phanman wrote:I've got Jerami Grant with a huge lead to win that MIP award. After spending his OKC and DEN stints as a energy-defensive big picking his spots to score and hit the open 3, his transition to an efficient #1 option in Detroit is shocking. Especially since he plays alongside a front court of Griffin who is struggling immensely and Plumlee.
23.7pts(+11.7), 5.8reb(+2.3), 2.9ast(+1.7) on a 58.85%TS or 45/40/87 split in 35.9mpg as a plus +17.2 on the court.
How about Malik Beasley then as well. From bench fodder scorer off 20 min/g in Denver to starting role with Timberwolves.
20.1ppg(+9.1), 5reb(+2.3), 2.2ast(+0) on a 57.3% TS or 46/38/87 split in 31.7mpg and 16fga/g. Looks like Grant as a slight edge but it's close and Beasley has been heating up lately.
big games like some of these...
67/50/100 for 29 pts in 31 mins
56/44/100 for 20 pts in 30 mins
63/60/100 for 25 pts in 38 mins on 10/16 FG, 3/5 3FG, 2/2 FT, 7 rb, 5 ast, 1 st, 2 bl against his old Denver team
62/50/100 for 21 pts in 26 mins
50/50/100 for 24 pts in 35 mins
Or incomplete games like...
56/64/0 for 29pts in 40 mins on 11/20 FG and 7-11 3FG Because the refs don't seem to want to give him much of any foul shots. I think he's averaging two FT shots a game and probably averaging four non-calls a game.