Posts tagged "mvp watch"

Rose Will Be Named Youngest MVP in NBA History Tuesday

Rose Will Be Named Youngest MVP in NBA History Tuesday
22-year-old Derrick Rose will be announced as the NBA’s Most Valuable Player of the 2010-11 regular season on Tuesday, sources confirmed to the Chicago Tribune on Monday evening (K.C. Johnson): At 22 years, 7 months, Rose will become the youngest MVP in NBA history, supplanting 1969 winner and Hall of Famer Wes Unseld by roughly... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: April 13, 2011 -- Pruiti's Playoff Previews, Kobe & the Homophobic F-Word, Why LeBron is MVP

Catch n' Shoot: April 13, 2011 -- Pruiti's Playoff Previews, Kobe & the Homophobic F-Word, Why LeBron is MVP
For the best NBA playoff previews, go to NBAPlaybook.com. Sebastian Pruiti posted his complete Bulls-Pacers preview — which I reviewed — and is currently working on Heat-76ers and Celtics-Knicks. The West is shaping a bit more, as all NBA teams play on Wednesday, the final night of the season (Zach Lowe, The Point Forward): 1.)... Read more »

Horny Notes: April 11, 2011 -- Bulls at the Top, the Rest Question, Brewer's Immense Defensive Value, the "MVP Conversation"

Horny Notes: April 11, 2011 -- Bulls at the Top, the Rest Question, Brewer's Immense Defensive Value, the "MVP Conversation"
The Bulls are #1 in the Schedule-Adjusted Offensive and Defensive Ratings. (Neil Paine, Basketball-Reference) Everything besides “don’t count out [insert historically good or high hoped team here]” says the Bulls should get to the Finals and put on a show, if not win it all. That said, if Noah isn’t a double-double machine, fuck hoping... Read more »
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Hollinger: No Way to Define MVP in Rose's Favor

Hollinger: No Way to Define MVP in Rose's Favor
John Hollinger at ESPN wrote his annual full MVP analysis article. In the chat that followed, he listed the common arguments for a player as MVP and noted that all of those arguments favor at least one other player over D-Rose. In his Mar. 31 “Per Diem” at ESPN, John Hollinger calls the coronation of... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: March 29, 2011 -- KD-RussWest Individual Clutchiness, LeBron's Most Valuable-ness, Parity's Questionable Valuable-ness

Catch n' Shoot: March 29, 2011 -- KD-RussWest Individual Clutchiness, LeBron's Most Valuable-ness, Parity's Questionable Valuable-ness
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook really don’t connect in so-called “clutch possessions.” FTR, I don’t believe in clutchiness. LeBron James is still the most productive player in the NBA this season. How you want to define “value” is a story in itself and always fully deserving of scrutiny, but LeBron’s production is almost unmatched. The... Read more »

Horny Notes: March 28, 2011 -- Magic Numbers, Bulls-Sixers Preview, Debating the MVP

Horny Notes: March 28, 2011 -- Magic Numbers, Bulls-Sixers Preview, Debating the MVP
This picture is beautiful: Sorry about no recap for the Bulls-Bucks game. Saturday and Sunday, I had to input midterm grades and spend some time a certain someone. Of course, the time I had to write the recap, I had technical issues and didn’t want to take away from that personal time — after a... Read more »
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Catch n' Shoot: March 10, 2011 -- Omer's Value, KD's Heroics, Dunk Porn Galore, Pastel Oden

Catch n' Shoot: March 10, 2011 -- Omer's Value, KD's Heroics, Dunk Porn Galore, Pastel Oden
Over the summer, Derrick Rose shot “at least 1,000 treys a day from a variety of angles.” Yes. The value and character of Omer Asik, a great profile by Steve Aschburner at NBA.com. Kurt Helin has Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Derrick Rose, Dirk Nowitzki, and Kobe Bryant on his five-man MVP ballot. I don’t disagree with this... Read more »

On 'MVP Conversation' Logic: Rose's MVP Case Isn't 'Self-Evident'

On 'MVP Conversation' Logic: Rose's MVP Case Isn't 'Self-Evident'
A comment I made on a blog post quoting myself with other knowledgeable analysts, who happen to be Bulls fans, denying that it’s so “self-evident” that Derrick Rose is the NBA MVP. Ricky O’Donnell edits the fine Tremendous Upside Potential blog and posted comments of mine, “Blog-a-Bull” editor “Your Friendly Bulls Blogger,” and “Ball Don’t... Read more »

Bulls 'Grind' Out Defensive Battle With CP3-less Hornets

Bulls 'Grind' Out Defensive Battle With CP3-less Hornets
The Bulls had to work and exchange small runs with the Hornets for a 85-77 win. “When we play good defense, rebound, have low turnovers — jeez, I sound like Thibs — we usually win,” Joakim Noah said after the Bulls (44-18) beat the Hornets (37-29) 85-77 at the United Center on Monday. It marked... Read more »
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Catch n' Shoot: March 8, 2011 -- Winning Rose, Misty-Eyed Heatles, Clutchiness, SVG on 'Stern der Führer'

Catch n' Shoot: March 8, 2011 -- Winning Rose, Misty-Eyed Heatles, Clutchiness, SVG on 'Stern der Führer'
Derrick Rose, winning: True Shooting Percentage carries a very low margin of error. Of course, no metric is without error, but I’m not sure any commonly accepted have a wider margin of error than human eyes and brains. Not saying it’s the argument, but Rose’s .TS% ranked in the 70s among qualified leaders and in... Read more »