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, Most Improved Player.
But before we move on... SSR has voted, and our choice for Sixth Man of the Year is... James Harden.
Harden wins the SSR SMOY award with 81.3% of the vote. Here are the full results.
James Harden: 52 votes
Lou Williams: 4 votes
Al Harrington: 3 votes
George Hill: 2 votes
Ramon Sessions: 2 votes
Jason Terry: 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
SMOY: James Harden
The Candidates (in alphabetical order)
Ryan Anderson, Orlando (16.1 PPG, 7.7 RPG, .393 3P%)
Andrew Bynum, Los Angeles (18.7 PPG, 11.8 RPG, 1.9 BPG, .558 FG%, .200 3P%*)
Jeremy Lin, New York (14.6 PPG, 6.2 APG, 3.1 RPG, .446 FG%, .320 3P%)
Greg Monroe, Detroit (15.4 PPG, 9.7 RPG, 2.3 APG, .521 FG%)
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 Most Improved Player?
Ryan Anderson, Orlando (18 votes)
Andrew Bynum, Los Angeles (33 votes)
Jeremy Lin, New York (30 votes)
Greg Monroe, Detroit (4 votes)
Other (indicate by comment, or rec if already mentioned) (6 votes)
91 total votes