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    No Raptors winners, but more than a few Honourable Mentions.

    Curry is his MVP, then Leonard, James, Durant and Paul

    There are seven candidates for the last four spots: the four listed, plus Russell Westbrook, Kyle Lowry and Draymond Green. You could build an argument for James Harden, carrying the wheezing wraith of Houston on his back, but he showed up out of shape and played zippo defense for a would-be contender about to limp into the No. 8 spot with a win over the tanking Kings.

    Lowry became a superstar, always in hunched motion, waiting to spring into open space when you take a breath. He's just not as good as these other guys.
    Kerr for COY, followed by Pops and Stotts.

    The final spot came down to a bunch of guys whose teams play together, play hard and know who they are: Stotts, Dwane Casey, Brad Stevens, Steve Clifford, Erik Spoelstra, Dave Joerger, Quin Synder, Stan Van Gundy, Mike Budenholzer and Carlisle. The trio of Casey, Clifford and Stevens were the final, painful cuts; all of them have real arguments for the top spot.

    The Raptors love Casey, and play hard for him.
    Iguadala for 6th man, followed by Will Barton and, shockingly, Ed Davis.

    Patterson in the mix and Cojo and Biz with mentions.
    There are too many six-point, five-rebound nights for Davis to win this award, but he deserves a hard look. Patrick Patterson's candidacy suffers from the same lack of raw production, but his 3-point shooting at power forward and ability to guard multiple positions make him a key part of almost every successful Toronto lineup. He is much better than his traditional numbers suggest.
    This was just a brutal category.

    Additional apologies to: Crawford, Turner, Patterson, Thompson, Mirza Teletovic, Jeremy Lin, Shaun Livingston, Dennis Schroder, Clint Capela, Ryan Anderson, Jrue Holiday, Darren Collison, Patty Mills, Cory Joseph, Manu Ginobili, Bismack Biyombo and Matthew Dellavedova.
    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/15...-ballot-part-1
    If we knew half as much about coaching an NBA team as we think, we"d know twice as much as we do.

  • #2
    Zach Lowe always gives us love.

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    • #3
      mjt20mik wrote: View Post
      Zach Lowe always gives us love.
      Part of it is that he just tries to cover all 30 teams with insight. He wasnt wrong on any of those honorable mention.

      Was kind of hoping to see kyle or demar sneak in the back of the 'most improved' honorable mentions. Even Bismack.

      Also, how great is our bench that 3 guys are mentioned in 6th man of the year? Damn!
      It's Klaw Season. Time to hunt.

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      • #4
        More zach lowe awards came out today. All nba, all defense, all rookie.

        Lowry made 2nd team all nba. Derozan honorable mention, basically slotted him on roughly 5th team.

        Biyombo honorable mention for all defense. But not really close to making either of the top 2 teams

        http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/15...-ballot-part-2
        It's Klaw Season. Time to hunt.

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        • #5
          Pat is by far the most underrated Raptor by our fans and the league. He does everything with effort and intelligence. He plays strong defence and knocks down threes. He's this teams Robert Horry.

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          • #6
            Apollo wrote: View Post
            Pat is by far the most underrated Raptor by our fans and the league. He does everything with effort and intelligence. He plays strong defence and knocks down threes. He's this teams Robert Horry.
            In fact, He's been the one and only costant on the roster since we turned it around and became a winning team. He's the last one left from the Rudy gay trade. Demar kyle jv casey were all here when we were losers.
            It's Klaw Season. Time to hunt.

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            • #7
              it a honor just to be nominated

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