ESPN experts have no idea what they are talking about. Yahoo experts have no idea how to write. Fans elsewhere are just haters. Well, it is time for us to put up or shut up.
Silver Screen and Roll is chock full of fans who know their basketball, from the very top to even the most random and infrequent visitor. Let's put all that basketball knowledge, along with bluexfalcon's input, into determining who WE think should win the Big 6 awards. Now, Defensive Player of the Year.
But before we move on... SSR has voted, and our choice for Most Improved Player is... Andrew Bynum
Bynum wins what has been to this point the most tightly contested and also controversial SSR award. After an extended voting period and fuzzy math that would make Vladimir Putin proud, Bynum wins the MIP vote with 34.4% of the vote. Here are the full results.
Andrew Bynum: 33 votes
Jeremy Lin: 29 votes
Ryan Anderson: 18 votes
Nikola Pekovic: 10 votes
Greg Monroe: 4 votes
Kyle Lowry: 2 votes
(Each award will be up for about a half-week of voting and commenting. After the voting is in, the winner will be announced and we will move onto the next award.)
ROY: Kyrie Irving
SMOY: James Harden
MIP: Andrew Bynum
Tony Allen, Memphis
Tyson Chandler, New York
Dwight Howard, Orlando
Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City
Andre Iguodala, Philadelphia
Lebron James, Miami
Rajon Rondo, Boston
If you believe another player should win, vote "Other" in the poll and either write-in the player's name in a comment, or, if someone has already written-in that player's name in a comment, rec that comment. The number of recs (+1) will substitute for a poll option.
Who is the 2011-2012 Defensive Player of the Year?
Tony Allen, Memphis (3 votes)
Tyson Chandler, New York (18 votes)
Dwight Howard, Orlando (7 votes)
Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City (7 votes)
Andre Iguodala, Philadelphia (10 votes)
Lebron James, Miami (5 votes)
Rajon Rondo, Boston (1 vote)
Other (indicate by comment, or rec if already mentioned) (1 vote)
52 total votes