Thirteen of the finest bloggers were asked their opinions on the awards given out to the best players this season.
Each voter was not required to vote on each category, and the voter could split their vote.
Here we go…
Rookie of the Year
Nikola Mirotic, Chicago Bulls- 15%
*WINNER* Andrew Wiggins, Minnsota Timberwolves- 85% *WINNER*
This was the most unanimous result from our squad. It would have been interesting to see how this would have gone with a healthy Jabari Parker on a not terrible Bucks team. It would also be interesting to see how many less votes Mirotic gets without that beard.
Defensive Player of the Year
Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans- 15%
*WINNER* Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors- 55% *WINNER*
Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz- 15%
Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs- 15%
Everyone’s favorite player this season wins Defensive Player of the Year award. He has been pretty great, and is going to make a ton of money in the off season. It’s a shame that Gobert and Leonard did not get more time this season. Also…no love for a certain Grizzly???
Sixth Man of the Year
Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls- 4%
Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz- 19%
Mo Speights Golden State Warriors- 7%
Isaiah Thomas- 31%
Tristan Thompson- 7%
*WINNER* Lou Williams- 38% *WINNER*
I can’t really comment on this one because I did not watch many Raptor games this year, but he is probably going to win this one. To think he was traded from Atlanta for literally nothing (for John Salmons, who was cut for tax relief).
UPDATE: Lou Williams has won NBA Sixth Man of the Year
Most Improved Player
Jimmy Butler- 18%
Anthony Davis- 9%
*WINNER* Rudy Gobert- 27% *WINNER*
Draymond Green- 18%
J.R. Smith- 9%
Klay Thompson- 9%
Hassan Whiteside- 9%
Finally, an award for the Stifle Tower. I am surprised that there was not more love for Whiteside, mostly because he was out of the NBA last season. I was the one who voted for J.R. Smith, mostly because he was total crap before getting traded to Cleveland and because I want to make this joke:
TASTELESS JOKE ABOUT LAYING PIPE HAS BEEN DELETED BECAUSE WE WOULD ALL LIKE TO KEEP OUR JOBS
Coach of the Year
Budezholder Budslenhowser Budenholder Buds, Atlanta Hawks- 77% *WINNER*
Jason Kidd, Milwaukee Bucks- 15%
Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs- 8%
Pretty unanimous reporting here for the Atlanta Hawks coach. Note the absolute zero love for Steve Kerr. Mama, there goes that man again indeed, Mark Jackson.
Most Valuable Player
*WINNER* Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors-64% *WINNER*
James Harden- 33%
Chris Paul- 3%
There was no wrong vote between the top two vote getter for this award. Whether you are #TeamHarden or #TeamCurry, both players were outstanding all season long. I voted for Harden because he drug that Rockets team to a two seed despite tons of injuries. However, Curry and the Warriors bombed everyone all season. There is no way to waste a vote here.
Speaking of wasting votes:
The C.GRRRBRR Least Valuable Player Award
Vince Carter, Memphis Grizzlies- 8%
Jeremy Lin Los Angeles Lakers- 8%
The Entire Clippers’ Bench- 8%
Kendrick Perkins, Cleveland Cavilers- 8%
Austin Rivers Los Angeles Clippers- 8%
*WINNER* Lance Stephenson, Charlotte Bobcats- 42% *WINNER*
Dion Waiters Oklahoma City Thunder- 17%
So Born Ready was the Born Loser this season. A dreadful 19% three point shooting percentage does not get very far. For everyone else:
- I won’t say who voted for Vince Carter, but his name starts with a J and ends with Jonah Jordan.
- Shout out to Chip Williams for his creative Clipper’s bench vote. They are going to need like 100 points a night out of their starters to push the Spurs.
- I voted for Austin Rivers because the Boston Celtics were literally about to demote him to the D-League till his dad traded for him. He literally would not be in the league if not for his dad. AND HE GETS PLAYING TIME…IN THE PLAYOFFS!!!!!!!!!
- Saying that, the winner of this award should be Dion Waiters. Dion Waiters season kinda played out like Lost. First there were a lot of people on the Waiters Island. Then he had three of the best five or ten players in the league on his team, stood around and called for the ball, and chucked like nobody's business. Want to know why Westbrook took so many shots? Because he was teammates with Dion Waiters. By the end of the season, not only is there no one left on Waiters Island, like on Lost there may have never been an island in the first place.
- One of my favorite moments on Chris Vernon’s Show this season was David Thorpe describing Kendrick Perkins as a terrible church league player.
- Hope Jeremy Lin saved his money.
The Grizzly Bear Blues All-NBA Team
The same thirteen amazing GBB bloggers were asked to list their own All-NBA team. Here’s how we did it.
-Just like the big boys, we voted for three all NBA Teams. First team selections receive 5 points, second team receive 3 points, and third team receive 1 point.
-Each team consisted of two guards, two forwards, and one center. Also, we may have fudged some of the positions. Want us to follow the rules…give us a vote NBA.
GBB ALL-NBA First Team
G- Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors- 65 points
G- James Harden, Houston Rockets- 61 points
F-LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers- 65 points
F- Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans- 63 points
C- Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies- 57 points.
GBB ALL-NBA Second Team
G- Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers- 33 points
G- Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors- 32 points
F- Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs- 35 points
F- LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Trailblazers- 27 points
F/C- Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs- 25 points
GBB ALL-NBA Third Team
G- Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder- 30 points
G- Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls- 8 points
F- Kyle Korver, Atlanta Hawks- 8 points
F- Paul Millsap, Atlanta Hawks- 8 points
C- DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings- 24 points
Also receiving votes
Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers- 6 points
John Wall, Washington Wizards- 5 points
Damian Lilliard, Portland Trailblazers- 1 point
Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers- 6 points
Draymond Green- 3 points
Pau Gasol, Chicago Bulls- 3 points
Zach Randolph, Memphis Grizzlies- 2 points
Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks- 6 points
DeAndre Jordan, Los Angeles Clippers- 4 points