6th Man & MIP Discussion

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Who do you currently think is more worthy of the Most Improved Player award?

Jerami Grant
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Christian Wood
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Post#1 » by bwgood77 » Fri Jan 29, 2021 7:22 pm

I figure with all the ROY and MVP discussion, which usually only centers around a handful of players, we could discuss the guys you think should be in the running or at least considered for these awards.

I will set polls based on who people mention in this thread at some point. I may also had DPOY to the discussion at some point too.
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Post#2 » by Muha_i_samolet » Fri Jan 29, 2021 7:39 pm

I hope a PF|C wins 6th man this time. We haven't had that in a while. But probably will be Clarkson from Utah... It's a "microwave scorer off the bench" award.
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Post#3 » by JustMoe » Fri Jan 29, 2021 7:42 pm

Muha_i_samolet wrote:I hope a PF|C wins 6th man this time. We haven't had that in a while. But probably will be Clarkson from Utah... It's a "microwave scorer off the bench" award.

Can't tell whether that's irony since a PF/C won just last season, or meant seriously since the award always went to guards the years before :-?
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Post#4 » by Muha_i_samolet » Fri Jan 29, 2021 7:45 pm

JustMoe wrote:
Muha_i_samolet wrote:I hope a PF|C wins 6th man this time. We haven't had that in a while. But probably will be Clarkson from Utah... It's a "microwave scorer off the bench" award.

Can't tell whether that's irony since a PF/C won just last season, or meant seriously since the award always went to guards the years before :-?


Oh, right, I totally forgot. I thought it was Lou again :lol: Ok, let's give it to a defensive big who rebounds, Taj Gibson style.
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Post#5 » by MTJazzv3 » Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:17 pm

Muha_i_samolet wrote:I hope a PF|C wins 6th man this time. We haven't had that in a while. But probably will be Clarkson from Utah... It's a "microwave scorer off the bench" award.


Clarkson is having a lot more than a volume microwave year right now. 17.9 ppg 4.6 rb 1.9 assists with an eFG% of 58.4 in 25 min/game. Those are borderline all star numbers. 6th man is his to lose so far.
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Post#6 » by jove9 » Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:21 pm

Christian Wood should be in the MIP discussion.
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Post#7 » by SeanieWard » Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:23 pm

Muha_i_samolet wrote:
JustMoe wrote:
Muha_i_samolet wrote:I hope a PF|C wins 6th man this time. We haven't had that in a while. But probably will be Clarkson from Utah... It's a "microwave scorer off the bench" award.

Can't tell whether that's irony since a PF/C won just last season, or meant seriously since the award always went to guards the years before :-?


Oh, right, I totally forgot. I thought it was Lou again :lol: Ok, let's give it to a defensive big who rebounds, Taj Gibson style.


You might get your wish. I think Chris Boucher on Toronto will win 6th man of the year this year

My pick for MIP is Jerami Grant with Christian Wood a close 2nd. They are the only 2 serious candidates this year imo
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Post#8 » by bisme37 » Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:47 pm

I like Grant for MIP at this point. Wood and Boucher are good choices too.

Another two guys who deserve to be in the convo are Embiid and Jaylen Brown. They prob won't win because they were already good, but they are vastly improved this season.
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Post#9 » by Bornstellar » Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:57 pm

Is Boucher coming off the bench still? I would hope Nurse realizes he needs to be starting for that team.

6th man right now is between Clarkson and Patty Mills. MIP I'm giving to Wood with Grant and then Boucher close behind
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Post#10 » by Texas Chuck » Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:58 pm

bisme37 wrote:I like Grant for MIP at this point. Wood and Boucher are good choices too.

Another two guys who deserve to be in the convo are Embiid and Jaylen Brown. They prob won't win because they were already good, but they are vastly improved this season.


Yeah the jump from very good to star is the biggest jump. I think Embiid was already a superstar though clearly having a career year to date. But what Jaylen has done greatly exceeds those other guys. Every year multiple guys step into bigger roles given new opportunities. Impressive and worthy of note, but Jaylen would be hands down my winner of this award.
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Post#11 » by niQ » Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:02 pm

MIP - I have Grant a bit ahead of Wood right now.
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Post#12 » by bstein14 » Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:06 pm

Grant and Wood both great choices for MIP. Pistons should have had them both!

6th man seems like its wide open this year.
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Post#13 » by Stribor » Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:06 pm

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Post#14 » by bisme37 » Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:24 pm

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bisme37 wrote:I like Grant for MIP at this point. Wood and Boucher are good choices too.

Another two guys who deserve to be in the convo are Embiid and Jaylen Brown. They prob won't win because they were already good, but they are vastly improved this season.


Yeah the jump from very good to star is the biggest jump. I think Embiid was already a superstar though clearly having a career year to date. But what Jaylen has done greatly exceeds those other guys. Every year multiple guys step into bigger roles given new opportunities. Impressive and worthy of note, but Jaylen would be hands down my winner of this award.


I'm happy to hear your take on Jaylen. I thought about saying he was my pick but thought I'd just sound like a homer haha. But yeah, he's playing better this season at age 24 than a lot of Celtics fans thought he'd be at his peak. Wasn't even an allstar last year and this year he's on pace for All NBA.
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Post#15 » by Priest24 » Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:39 pm

MIP

1. Grant
2. Wood
3. Brown
4.Randle
5. Sexton
Sleeper. Keldon Johnson

Sixth man is Clarkson
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Post#16 » by MTJazzv3 » Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:11 pm

Priest24 wrote:MIP

1. Grant
2. Wood
3. Brown
4.Randle
5. Sexton
Sleeper. Keldon Johnson

Sixth man is Clarkson


That is my list as well
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Post#17 » by clyde21 » Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:18 pm

this is a pretty stacked year for MIP, Grant, Wood, Randle, Sexton and Brown all have good cases for it, i'd even throw Sabonis in there as well
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Post#18 » by _qubik » Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:17 am

Well, I think its quite early to tell who are the 6MOY contenders.

But for MIP my opinions is that Grant and Woods are comfortably ahead of the competition. Grant is putting nice numbers, but Detroit is dreadful. Woods is putting slight worse numbers but is a important part in a team I think will make the playoffs.
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Post#19 » by bellabiyel » Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:22 am

mip wood or grant

6th man is clarkson to lose the way him and utah jazz are playing now
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Post#20 » by MrBigShot » Sat Jan 30, 2021 3:37 am

MIP should be Jerami Grant or Jaylen Brown imo. I think Grant probably made the biggest jump, going from role player just taking spot ups/finishing plays in transition or off cuts to a 1st option 24ppg scorer who can get his own shot. Honorable mention to Sexton. Jaylen Brown is just on another level right now and looks like he's gonna become a perennial MVP candidate over the next 5-7 years.

Wood was every bit this good last season actually (22/11 on excellent efficiency per 36), Casey just never gave him the mins because he sucks as a coach.
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