Here you can see the article where ESPN picks for every award
Derrick Rose is a run away winner for the MVP while Tom Thibodeau has a fairly commanding lead for coach of the year. The funniest thing about this though is if you look at all defensive team, guess who's got a first place vote?
Keith Bogans from Dr. Jack Ramsey.
I love listening to Dr. Jack on the radio, and I love the Bulls, but really? Hey if you want to give a perimeter player on the Bulls a DMVP it should be Deng or possibly Brewer, but Bogans?
Look, I'm not trying to stir up any undue Bogans hatred here. He's been a good guy in his role of providing some depth and decent play for a guy that's just supposed to chew up some minutes without killing you, but DMVP?
So back to the main point, it's great to see that John Hollinger insanity has not spread through the ranks of the rest of ESPN. I don't know how many (if any) of these people are voters, but it certainly looks like Rose has an insurmountable lead from the first public poll we've had of intelligent basketball voices.
(yes, I know we all think we're smarter than the beat writers, but usually we're really not)
Derrick Rose looks like a lock to become the youngest MVP in the history of the league. Let's see if he can back it up by bringing a championship back to Chicago.