2019 MVPOLL (and awards predictions/talk)

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who will be the reg season MVP?

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Poll Results

Giannis (27-13-6-1.4-1.5 in 33 mpg, 60/24/72, 64 ts, 31.8 usg, 30.2 per, 6.10 rpm, team 46-14) 6
Harden (36-7-8-2.1-0.8 in 37 mpg, 53/36/87, 61 ts, 40.3 usg, 30 per, 7.44 rpm, team 36-25) 2
Jokic (21-11-8-1.4-0.6 in 32 mpg, 56/32/85, 59 ts, 28 usg, 27 per, 6.30 rpm, team 42-18) 2
George (29-8-4-2.3-0.4 in 37 mpg, 49/40/84, 59 ts, 29.6 usg, 24.5 per, 7.85 rpm, team 38-22) 0
Curry (28-5-5-1.3-0.4 in 34 mpg, 55/44/92, 66 ts, 30 usg, 25.4 per, 5.37 rpm, team 43-18) 0
Durant (27.5-7-6-0.8-1.2 in 36 mpg, 57/36/89, 63 ts, 30 usg, 25 per, 5.51 rpm, team 43-18) 0
Other 0

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 28 February 2019 18:16 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I had thought Harden up til recently and it remains hard to overlook 36+ ppg but I'm thinking Giannis now

extreme dark horse possibility is Kawhi.

omar little, Thursday, 28 February 2019 18:18 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i think kawhi has no shot cos he sat the whole last season and still sits random games. also his defensive prowess seems to have slipped and he doesnt help his teammates get easy buckets.

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 28 February 2019 18:20 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i see now how many games he's missed!

there is also no narrative around him anyway. i think in the end it will be Giannis/Harden/George.

omar little, Thursday, 28 February 2019 18:22 (three weeks ago) Permalink

those are the top 3 for sure

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 28 February 2019 18:23 (three weeks ago) Permalink

btw LeBron has had thirteen consecutive top 5 MVP finishes and fifteen consecutive top 10 finishes.

omar little, Thursday, 28 February 2019 18:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Kawhi would be talked about more, if he hadn't alienated most of the voters by his clueless and tone-deaf treatment of the Spurs and their fans for an entire year before the trade to Toronto. He'll need at least another season of rehabilitating his reputation before he gets any consideration at all.

Harden has earned it by being a relentless scoring machine all season. That streak of consecutive unassisted baskets was insane. Giannis, by comparison was just his usual freaky unicorn self, awesome in his own way, but not as consistently reliable as Harden. The Rockets' problems this year all have to do with CP3's injury and Capela's drop-off. Harden has delivered like a mofo.

A is for (Aimless), Thursday, 28 February 2019 18:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

btw i put them in order of how i see it atm

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 28 February 2019 18:33 (three weeks ago) Permalink

harden already got his and the bucks have the best record. giannis has been very consistent!

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 28 February 2019 18:39 (three weeks ago) Permalink

this is a 3-man race between giannis, harden, and paul george, with jokic being in his own tier at 4 imo, and the rest really not being important

harden's been slipping over the past couple of weeks, and has been dowright awful since the all star break, but I think at least some of that has been re-integrating with chris paul, who has been playing better and assuming a larger role in the offense, something the rockets need him to do if they're going to challenge the warriors again in the playoffs. I think this is ultimately unfair, but unless harden goes supernova (again) from here on out, I think the timing of the tear he went on earlier in the year is going to hurt him as much as it'll help him -- people are bored by his greatness and I think let their personal opinions of the aesthetics of his game overshadow just how unstoppable he was, and how utterly crucial that stretch was in not only keeping the rockets afloat but vaulting them from 14th in the west to 5th while paul was out. and the guy is scoring more than anyone in modern NBA history, and doing it without losing one ounce of his usual efficiency. I mean come on

the case for giannis (and, in a way, jokic) is much more straightforward: he's the best player and fulcrum of the best team in the league, (and one that's flying under the radar as statistically one of the strongest regular season teams ever) and doing it while basically putting up prime shaq's shooting numbers in kevin durant's body. by the way, he's hit 31% of his threes in january and now 40% of his threes in february. if this is a sign that, in a season or two, he can be an average 3pt shooter, we're past MVP discussions and might be looking at one of the 5 best players of all time. weirdly, I think he can even improve more on defense too, and he's already a terror

paul george has basically morphed into 80% of kevin durant's offense and 125% of his defense, frankly a shocking leap for a player his age who it seemed like we'd seen everything he had to show us. there's something to be said about the way russ has deferred to him this year, especially late in games, in a way he never even did with KD, but part of that might be russ's own (offensive) decline and maybe billy donovan's coaching. ultimately it's hard to make a case for george when the other major candidates either have better numbers than him or are doing just as much to help their teams, but he's deserving of a top 3 vote

k3vin k., Thursday, 28 February 2019 19:23 (three weeks ago) Permalink

100 otm. Only really included kd and Steph if they end up with the best record and one of them goes nuts from here on out. Jokic needs a narrative push and a huge finish to the season but even then it’s a big stretch to overcome those three.

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 28 February 2019 19:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

agreed that giannis/harden/george are your real options. from a marketing perspective, if the bucks end up winning the east (and they likely will), i presume you give it to giannis as a way to stir up some MUST SEE TV vibes. Otherwise, barring a massive collapse, you back-to-back harden. george doesn't have the name recognition with the general public and, in a year with lebron maybe not making the playoffs, i think the NBA won't take the risk.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 28 February 2019 19:54 (three weeks ago) Permalink

well the NBA doesn’t dictate who wins, and the votes are due at the end of the regular season, not during/after the playoffs

k3vin k., Thursday, 28 February 2019 21:55 (three weeks ago) Permalink

further reading from amico

and harper

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 28 February 2019 21:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink

xp i thought mvp was announced during playoffs, my bad
and yes, votes are from the journalistic community but allow me my tinhat to conflate sportspress with nba in the belief that there's some common goals as far as pulling attention is concerned for both

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 1 March 2019 00:30 (three weeks ago) Permalink

insofar as "narrative" matters to voters, perhaps. and the award is announced during the playoffs, but is voted on before them

k3vin k., Friday, 1 March 2019 02:43 (three weeks ago) Permalink

jesus harden, 40% usage rate?

voodoo chili, Friday, 1 March 2019 05:46 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yeah. you'd think the opposing players would try guarding him, am I right?

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 1 March 2019 06:34 (three weeks ago) Permalink

alright im leaning harden again

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Monday, 4 March 2019 20:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Friday, 8 March 2019 00:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Saturday, 9 March 2019 00:01 (one week ago) Permalink

good piece

Jeff Bathos (symsymsym), Thursday, 14 March 2019 01:23 (one week ago) Permalink

it seems that this is one of the first years in a while that it's tough to find enough worthy players to fill out both the forward and the guard spots

k3vin k., Wednesday, 20 March 2019 17:42 (two days ago) Permalink

giannis gonna win it

lag∞n, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 17:42 (two days ago) Permalink

PG normalized after his hot streak which he does every year (shooting splits since asb 38/31)
JH also came down to earth a bit, to be expected after he got his squad back and could chill a bit (shooting splits post asb 41/27)

Giannis has increased his 3p% by a whole point post asb and everything else has maintained. Bucks are going to have the best record. It's his.

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 17:51 (two days ago) Permalink

also hes lovable

lag∞n, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 17:53 (two days ago) Permalink


lag∞n, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 17:57 (two days ago) Permalink

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