thkthebest wrote:What in the world is the argument for Tony Parker? Having the best record in the NBA? Lol! That would be almost as bad as Rose winning it last season. Who's second in MVP then? Luol Deng?
The MVP award is not "predetermined" in the preseason. If it were, Durant would have won it last season or will be winning one this season. Dirk wouldn't have won one. Rose wouldn't have won one last season.
I agree. Tony Parker is having a great year but I don't see the argument there.
If you just look at numbers and compare Tony Parker to other point guards, Chris Paul has had a much better year for instance.
Here are Chris Paul's numbers for this year:http://espn.go.com/nba/player/stats/_/i ... chris-paul
Russell Westbrrok's stats for this year:http://espn.go.com/nba/player/stats/_/i ... -westbrook
Tony Parker's stats for this year:http://espn.go.com/nba/player/stats/_/i ... ony-parker
If you're going to give the award to a point guard, it goes to Chris Paul. The Clippers are now relevant and he has had a better year compared to his peers.
Here's Lebron's numbers:http://espn.go.com/nba/player/stats/_/i ... bron-james
27 points per game on 48% shooting, not bad, team 2nd best in the conference.
Kevin Duranthttp://espn.go.com/nba/player/stats/_/i ... vin-durant
28 ppg on 49%! Team 2nd best in the conference.
Kobe Bryanthttp://espn.go.com/nba/player/stats/_/i ... obe-bryant
Low fg% hurts his chances compared to Durant and Lebron but I think defenses focus on him more than those guys due to the talent around them.
Kevin Lovehttp://espn.go.com/nba/player/stats/_/i ... kevin-love
Spectacular year, team not making the playoffs diminishes his chances.
Dwight Howard: immature drama queen behavior takes him out of the running
Derrick Rose: Missed too many games due to injury, team won without him.
Anyway, just looking at the numbers, I really don't see the argument for Tony Parker over Lebron, Durant or Kobe. I wouldn't choose Tony Parker for mvp over Chris Paul either, Clippers would be a lottery team without Paul plus Paul had a better year.
Personally I'd give the award to Lebron over Durant and Kobe due to his efficiency and he's a much better defender than Durant and his playmaking ability. Durant would be my second choice, Kobe my 3rd choice, then Chris Paul.