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Posted on: January 2, 2009 3:19 pm
Edited on: January 2, 2009 6:40 pm
 

End of the Year Mid-Season NBA Awards

M.V.P - most valuable player

1. LeBron James - F Cleveland Cavaliers - He has been unstoppable this year. If you would've asked me at the beginning of the year if the Cavaliers would be fighting for the NBA's best record I would've laughed. Don't get me wrong I expected them to be in the top 3 in the East, but didn't think they'd be so close to the Celtics.

GP: 30 - MIN: 36.4 - FG% .509 - 3PT% .281 - FT%.777 - STL 2.0 - BLOCKS 1.1 - REB 6.7 - AST 6.4 - PPG 27.5

2. Dwight Howard - F Orlando Magic - I love this guy. He's been playing with such intensity and has improved every aspect of his game. I think that summer trip to Beijing might have helped the young mans confidence. After all, he is Superman.

GP:29 - MIN 36.5 - FG% .547 - 3PT % .000 - FT%.565 - STL 0.9 - BLOCKS 3.7 - REB 13.8 - AST 1.4 - PPG 19.8

3. Chauncey Billups - G Denver Nuggets - Yes there are plenty of players in the league who have better numbers then Chauncey, but how many of those guys can say and be right that without him the team would be nowhere. The Nuggets were 1-3 before Chauncey arrived, since then they've gone 20-9. In the preseason the Nuggets were picked to either be the 8th seed or miss the playoffs entirely, now they're looking for home court advantage in the first round. HUGE change.

GP: 30 - MIN 35.3 - FG% .420 - 3PT% .399 - FT% .886 - STL 1.4 - BLK 0.2 - RPG 2.4 - AST 6.9 - PPG 17.6

 

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

1. O.J. Mayo - Grizzlies - This guys has been great and succeeded my expectations so far this year. I was never sold on Mayo going into the draft, his stats at USC were impressive but I thought there were a lot more players that were just as impressive last year. This year, new story, he easily wins this in my book. Rose is a great player and just as he is to the Bulls, Mayo is the Grizzlies.

2. Derrick Rose - Bulls - Rose is having a great year and would've been rookie of the year for me last year. But this is this year, SO FAR. The Bulls would be nowhere without him, but in my opinion the Grizzlies wouldn't have more then 2 wins without Mayo. Bulls would be a little more competitive then the Grizzlies would without Rose.

 

COACH OF THE YEAR

 1. Mike Brown - Cavaliers - As I mentioned in my case for Lebron for MVP, same goes for Brown. I didn't expect them to be as competitive as they are atop the east. Expected 55 wins, they're on pace for way more then that. Though the addition of Williams at PG is a lot of the reason for the fast start, Brown must also be givin credit for great game management and for not burning out Lebron after he played in Beijing this summer.

2. George Karl - Nuggets - This may seem wrong to most of you, but who thought the Nuggets would be in the top half of the Western Conference this year. Karl has finally gotten this team to commit to playing defense and with a bang. Nuggets are in the top 10 in both defensive and offensive efficiency ratings. Transition D is still a concern but it's getting better.

 

Well that's it kids for my '08 mid season awards. Left out most improved player and 6th man of the year as for now I think it's too close to call. See you for the real mid season after most teams hit the 41game mark. Happy New Year!

 

Posted on: December 31, 2008 12:59 pm
 

Cowher to the Broncos?

Will Bill Cowher be the next head coach of the Denver Broncos??

Obviously there have been no indications of this and this is just speculation, but it would be a great fit. If Cowher were to take any coaching jobs in the NFL that are currently available the Broncos make the most sense. It's easily the best coaching job available on the market right now. Go ahead try and argue it, the Jets are overshadowed by the Giants, the Lions, well they're the Lions, the Raiders - two words, Al Davis. That's another no. The Browns, no thanks.

Cowher would be smart to take the Broncos job, there may not be this kind of job available next season.

Here's why he fits.

He left Pittsburgh with a franchise QB, solid offense and an always good defense. He would come to Denver and have Jay Cutler, one of the premier quarter backs in the league. He'd be able to bring in some of his people as Shanahan was the active GM after firing Ted Sundquist last season. While the defense may not be good, he can make it good in a short time. The Broncos looked daisy like on defense, they didn't bump receivers off the line, instead gave them 10 yard cushions giving the quick out away on every play. Not to mention the weak safety play and lack of QB pressure. But the Broncos do have the 12th pick, look for it to be defensive.

In one offseason Cowher can turn this team around. He's got the offense and Pat Bowlen isn't scared to spend money so he can revamp the defense through free agency and the draft.

 Look for the Broncos and Cowher to make contact this week. Watch.

 
 
 
 
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