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dolfan720
02-10-2010, 07:19 PM
Who do you guys think is the leading candidate right now?

bigsams50
02-10-2010, 07:21 PM
Noah is a good candidate as well

GodsSon
02-10-2010, 07:30 PM
Marc Gasol should get some recognition as well

Cool007
02-10-2010, 07:37 PM
Noah has improved ALL ACROSS the board. He is a nightly double double and top 2 in the Entire NBA in rebounding, offensive rebounding, plus one of the top in Blocks as well.

Noah should be the MIP.

JWO35
02-10-2010, 07:37 PM
Ben Wallace?
Maybe not but he's in the conversation...

DaoudS
02-10-2010, 07:42 PM
Bargnani, Brook Lopez, Kevin love, Chris-Douglas Roberts, Gallinari - are all in the conversation. It will be very interesting.

LanceUpperCut
02-10-2010, 07:56 PM
Jamal Crawford has to be their or Zach Randolph. To me it should be a player who has been around and has a big year out of the blue not guys in their 2nd or 3rd year their obviously going to improve

Sadds The Gr8
02-10-2010, 08:01 PM
Bargnani, Brook Lopez, Kevin love, Chris-Douglas Roberts, Gallinari - are all in the conversation. It will be very interesting.

Sophomores usually dont count because they are expected to improve the year after their rookie season.

However, I think Brooks should be the leading candidate because that team was expected to be horrible this year with their 2 best players out, and yet they still have a chance to make the playoffs because Aaron Brooks has led the team. His stats have also dramatically improved as well. Noah is a pretty good candidate, but I have Brooks over him because Brooks is the leader of his team.

zambo4president
02-10-2010, 08:03 PM
Noah FaShoa

b_russ
02-10-2010, 08:06 PM
It's not even safe to say he's the leading candidate on his own team. Don't over look Carl Landry.

Ray_R
02-10-2010, 08:10 PM
its not safe but hes 1 of 2. Noah 4 me but i wouldnt be mad if he won it.

Mr.WhiteSox
02-10-2010, 08:11 PM
noah

Hawkeye15
02-10-2010, 08:11 PM
M. Gasol, Noah, Love, and Brooks.

Paulliwali
02-10-2010, 08:13 PM
brooks because he was not a needed to become the leader of the team last year, but was required to do so this year.

Although Noah will be a good choice as well, but he just has to do his part and doesn't have to lead to team

younggunn113
02-10-2010, 08:20 PM
Kevin Durant is going to get it in my opinion. He went from a very good player last year to a legitimate superstar this year, he's 21 and will probably lead the league in scoring

vash9
02-10-2010, 08:21 PM
Carl Landry and Aaron Brooks.

Improved a bunch.

Hawkeye15
02-10-2010, 08:23 PM
Landry was already sweet, but under the radar. Those who watch statistics know all about him.
Its going to be Gasol or Brooks imo. And Love should get a shout out too. 11th in the NBA in PER.
Brook Lopez may as well

SirCarlton
02-10-2010, 08:27 PM
the top 3 will be brooks, noah, and landry....don't know the exact order but brooks will take it easily if he doesnt slump the second half of the season

mikantsass
02-10-2010, 08:30 PM
2nd year players should not be in consideration. If a 2nd year player isnt improving then there is something wrong. Im sorry but no sophmores should win it.

NBA-GMaster
02-10-2010, 08:38 PM
I want A.Brooks to win the MIP 2010.. K.Durant,M.Gasol,B.Lopez,C.Landry,J.Noah,C.Frye,C. Kaman

YoungOne
02-10-2010, 08:39 PM
i go with the two rockets, don't think noah improved that much..doubled his TO's and his shooting percentage is also down.. so i think his better numbers coming mostly from increased minutes..but just my opinion

RocketsRule
02-10-2010, 08:41 PM
I thing it's safe to say it's between Noah and Brooks. Both guy's teams would not be nearly as good as they are now without those two guys.

GO COOGS
02-11-2010, 12:47 AM
Brook Lopez...hell someone on that team deserves something

Raph12
02-11-2010, 01:14 AM
I'd take Marc Gasol over him, he's doing wonders as the Grizzlies' 4th, arguably 5th, option on offense (behind Randolph, Gay, Mayo and maybe even Conley).

