Sunday, January 27, 2008

Wojnarowski's Midway Mark Shockers

The long version.

The short version: Kobe Bryant is the MVP because he's due, Joakim Noah is a bust because he "deserves to be judged a little harsher," and Danny Ainge is the Executive of the Year because Po-Z was such a great pick-up.

Ugh. Ugh. Ugh. Bryant doesn't lead the league in any meaningful statistical category. In fact, he isn't even among the top 5 PER, and Win Shares leaders. The idea that he's due is irrelevant to an award based on 2007-08 alone, and Bryant never truly lost an MVP award anyway.

Noah's team plays better with him on the court. David Thorpe has a creepy fetish for things that happen on the court, and Noah is the rookie leader in PER. He seems to be performing just like an older, ready-to-contribute guy should. Shouldn't the other two-time NCAA champ who went to school with Noah (and was drafted higher) get the same amount of extra criticism? I guess Corey Brewer has played so poorly no one even remembers who he is anymore.

Though I think any award Danny Ainge receives should be sent to Kevin McHale, I'll still be fair and link to the web page that shows how many less points the Celtics give up when Po-Z rides the pine. Now that takes intensity.

3 Comments:

Anonymous bullshooter said...

Instead of linking to some bland hack, why don't you get your guys together and give us your picks. That'd be a lot more interesting, even if it was just for the bulls. I couldn't care less what the more or less obscure MSM guys think.

2:42 PM  
Blogger Hot Shit College Student said...

Because I don't care. It was an easy opportunity to pat Noah on the back, pooh-pooh dumb ideas about Kobe, and rip Po-Z.

James, Garnett, and Paul are all playing real well though.

4:00 PM  
Blogger T Dizzle said...

I think calling Noah a bust is a bit of a stretch. I wasn't exactly happy they drafted him but at least he cares and the team does play better with him in than with Wallace.

1:20 PM  

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