The Official MSG33 End Of Season Awards
I didnt reply initially because i wanted more time to think about it.
Rookie of the Year-Al Horford
Defensive Player of the Year-Marcus Camby
6th Man of the Year-Ginobli
Coach of the Year-MO Cheeks
MVP-I gave it to Kobe (no homo) for a couple reasons. I hate Michael Jordan and anything that helps me argue that kobe is greater makes me happy. Im hopin Kobe can win a couple more championships. Some of you may not respect the way I chose the MVP, well your not alone. I cant even respect it myself. But in my defense the Lakers were playing great before the acquisition of Pau Gasol. Kobe is playing better then ever while deferring to his teammates. Hes also a great defender, one of the best at the shooting guard position.
If you ask me what player has the biggest impact on their team, I would have to say Lebron James followed by Chris Paul. If the Hornets were in the East I dont think they would be as bad without Chris Paul as the Cavs would be without Lebron.
Rookie of the Year-I had to go with Horford over Durrant because the Hawks are in the playoffs and the Soncis are the worst team in the league.
Defensive Player of the Year-Averaging 3.6 blocks, Camby is the best shot blocker in the NBA. He is also the 2nd best rebounder, and his presence down low alters alot of shots.
6th Man of the Year-Ginobli brings toughness, offense, defense, passing, leadership, and teamplay off the bench. You cant ask for a better player coming off the bench. He got snubbed from the all-star game.
Most Improved Player of the Year-In my opinion Turkoglu has been a bigger part of the Magic then Rashard Lewis. His passying and offense have been a huge suprise at least to me. Hes a very smart and underrated player. I hate to admit this but I had to give Rondo some consideration for this award, he has progressed throughout the season and hes a very solid point guard now. We'll see how he does in the playoffs.
Coach of the Year-Mo Cheeks did an incredible job with the 76ers. I have to admit that at the beginning of the season the 76ers were the only team I was counting out in the East. They sonned me. Not only were they not the worst team but their in the playoffs. Im happy for them, its always good to see a team overachieve because of the large number of teams that underachieve (knicks, bulls, etc.) Great job done by Mo Cheeks, the former gm (i cant think of his name), and the entire 76ers team.