Player of the D.A.Y.

by January 19, 2007
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By Sam Rubenstein

Am I downplaying the Mavs players in the Player of the D.A.Y. MVP race? I think I just might be. Dirk is an MVP candidate once again and Josh Howard has taken his game to the next level. Remember how last year the Mavs were undefeated (not including the Finals) when Josh scored 20 or more? Well he’s nearly averaging 20 ppg this year, as well as 7 boards. He should be an All-Star. Is it fair that these two keep playing at such a high level at the same time, cancelling each other out at award time? Life’s not fair.

The Player of the D.A.Y. is Dwyane Wade for his 33-8-6 and 4 steals. He had that ridiculous draw the foul and flip up a prayer shot, as well as the don’t draw a foul and get lucky it went in shot even though he was fouled. At the end of the d.a.y., Wade has really stepped up in the Ron Rothstein era, and taken the champs on his back. Again. Pacers, nice effort, spirited comeback. Dwyane Wade, Player of the D.A.Y. Josh and Dirk might just have to settle for their rings.