KrazyP wrote:Just_Somebody wrote:SlowPaced wrote:
Does it occur to you the possibility that people who weren't voting for Simmons and Mitchell but someone else (like Siakam) voted for Lowry this time? That's what happened in my case. I didn't vote for Simmons and I have yet to vote for Mitchell.
Raps fans coming into the picture may have played a role, but it's inaccurate to act like it tells the whole story.
Lowry was tied for 5th with 11 votes the last poll, and suddenly leads the next one with 99 votes (and counting). It's no coincident that the moment a Raptors player is chosen, the other Raps player gets an unbelievable jump in votes.
If you pay attention to the voting pattern in this project, the #2 voted player in a vote always gets picked in the next poll (exceptions: the injured Durant, and Jrue Holiday after a very close poll).
This is no co-incident and it's a little sad to see how a fanbase manipulates a very intriguing project.
Its a little sad to see fans get blinded by brands over substance.
Lowry wasn't a high draft pick, he doesnt have a major shoe deal and theres no flash to his game. That said, he makes a huge impact every time he's on the floor and clearly makes his team play better.
Lowry has finished #15, #9, #10, #7 and #25 overall in ESPN RPM the last 5 years and he's pretty much been consistently in the top 20 range of every advanced stat that measures actual impact.....that kind of stuff doesnt happen by fluke.
Lowry being voted #24 in this poll is perfectly inline with his actual impact.
This isn't about Lowry or any other player. This is about a fanbase that used their number advantage to get their own player voted.
And if you're really gonna use ESPN RPM to justify Lowry being picked, what would you say about CP3 being 12th, 1st, 2nd 3rd, 7th and 2nd in the years this stat is available?
Again. This isn't about Lowry. There's just no way to deny the fact that he was picked because Raps have the largest fanbase in here, as evidenced by previous votes he recieved and the circumstances with Siakam having just been voted.