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 5 awards. Now, Sixth Man of the Year.
But before we move on... SSR has voted, and our choice for Rookie of the Year is... Kyrie Irving.
Irving wins the SSR ROY award with 75.4% of the vote. Here are the full results.
Kyrie Irving: 49 votes
Ricky Rubio: 11 votes
Iman Shumpert: 2 votes
Isaiah Thomas: 2 votes
Kenneth Faried: 1 vote
(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
The Candidates (in alphabetical order)
Taj Gibson, Chicago (7.7 PPG, 0.7 APG, 5.3 RPG, .495 FG%)
James Harden, Oklahoma City (16.8 PPG, 3.7 APG, 4.1 RPG, .491 FG%, .390 3P%)
Al Harrington, Denver (14.2 PPG, 6.1 RPG, 0.2 APG, .446 FG%, .333 3P%)
Jason Terry, Dallas (15.1 PPG, 3.6 APG, 2.4 RPG, .378 3P%)
Lou Williams, Philadelphia (14.9 PPG, 3.5 APG, 2.4 RPG, .362 3P%)
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 Sixth Man of the Year?
Taj Gibson, Chicago (0 votes)
James Harden, Oklahoma City (52 votes)
Al Harrington, Denver (3 votes)
Jason Terry, Dallas (1 vote)
Lou Williams, Philadelphia (4 votes)
Other (indicate by comment, or rec if already mentioned) (2 votes)
62 total votes