You should not get an award for just playing basketball. Lets get that out the way in case you were thinking that. But certain rewards should be recognize. The NBA doesn’t always showcase there best talent. The create all these news stats but tend to only be locked in on a few players. The tend to focus on a trend which stems from the power teams in the NBA. You have to be a “sexy” player, what i mean by that is that NBA needs more faces then just Lerbon. In the league today at the top of the NBA there’s just a few bright stars. There are over 30 teams in the NBA and a handful of superstars. Showing different aspects of the game is reasons why stats were made.
New awards ideas
2016-2017 was a unforeseen season. Russell Westbrook won MVP but do you think he was the best player in the league that year? Lead the league in turnovers. That’s when you give the ball to the other team. In my opinion he shouldn’t of won MVP the thunder were team in 6th place in the west and they got an early exit in the playoffs in the 1st round. His team had the 10th best record in the entire league. I believe a MVP should be the best player on the team that has a top 5 record in the league.
The award Russell Westbrook should of been reward was most valuable to his team. Because without him his team would not have been as good. There are certain players that can carry teams to the playoffs and they have crazy numbers and they should be awarded for it. If he was the most valuable player in the league his team would of had a better record due to the face he is the best player in the league that elevated his teammates.
The most valuable player in the league last year was James Harden and to me the debate isn’t even close. Yes he finished 2nd that season in turnover’s but hear me out. His team finished with the 3rd best recorded in the league. He had a better shooting % and all around the same numbers while elevating his team.
One new award:
Award: “Most played minutes” during an NBA season needs to be recognized. The Iron man of the year 2017-2018 should be…
If you go to work everyday never complain, take on extra hours, and do whatever is best for the business. That makes you valuable. The same reason why NBA players who play a lot of minutes should be rewarded. You are dependable , reliable , and what you do in the game helps the team win. Or you wouldn’t even get the rewarded. Coaches aren’t going to give bad players more playing time. That’s just outright dumb and will be the quickest way coaches will get fired. We can even bring anyatlics in this for all yall numbers people. +/- simple plus/minus (www.basketball-reference.com) states that
“Box Plus/Minus (BPM) is a box score-based metric for evaluating basketball players’ quality and contribution to the team. It is the latest version of a stat previously called Advanced Statistical Plus/Minus; it is NOT a version of Adjusted Plus/Minus, which is a play-by-play regression metric.
BPM relies on a player’s box score information and the team’s overall performance to estimate a player’s performance relative to league average. BPM is a per-100-possession stat, the same scale as Adjusted Plus/Minus: 0.0 is league average, +5 means the player is 5 points better than an average player over 100 possessions (which is about All-NBA level), -2 is replacement level, and -5 is really bad.”
In simple terms, if a player is good his plus/minus will be high and if he’s playing the most minutes in the league with that stat, well let’s award him for that.
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