View Full Version : Stein names JO East MVP for first two trimesters

02-17-2004, 04:13 PM
East MVP of The First Two Trimesters: Jermaine O'Neal. It has to be a Pacer, and it has to be O'Neal. And if you have to ask for a justification, you haven't been watching. J-O's fury about Isiah Thomas' firing hasn't affected his performance one whit.

Full article here: http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/columns/story?columnist=stein_marc&id=1737274

02-17-2004, 05:13 PM
There's a link on the ESPN home page to vote for these catagories
yourself. Results so far:

EDIT - Here's the link: http://proxy.espn.go.com/chat/sportsnation/polling?event_id=576

1) Best Performance?

66.0% Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves)

14.2% Peja Stojakovic (Sacramento Kings)

8.5% Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs)

6.8% Jermaine O'Neal (Indiana Pacers)

4.5% Baron Davis (New Orleans Jazz)

2) Best Director?

21.2% Hubie Brown (Memphis Grizzlies)

15.9% Jerry Sloan (Utah Jazz)

15.7% Rick Carlisle (Indiana Pacers)

15.3% Flip Saunders (Minnesota Timberwolves)

14.2% Jeff Bzdelik (Denver Nuggets)

8.9% Terry Porter (Milwaukee Bucks)

4.4% Gregg Popovich (San Antonio Spurs)

4.3% Larry Brown (Detroit Pistons)

3) Best Supporting Player (on a winning team)?

39.0% Marcus Camby (Denver Nuggets)

26.3% Jim Jackson (Houston Rockets)

17.0% Hedo Turkoglu (San Antonio Spurs)

12.3% James Posey (Memphis Grizzlies)

5.3% Dan Gadzuric (Milwaukee Bucks)

4) Best Acquisition or Acquisitions?

60.1% Sam Cassell and Latrell Sprewell (Minnesota Timberwolves)

15.4% Stephon Marbury and Penny Hardaway (New York Knicks)

13.5% Brad Miller (Sacramento Kings)

11.0% Gary Payton and Karl Malone (Los Angeles Lakers)

5) Best Debut Performance?

60.6% LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers)

39.4% Carmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets)

6) Breakthrough Performance?

31.9% Michael Redd (Milwaukee Bucks)

27.0% Carlos Boozer (Cleveland Cavaliers)

24.5% Zach Randolph (Portland Trail Blazers)

16.7% Andrei Kirilenko (Utah Jazz)

7) Best Foreign Performance?

59.3% Peja Stojakovic (Sacramento Kings)

15.8% Yao Ming (Houston Rockets)

11.7% Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks)

10.8% Andrei Kirilenko (Utah Jazz)

2.4% Steve Nash (Dallas Mavericks)

8) Most Surprising Team?

46.0% Denver Nuggets

22.3% Memphis Grizzlies

16.1% Utah Jazz

14.3% Milwaukee Bucks

1.3% Seattle SuperSonics

9) Most Disappointing Team?

45.9% Orlando Magic

27.7% Philadelphia 76ers

12.3% Chicago Bulls

11.9% Phoenix Suns

2.1% Washington Wizards

10) Best Bet to Win NBA Finals?

28.9% Sacramento Kings

25.4% Los Angeles Lakers

24.1% Minnesota Timberwolves

11.5% San Antonio Spurs

6.0% Indiana Pacers

4.2% Dallas Mavericks

Total Votes: 15,678