver Nuggets' Carmelo Anthony today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Tuesday, Oct. 27, through Sunday, Nov. 1.

Howard led the Magic to a 3-0 week, including two road wins, averaging 21.7 points, 16.0 rebounds and 2.3 blocks. The 6-11 center posted point-rebound double-doubles in all three of Orlando's games, including a 20-point, 22-rebound performance on Oct. 30 at New Jersey. Behind the league's leading rebounder, the Magic is off to a 3-0 start for the first time since 1993-94.

Anthony led the Nuggets to a 3-0 week, averaging a league-best 37.7 points on .536 shooting from the field and .429 shooting from distance, to go along with 7.0 rebounds and 4.3 assists. Anthony opened the season with a 30-point effort in a home win over Utah, and followed it up with back-to-back 40-point efforts in wins over the Trail Blazers and Grizzlies.

Here is a recap of the week for Howard and Anthony:

Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
Oct. 28 vs. Philadelphia: Recorded 21 points, 15 rebounds and two blocks in a 120-106 win over the 76ers.
Oct. 30 @ New Jersey: Tallied 20 points, 22 rebounds and four blocks in a 95-85 win over the Nets.
Nov. 1 @ Toronto: Scored 24 points to go along with 11 rebounds in a 125-116 win over the Raptors.

Carmelo Anthony, Denver Nuggets
Oct. 28 vs. Utah: Tallied 30 points, eight rebounds and five assists in a 114-105 win over the Jazz.
Oct. 29 @ Portland: Posted 41 points, six rebounds and three assists in a 97-94 Nuggets win over the Trail Blazers.
Nov. 1 vs. Memphis: Scored 42 points to go along with seven rebounds and five assists in a 133-123 win over the Grizzlies.

Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Boston's Paul Pierce, Cleveland's LeBron James, Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki, Houston's Trevor Ariza, Miami's Jermaine O'Neal and Dwyane Wade, Phoenix's Steve Nash, Portland's Brandon Roy and Toronto's Chris Bosh.

bahama0811
11-02-2009, 05:38 PM
Well deserved by both!!!

D Roses Bulls
11-02-2009, 05:39 PM
http://www.nba.com/2009/news/11/02/players.week/index.html

man howard is such a beast.

bigsams50
11-02-2009, 05:39 PM
Both players are beasts

Raps08-09 Champ
11-02-2009, 05:49 PM
Statistic wise, I'd given it to Bosh or James.

But nice job for both.

Ovratd1up
11-02-2009, 05:51 PM
Bosh deserved it over Howard, but I guess they just give it to the winningest of Cle, Tor, and Orl.

macc
11-02-2009, 05:59 PM
Bosh deserved it over Howard, but I guess they just give it to the winningest of Cle, Tor, and Orl.


Ya Bosh did great in a "losing" effort. Winning and losing is kinda a big deal in basketball.

ManRam
11-02-2009, 06:03 PM
Bosh is 1-2. Howard is 3-0. He deserves it.

I also disagree that Bosh's stats are better. I guess Raps08-09's definition of "stats" is "points".

Howard trumped Bosh in rebounds, blocks, and FG% (by a RIDICULOUS margin). Howard also sat on the bench more because their first two wins were fairly easy, especially the first one.

Both were the rightful winners.

NYCkid12
11-02-2009, 06:04 PM
Ya Bosh did great in a "losing" effort. Winning and losing is kinda a big deal in basketball.
thank you macc was thinking the same thing...bosh will never be the defender that dwight is

Ovratd1up
11-02-2009, 06:10 PM
Bosh is 1-2. Howard is 3-0. He deserves it.

I also disagree that Bosh's stats are better. I guess Raps08-09's definition of "stats" is "points".

Howard trumped Bosh in rebounds, blocks, and FG% (by a RIDICULOUS margin). Howard also sat on the bench more because their first two wins were fairly easy, especially the first one.

Both were the rightful winners.

I'll take the result, as Howard wasn't terrible either, but this is the only thing I disagree with.

Toronto is 1-2. Orlando is 3-0.

Games are won with teams, not one MVP candidate. Unless you are last year's Heat, the Lakers three years ago, or this year's Hornets.

By the way I like you.

ManRam
11-02-2009, 06:20 PM
I'll take the result, as Howard wasn't terrible either, but this is the only thing I disagree with.

Toronto is 1-2. Orlando is 3-0.

Games are won with teams, not one MVP candidate. Unless you are last year's Heat, the Lakers three years ago, or this year's Hornets.

By the way I like you.

Your first point is valid. But even at an individual level, Howard had a better week.

Bosh: 31 points (18.9 shots), 14.7 rebounds, 46.8%, 1 block, .3 steals, 2.3 turnovers, 28.5 PER

Howard:21.7 points (11.7 shots), 16 rebounds, 62.9%, 2.3 blocks, 1.3 steals, 2.7 ternovers, 32.6 PER


Bosh is terribly ineffective. 46.8% is not good for a PF. He's taking 8 shots more a game, so no wonder his ppg are higher. Howard is shooting 16% higher. That's amazing.

And I'm flattered by your last sentence.

Raps08-09 Champ
11-02-2009, 06:34 PM
Bosh is 1-2. Howard is 3-0. He deserves it.

I also disagree that Bosh's stats are better. I guess Raps08-09's definition of "stats" is "points".

Howard trumped Bosh in rebounds, blocks, and FG% (by a RIDICULOUS margin). Howard also sat on the bench more because their first two wins were fairly easy, especially the first one.

Both were the rightful winners.

Don't get so worked up over it.

You know if Howard was on the Raps and Bosh was on the Magic, you'd probably want Bosh to get the P.O.T.W award.

And at first glance, 31 and 15 looks more appealing that 22 and 16.

ManRam
11-02-2009, 06:40 PM
Don't get so worked up over it.

You know if Howard was on the Raps and Bosh was on the Magic, you'd probably want Bosh to get the P.O.T.W award.

And at first glance, 31 and 15 looks more appealing that 22 and 16.

That's why you take two glances. Also, I didn't know bringing stats into a discussion constitutes as getting "worked up over it".

At first glance, it looks like Kevin Martin is having a good year. At second glance, you see he's shooting 35% and then realize he's not at all.

I just like efficiency. If you look at 90% of the threads I am comparing player in, I point to efficiency over anything else. I hate shot chuckers. I love efficient players.

It isn't a big deal, but I do think Howard deserves it (and ask Magic fans here, they get the impression I hate Dwight, so I'm not a blind homer...not at all).

RocketsRule
11-02-2009, 06:42 PM
Well deserved for both players. Both tore it up in the opening week.

GoatMilk
11-02-2009, 07:16 PM
of course its well deserved, thats why they got recognized

it's not like kevin love and rip hamilton got it

Raph12
11-03-2009, 02:56 AM
Both players were very aggressive early and look to be in mid-season form... very well deserved.