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Blogger MVP/ROY ranking

Posted by Ricky - Sixers4guidos on December 17, 2007

dwight-howard.jpgThe first italian Sixers blog had the pleasure to partecipate to a blogger poll that wants to elect the Most Valuable Player and the Rookie Of the Year so far this season.

I have to say this is also a honour beacuse Sixers4guidos is the only non-american blog of the panel, that includes many of the finest NBA blogs you can find on the net.

The original idea for this poll came from Alex of Brewhoop (more power to the Milwaukee Bucks blog and its guys) that also hosted the first installment of the rankings, two weeks ago.

Ouh, yes, I forgot to tell: hosts rotate and the rankings are unveiled every two weeks. A round will be up also on S4G next year, so stay tuned.

This time it was Steve of Clips Nation playing host, and the second installment of our rankings is this.

Interesting how the final rankings differ a lot from my votes (10 is the top):

MVP

10- Howard (in the picture)
9- Tony Parker
8- Nash
7- Boozer
6- Garnett
5- Lebron James
4- Chris Paul
3- Pierce
2- Deron Williams
1- Baron Davis

ROY
5- Durant
4- Navarro
3- Horford
2- Yi
1- Jeff Green

I am considering overall efficiency, individual stats and team accomplishments (that’s why James is not #1, for instance, or why Cook doesn’t crack the rookie top 5) and the impact on the player on his team.

Stat wise Nash could be #1 (he’s having MONSTER numbers) but Howard’s impact on Orlando makes him reach #1 to me. Orlando is overachieving in my opinion, they are not THAT good (worst starting backcourt ever for a playoff team? and a porn star as coach, Steve Van Gundy/Ron Jeremy…), and Howard is the reason for that. Celtics’ start make them deserve two players in the Top 10, Utah is the other team that has two.

Thoughts, comments & insults welcome, as usual.

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5 Responses to “Blogger MVP/ROY ranking”

  1. Alex said

    Certainly not a typical list… isn’t Kobe a Philly/Italy guy? :)

  2. sure Alex. And this is a SIXERS blog :-)

  3. Interesting list. The problem I have with naming Dwight Howard MVP is that, well, it is Rashard Lewis’ addition that is opening up the offense. With legimate outside threats like Hedo and Lewis, it’s the balanced offense that is pushing this team forward, not one individual.

    If I was voting, I would get Stephen Jackson and Ron Artest into the top-10 (look at their teams records with and without them, and in Artest’ case note that the Kings lost Kevin Martin). I would put Garnett, LeBron, Kobe and Duncan in the top 5, along with Boozer. Paul and Nash would round out the top 10.

    Good post!

  4. SML, welcome back my friend !

    True what you say about Orlando’s offense, anyway Howard’s improvments have been impressive, his numbers are unbelievable so I don’t see how one can NOT vote him

    NO way you can leave Nash out of the top 10, a two times MVP who is putting still those numbers at age 33 and in an always winning team (franchise ?) that is basically built around him

    Had Paul played for LA, Chicago or NY, he would have been top 5 all year

    I intentionally left Kobe out, all his numbers are lower than last season (but his team has more wins… coincidence?).

    Duncan is another story, I wanted to insert Parker because he was last playoffs’ MVP and he’s continuing playing at the same level, also in Duncan’s absence. Sort of “reward” for the surging star (I guess he couldn’t wait to get this from S4G…)

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