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Shade
03-27-2004, 01:22 PM
With only 10 games remaining in the regular season, I think it's about time to dust off those ballots and place your votes for this year's NBA awards. I'll keep a running tally of everything and sticky the results when the regular season is over, for comparison to the actual awards. :)

Please bear in mind that this is the first time that I've done something like this, so if I forget anything (and I'm sure I'll forget something obvious :rolleyes:) like a category or something, please LMK and I'll add it. ;)

Now, on to the categories! :cool:

6th Man of the Year
Coach of the Year
Defensive Player of the Year
Most Improved Player
Most Valuable Player
Rookie of the Year

Hicks
03-27-2004, 02:50 PM
6th Man of the Year
Tough one. Earlier I might have said Antwan Jamison, now I don't know. I suppose Al's as likely as anybody, so I'll say that.

Al Harrington.

Coach of the Year
Hubie Brown

Defensive Player of the Year
Ron Artest

Most Improved Player
Michael Redd

Most Valuable Player
Kevin Garnett

Rookie of the Year
LeBron James

PaceBalls
03-27-2004, 03:01 PM
6th man = AL
CoY = Stav Van G, or hubie, or RickC
DPOY = Ron
MIP = Ron
MVP = KG with JO comin in 2nd
Rookie = melo

Southside_Pacer
03-27-2004, 03:04 PM
6th Man of the Year Al Harrington

Coach of the Year Jerry Sloan

Defensive Player of the Year Ron Artest

Most Improved Player Zach Randolph

Most Valuable Player Kevin Garnett

Rookie of the Year LeBron James

Kstat
03-27-2004, 03:07 PM
6th man-Al Harrington

Coach of the year: Jerry Sloan

Defensive Player of the Year- Ron Artest

Most improved- Zach Randolph

MVP- Kevin Garnett

ROY- LeBron James

able
03-27-2004, 03:09 PM
6th man-Al Harrington

Coach of the year: Hubie Brown

Defensive Player of the Year- Ron Artest

Most improved- Zach Randolph

MVP- Jermain O'Neal

ROY- Carmelo Anthony

Suaveness
03-27-2004, 03:17 PM
6th man- Jamison

Coach: Sloan

Defense: Ron

MI: Randolph or Redd

MVP:Garnett

ROY: Wade or Anthony

edit: After getting yelled at by Kstat, I change it to:

1. Anthony
2. Bron
3. Wade

:laugh:

dipperdunk
03-27-2004, 03:20 PM
6th man: Harrington

Coach of the year: Hubie

Defensive Player of the Year: Artest

Most improved: Randolph

MVP: Garnett

ROY: LeBron

Jose Slaughter
03-27-2004, 04:03 PM
6th Man of the Year: Harrington

Coach of the Year: Hubie up til about a month ago it was Sloan.

Defensive Player of the Year: Artest

Most Improved Player: Brad Miller Except for his FT% he has improved in every statistical catagory. Check out his stats from NBA.Com

http://www.nba.com/playerfile/brad_miller/index.html?nav=page

Assist form 2.6 to 4.4, blocks from .59 to 1.17

I know it'll go to Randolph, Redd or Boozer but their stats are boosted by a big increase in minutes played. Brad is playing slighly more than 5 more MPG than last season.

Most Valuable Player: Garnett

Rookie of the Year: James I wish Hinrich would get it, this kid is the next big time point guard. Stepped in as a rookie at the hardest position on the floor & is "the man". Considering what the Bulls have done this season, Hinrich is nothing short of amazing.

Will Galen
03-27-2004, 04:20 PM
6th Man of the Year
Al Harrington.

Coach of the Year
Hubie Brown

Defensive Player of the Year
Ron Artest

Most Improved Player
Zach Randolph

Most Valuable Player
Kevin Garnett

Co-Rookie of the Year
LeBron James/ Carmelo Anthony[/quote]

obnoxiousmodesty
03-27-2004, 04:29 PM
6th Man of the Year: Al Harrington
Coach of the Year: Jerry Sloan
Defensive Player of the Year: Ron Artest
Most Improved Player: Zach Randolph
Most Valuable Player: Kevin Garnett
Co-Rookies of the Year: Lebron James & Carmello Anthony

Arcadian
03-27-2004, 04:51 PM
6th Man of the Year: Harrington

Coach of the Year: H. Brown

Defensive Player of the Year: Artest

Most Improved Player: Boozer

Most Valuable Player: K.G.

Rookie of the Year: James

MSA2CF
03-27-2004, 04:58 PM
6th Man of the Year

Al Harrington

Coach of the Year

Hubie Brown

Defensive Player of the Year

Andrei Kirilenko

Most Improved Player

Carlos Boozer

Most Valuable Player

Jermaine O'Neal

Co-Rookies of the Year

LeBron James & Carmelo Anthony

Mourning
03-27-2004, 05:21 PM
I'm afraid I'm not terribly original, but hey, that wasn't a requirement that had to be met ;), so here goes:

6th Man of the Year
Antawn Jamison - Dallas Mavericks


Coach of the Year
Hubie Brown - Memphis Grizzlies


Defensive Player of the Year
Ron Artest - Indiana Pacers


Most Improved Player
Michael Redd - Milwaukee Bucks


Most Valuable Player
Kevin Garnett - Minnesota Timberwolves


Rookie of the Year
Lebron james - Cleveland Cavaliers

I had some trouble picking the MIP, as there are some very decent candidates in Carlos Boozer, Brad Miller, Zach Randolph, but also a player like Andrei Kirilenko who already was pretty good, but burst loose this season after the Stockton-Malone tandem left. I gave Redd the nod though. He's not only a brilliant sharpshooter he also plays defence, leads his team and has a variety of moves, besides having decent cout vision himself too, besides I had to give Milwaukee something as they have done very well this season in my opinion.