Ballin274
02-11-2010, 01:19 AM
David Lee 20 11 enough said

Marques24kobe
02-11-2010, 01:32 AM
I didnt even know he signed with a team. Which football team did he sign with?

Jamiecballer
02-11-2010, 01:41 AM
Jamal Crawford has to be their or Zach Randolph. To me it should be a player who has been around and has a big year out of the blue not guys in their 2nd or 3rd year their obviously going to improve

i disagree. in my opinion what you are describing is a comeback player of the year sort of thing. i thought this award was called 'most improved'. thus it should go to somebody who has improved..... jamal crawford? zach randolph? crawford is a 6th man candidate. randolph is shades above his expected output. i don't see the logic in either.

off the top of my head i'll say Durant, Noah or Brooks.

Raoul Duke_91
02-11-2010, 01:46 AM
Noah for MIP.


guy went from being on his last legs in chicago to 3rd in the league in rebounding.

d79cheese
02-11-2010, 02:16 AM
monta ellis....missed most of last year due to the moped accident. 6th in the league in scoring right now while playing about 50 minutes a game alongside the d league all star team.

JNA17
02-11-2010, 10:41 AM
Noah

td0tsfinest
02-11-2010, 10:48 AM
sure why not

JayW_1023
02-11-2010, 06:43 PM
I actually predicted aaron Brooks would be MIp before the season started. However...I believe David Lee has improved his game more. He is producing at a higher rate with less team possessions than last year I believe.

yungballah15
02-11-2010, 10:49 PM
Bargnani?

ldc62
02-11-2010, 11:42 PM
Kevin Durant is going to get it in my opinion. He went from a very good player last year to a legitimate superstar this year, he's 21 and will probably lead the league in scoring

People kind of expected this from KD. If you told me KD would be this good last year, I would believe it.

ldc62
02-11-2010, 11:43 PM
I actually predicted aaron Brooks would be MIp before the season started. However...I believe David Lee has improved his game more. He is producing at a higher rate with less team possessions than last year I believe.

I think hes also playing more and he touches the ball in every possession. Brooks should win it.

kdman77
02-12-2010, 12:03 AM
I'd say Bargs, Brooks or Noah.

MrFastBreak
02-12-2010, 02:09 AM
Sophomores usually dont count because they are expected to improve the year after their rookie season.

However, I think Brooks should be the leading candidate because that team was expected to be horrible this year with their 2 best players out, and yet they still have a chance to make the playoffs because Aaron Brooks has led the team. His stats have also dramatically improved as well. Noah is a pretty good candidate, but I have Brooks over him because Brooks is the leader of his team.

Not really. If you say that, then players are expected to improve after every season they are in the league. It really wouldnt matter much whether youre a sophomore or veteran, as long as youve done the things that qualifies for MIP.

Carl Landry could make a strong case. Though Carl is a candidate for 6MOY, he is also a prime candidate for MIP. Perhaps I'm the only one who thinks that the latter is a head-scratcher, primarily because Carl, aside from becoming the Rockets most reliable free throw shooter, hasnt really changed much. The fact that Carl has not regressed in his per-minute statistics from the past two seasons is quite an astounding accomplishment.

If you look at the advanced stats (http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/261653/Landry2.jpg), you notice that Carls PER (player efficiency rating), his WS and AWS (win-shares and average win-shares), and his EFF (overall efficiency) have shot up. A small portion of this can be credited to improvement, as Carl has become an even more efficient player this season. But most of it is due to increased minutes.

The incredible aspect of the advanced stats is that while Landry's usage rate has increased dramatically, his PER, WS, AWS, and his EFF have increased as well. Prior to the start of the season, many people feared that as Landrys usage increased, his efficiency would drop. That hasnt been the case. In fact, its had the opposite effect. With all of that said, it may appear as if Carls increase in efficiency and win-shares relates to his overall improvement as a player. Thats not entirely the case.

Landry has been doing the same thing that he has done for the past two seasons, at least in terms of his per-minute production. Amazingly, despite seeing increased minutes and usage this season, none of those statistics have decreased. The argument can be made that Carl must have improved his game somewhat in order to keep his per-minute statistics at such an intimidating level.