TC, C'mon man.
93 percent of you will say Lin, my vote goes Novak
TC, C'mon man.
Novak has been a huge surprise and may be deadlier than Ray Allen (Yeah, I went there)
However MVP for the 1st half HAS GOT TO BE Jeremy Lin. Where would we be if he did not step up? He absolutely carried us to a 7 game win streak when STAT & Melo were out. Now we're 5 games behind 3rd seed Orlando. So, my vote goes to Lin
I think it's a tie between Lin and Chandler. Where would we be without Lin? Probably still 7 games below .500. And Chandler has improved our D tremendously and is having a career year.
After thinking about it... Yeah, I have to put Chandler right there with Lin. An absolute workhorse and defensive stud. Biggest free agent steal last year.
It's got to be Lin. Chandler tried his best to carry us in the absence of a reliable Anthony and Stoudamire but wasn't able to. It all really turned around with the introduction of Lin. He's been the catalyst.
I will however give Chandler and Novak honorary mentions as they have been consistent and reliable (Novak has just been absurd)
No brainer for me. TC & Lin as Co-MVP's.
Chandler has been EVERYTHING we could have hoped for, and Lin is just...well, words can't do it justice.
Realistically Chandler, without a doubt.
But I don't think you should be so quick to discount the possibility of Lin being our MVP thus far. As AmareForPresident said, you really need to consider where we would probably be without Lin.
1. Tyson Chandler
(Fantastic player/guy/leader - deserves his huge contract)
2. Jeremy Lin
(Yes, it's only been 12 games or so, but he was the spark we desperately needed and he is for real and not a fluke.)
3. Jared Jeffries
(Might look funny, but he was nothing but sensational during our 7 game winning streak. He's still doing his job every single night on defense and also grabbing offensive rebounds. Underrated lockerroom guy and leader, probably the second best leader on this team from what I've heard.)
Honorable mentions: Steve Novak, Iman Shumpert, Melo (early in the season), Fields (after the emergence of Lin).
Tyson Chandler. no question.
1 quiggle x rate of motion/angle c of hypotenuse triangle = 93%?
I vote for Chandler. Girafferies defense deserves a ton of respect.