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  • Kyle Lowry Named Eastern Conference MVP of the Trimester... By Marc Stein

    Not bad I guess. Shoe-in for the All-Star games I guess..

    Marc Stein wrote:
    The numbers, as Adam Sandler might say this time of year, are really not too shabby.

    Averages of 25.4 points, 7.6 assists and 5.1 rebounds per game wrapped in a PER of 25.4 that still ranks No. 1 among every single basketball player whose address can be found on the Eastern half of the conference divide?

    I wish I were slipping in my old age like LeBron James.

    But you know by now how we operate at First Trimester time. Although LeBron could easily (and justifiably) serve as our selection here, it's true that we tend to favor candidates at this stage whose chances of figuring in the real-life MVP race come April are on the long-shot side.

    Just to show them a little love that likely won't be forthcoming later.


    Allow us, then, to slight King James for a trimester and focus on two lead guards playing the best ball of their lives. Ask us to pinpoint the most impactful player in the poor Leastern Conference so far and we find ourselves flip-flopping between Kyle Lowry and John Wall.

    Right.

    Might as well flip a coin.

    If you were forced to choose one to build around in drafting mode, Wall would naturally have the edge as a certifiable max guy known for playing at top gear. He awoke Friday morning averaging a robust 18.0 points, 10.5 assists and 4.7 boards, good for a PER of 21.3 as the high-speed force behind Washington's 20-8 start despite being forced to play without backcourt sidekick Bradley Beal for the season's first nine games.

    Statistically, though, Lowry has the edge for now. Narrowly.

    With All-Star backcourt mate DeMar DeRozan missing the entire month through injury, Lowry is shooting .407 on 3-pointers in December while hiking his PER into the NBA's top 10 at a heady 24.0. Lowry is basically a 20-8-and-5 guy now and has nudged Toronto all the way up to No. 2 in the league in offensive efficiency (111.7 points per 100 possessions) as well as No. 2 in average nightly point margin at a healthy plus-8.1.

    I'm guessing King James will understand, with his Cavs off to such an uneven start, once he reads those last two paragraphs again.

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    The Bold is a perfect example of why I think Stein is prick though.

  • #2
    He's right tho.
    KLOE won't be getting an MVP this season.

    UNLESS HE TAKES US ALL THE WAY TO THE SHIP!!!

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    • #3
      Joey wrote: View Post
      Not bad I guess. Shoe-in for the All-Star games I guess..



      The Bold is a perfect example of why I think Stein is prick though.
      no, no, no...you're talking about the "all star" game, not the "mvp game" The "all star" game is for commercial stars like Kyrie who tweaks his ankle going for a meaningless easy two points to add to his stats when his team is down 12 with 17 seconds left in the game. That's a winner!

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      • #4
        Surprised he chose Kyle over the more popular John Wall. They are the top 2 point guards in the East, with Kyle slightly ahead. No press is bad press, so I guess this is a positive for the Raptors being mentioned on ESPN, but this fag just can't resist sucking Lebron's dick eh.

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