Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Irrelevant MVP Award

The running for the NBA's Most Valuable Player is pretty tight right now. D-Wade, Lebron, and Kobe have all proven how valuable they are to their teams. But what about the players whose teams won't make it into postseason play? There are a bunch of teams that have been less than spectacular this year but have some amazing players. Only one of these players can be the Irrelevant MVP. Let's see our candidates.

Kevin Durant - Oklahoma City Thunder
Kevin Durant is one of the most exciting young players in the NBA right now. He has the ability to score from anywhere on the court and will only get better with time. He took over the Rookie/Sophomore game during All-Star Weekend with a 46 point performance and also won the H-O-R-S-E competition the next day. He's a player who could eventually be a real MVP.

Danny Granger - Indiana Pacers
Danny Granger is putting up good numbers this year. He's shown that he can be a great scorer from the inside and outside. He's also proven that he isn't afraid to go after the ball. In a game against the Celtics this year, he got his front teeth knocked out while going after a loose ball. A player this good definitely deserves to wear Antonio Davis's old number.

Chris Bosh - Toronto Raptors
Chris Bosh is a different kind of post player. He has some impressive moves in the paint and a good mid-range shot. He's a very long player who runs the floor well. He's also very good at giving people their weather forecast. He's fun to watch on the court and off.

Kevin Martin - Sacramento Kings
Kevin Martin is a great scorer. I think he's pretty underrated considering the numbers he puts up. The Kings don't have much going for them but Martin is a good player to build a team around.

Let me know who you think should win the Irrelevant MVP Award or if I missed someone that should be among these candidates. And don't say Walter Herrmann.

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