Heej wrote:2 questions:
1)How do you guys view MIP? (I think after mulling it over I will replace Murray with Robinson, but I feel like Luka is the Crux of that question)
2)Does anyone else feel weird about voting for Dragic for 6MOTY or am I just weighting the playoff/bubble results too much?
1. Hardest award for me to settle on because of Luka type questions. I feel like the heart of the issue is that it's not really intended to be given to the Most Improved Player so much as the "Guy who surprised us by getting a lot better and didn't get a bunch of other accolade love". If you go by the actual name of the award, it's Luka. If you go by the intention of the award, it's not Luka.
All I know is that when people actually get behind a Luka-type I feel silly being one of the group telling them they're wrong.
2. I voted Dragic as 6MOY while also feeling weird about it.
The thing is that the 6MOY is generally intended to be a guy whose stand out moments came as a 6th Man. Based on the actual definition of the award - spending enough of your time as a 6th man - Dragic was the best of the eligible players this year and he should get it. But I'd totally understand the shape of his season making someone not vote for him.
In the end, if the guys who were in the 6MOY lead pre-Bubble had performed well in the Bubble, I'd probably have stuck with them. But they didn't. The Clipper duo got exposed, and Schroder really just feels pretty meh to me.
You start looking down the voting list then and your eyes hit Dragic and it's just like "Yes, he was the best player on this list this year."
I will also say: As with the MIP, the 6MOY is intended to give players a chance for accolade love who otherwise wouldn't get any, and Dragic soooooo deserves some accolade love.
Hey: With what's going on in the world, my fuse is shorter than it used to be, and it's leading my lose my cool and then go on self-imposed breaks from things (such as RealGM). Please try to keep it civil, and I'll be looking to do the same.