2018-19 Player of the Year Discussion Thread

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2018-19 Player of the Year Discussion Thread 

Post#1 » by ardee » Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:37 am

Mods please sticky.

Last couple years we've just had it all year so why not just go with it.

I would currently go:

1. LeBron James (clearly still the best, his defense is back and he has the Lakers overperforming after the initial rough start)
2. Giannis Antentomoumpo (the only other superstar who has so far played almost all the games)
3. Stephen Curry (per game basis he might be the best player in the league but he's missed a bunch of games)
4. Kawhi Leonard (same, I think he's better than Giannis but missed games hurt him)
5. Anthony Davis (very high highs but has had a few bad games too)

6-10 would be Embiid, Jokic, Lowry, Lillard and Durant in some order.
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Post#2 » by Dr Spaceman » Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:15 am

This is the most wide open year I can remember. Right now I’d probably have Embiid at 1, but a lot will change.
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Post#3 » by Dupp » Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:11 am

Crazy deep year/ start when the reining mvp averaging 29/5/7/2.5 and 4 threes can’t get a mention.
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Post#4 » by Dr Spaceman » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:24 am

Dupp wrote:Crazy deep year/ start when the reining mvp averaging 29/5/7/2.5 and 4 threes can’t get a mention.


He’s actually also the league leader in steals per game right now too.

But yeah these discussions aren’t super objective, Harden won’t get press until his team starts performing better and likely won’t get enough attention if he’s perceived as taking a step back even if his performance is still elite.
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Post#5 » by HeartBreakKid » Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:11 pm

Isn't it always wide open at this point in the year? Unless its like 2012 style where there is only one real superstar ala LBJ, it's usually quite open ended before 1/4th of the season is done.
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Post#6 » by eminence » Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:39 pm

Gasol has to be the surprise of the season so far (at this level), turned back the clock with ease. Giannis would probably be my top pick as of now. Kawhi has not impressed me in Toronto, I'd have Lowry far ahead of him as of now. Lots of guys starting slow (LBJ, Harden, CP3, Westbrook, Gobert, Kawhi, Dray) for various reasons. Curry positioned to look really good if he can make a fairly quick return.
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Post#7 » by r0drig0lac » Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:47 pm

for while
1- Giannis
2- Joel
3- Lebron
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Post#8 » by Colbinii » Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:53 pm

Right now I have no order, but their are 10 players playing like PoY candidates. Once some players fall down to earth and the good teams start winning we will see. It should be a fun year though.
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Post#9 » by ardee » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:10 am

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Post#10 » by Texas Chuck » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:34 pm

Typically we discuss all awards here, no?

I think DPOY is interesting as some of the usual players: Gobert,Draymond, Roberson, Kawhi, Embiid don't seem like candidates at this point.

should Marc Gasol be the early favorite?
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Post#11 » by Jaivl » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:45 pm

Texas Chuck wrote:Typically we discuss all awards here, no?

I think DPOY is interesting as some of the usual players: Gobert,Draymond, Roberson, Kawhi, Embiid don't seem like candidates at this point.

should Marc Gasol be the early favorite?

Steven Adams maybe.
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Post#12 » by bondom34 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:17 pm

Think MIP is the one that gets me this year. Fox, Sabonis, Vuc has been great, TJ Warren. Tons of guys. Deep rookie class but Doncic seems favored. DPOY has a few as well.
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Post#13 » by Texas Chuck » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:47 pm

Jaivl wrote:
Texas Chuck wrote:Typically we discuss all awards here, no?

I think DPOY is interesting as some of the usual players: Gobert,Draymond, Roberson, Kawhi, Embiid don't seem like candidates at this point.

should Marc Gasol be the early favorite?

Steven Adams maybe.


I knew I had to be missing someone else obvious. Thanks. Yeah he should definitely be in the conversation tho I wonder if PG's rep will siphon votes away like Bowen used to do to Duncan?
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Post#14 » by Texas Chuck » Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:50 pm

Also, is it too homerific for me to say Barea deserves at least a mention for 6MOY? I know his efficiency is poor and his defense is pathetic, but Dallas is .500 on the back of its bench as Luka is the only starter to not be a major negative and JJ is clearly the engine of the bench.
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Post#15 » by Colbinii » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:10 am

Is it possible for Derrick Rose to win MIP?
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Post#16 » by Trundle » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:37 am

Texas Chuck wrote:Typically we discuss all awards here, no?

I think DPOY is interesting as some of the usual players: Gobert,Draymond, Roberson, Kawhi, Embiid don't seem like candidates at this point.

should Marc Gasol be the early favorite?


Gasol is DPOTY right now, but if Covington will continue to play at current level, then he is no 1. Since the trade Wolves have 2nd best defense (and are very close to being the best), while before were 2nd worse. How he transformed that team on defensive end is amazing.
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Post#17 » by Statlanta » Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:58 am

Player of the Year: Kyle Lowry
2. Giannis
3. Embiid
4. Davis
5. Curry

Actual awards
MVP: Giannis
DPOY; Steven Adams
MIP: Pascal Siakam
6MOY: Domantas Sabonis
COY: Doc Rivers
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Post#18 » by Colbinii » Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:13 pm

OrlandoTill wrote:Player of the Year: Kyle Lowry
2. Giannis
3. Embiid
4. Davis
5. Curry

Actual awards
MVP: Giannis
DPOY; Steven Adams
MIP: Pascal Siakam
6MOY: Domantas Sabonis
COY: Doc Rivers


Are these your predictions?
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Post#19 » by Statlanta » Sat Dec 1, 2018 12:01 am

Colbinii wrote:
OrlandoTill wrote:Player of the Year: Kyle Lowry
2. Giannis
3. Embiid
4. Davis
5. Curry

Actual awards
MVP: Giannis
DPOY; Steven Adams
MIP: Pascal Siakam
6MOY: Domantas Sabonis
COY: Doc Rivers


Are these your predictions?


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Re: 2018-19 Player of the Year Discussion Thread 

Post#20 » by Trundle » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:25 am

Raptors are 7-1 without Leonard, all games on the road. It's also another season, when his team is better on defense without him.
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