Regards,

Mourning :cool:

indytoad
03-27-2004, 05:23 PM
6th Man of the Year
Antawn Jamison

Coach of the Year
Hubie Brown

Defensive Player of the Year
Ben Wallace

Most Improved Player
Zach Randolph

Most Valuable Player
Kevin Garnett

Co-Rookie of the Year
LeBron James/ Carmelo Anthony
(I was totally gonna vote for this before I saw Will's post...really)

And just for fun...

All-NBA First Team
F: Kevin Garnett
F: Tim Duncan
C: Shaquille O'Neal
G: Kobe Bryant
G: Jason Kidd

All-NBA Second Team
F: Jermaine O'Neal
F: Peja Stojakovic
C: Ben Wallace
G: Tracy McGrady
G: Allen Iverson

All-NBA Third Team
F: Dirk Nowitski
F: Paul Pierce
C: Yao Ming
G: Sam Cassell
G: Baron Davis

All the injuries this year made this harder than I thought it would be. So I mostly just disregarded all but the worst ones.

All-Defensive First Team
F: Ron Artest
F: Kevin Garnett
C: Ben Wallace
G: Kobe Bryant
G: Doug Christie

All-Defensive Second Team
F: Tim Duncan
F: Andrei Kirilenko
C: Shaquille O'Neal
G: Gary Payton
G: Jason Kidd

IndyToad
The bright light

Ryan
03-27-2004, 06:06 PM
6th Man of the Year: Antawn Jamison
Coach of the Year: Stan Van Gundy
Defensive Player of the Year: Ron Artest
Most Improved Player: Zach Randolph
Most Valuable Player: Jermaine O'Neal.
Rookie of the Year: Lebron James

SkipperZ
03-28-2004, 02:03 AM
6th Man of the Year
Al Harrington

Coach of the Year
Rick Carlisle

Defensive Player of the Year
Ron Artest

Most Improved Player
Ron Artest

Most Valuable Player
Jermaine O'neal

Rookie of the Year
James Jones

The best part is you can make a case for all my picks except for James Jones... but my real picks (and runner up) are...

6th Man
Rafer Alston (Al Harrington)

Coach
Hubie Brown (Rick Carlisle)

Defensive Player
Ron Artest (Ben Wallace)

Most Improved
Carlos Boozer (Rafer Alston)

Most Valuable
KG (Jermaine O'neal)

Rookie
King James (Carmelo or Wade depending on if Denver makes the playoffs)

All-NBA First Team
F: Kevin Garnett
F: Jermaine O'neal
C: Shaquille O'Neal
G: Kobe Bryant
G: Sam Cassell

All-NBA Second Team
F: Tim Duncan
F: Peja Stojakovic
C: Ben Wallace
G: LeBron James
G: Jason Kidd

All-NBA Third Team
F: Ron Artest
F: Kenyon Martin
C: Yao Ming
G: Mike Bibby
G: Baron Davis

All-Defensive First Team
F: Ron Artest
F: Tim Duncan
C: Ben Wallace
G: James Posey
G: Jason Kidd

All-Defensive Second Team
F: Jermaine O'neal
F: Kevin Garnett
C: Shaquille O'Neal
G: Kobe Bryant
G: AK-47

(I know Kirilenko isnt a guard but damn theres a lot of forwards who deserve to be on that list. So I cheated. Sue Me. For the record my real G pick would probably be Eddie Jones)

efx
03-28-2004, 02:17 AM
6th man: Al Harrington
Coach of the year: Jerry Sloan
Defensive Player of the year: Ron Artest
Most improved player: Andrei Kirilenko
MVP: Kevin Garnett
Rookie of the year: Lebron James

Cactus Jax
03-28-2004, 02:33 AM
6th man: Al Harrington
Coach of the Year: Hubie Brown
Defensive Player of the Year: Ron Artest
Most Improved Player: Zack Randolph
MVP: Kevin Garnett
Rookie of the Year: Lebron James (Not sure how you can go with Melo here, James is twice as good as Melo and that will show in the next few years. Melo is Glenn Robinson with a bit more intensity on the defensive end, but is still really just a jump shooter.)

Roaming Gnome
03-28-2004, 11:18 AM
6th Man of the Year
Al Harrington

Coach of the Year
Jerry Sloan

Defensive Player of the Year
Ron Artest

Most Improved Player
Carlos Boozer

Most Valuable Player
Kevin Garnett

Rookie of the Year
LeBron James

cramerica
03-28-2004, 12:05 PM
6th Man of the Year - Al Harrington
Coach of the Year - Hubie Brown
Defensive Player of the Year - Ron Artest
Most Improved Player - Anthony Johnson
Most Valuable Player - KG
Rookie of the Year - Lebron