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Thursday, March 24th, 2011 at 10:00 am  |  88 responses

SVG: MVP Race Already Decided by Media

According to Stan Van Gundy, Derrick Rose has been prematurely anointed as the L’s most valuable player by the voting press. The Orlando Sentinel has the always amusing quotes from the Magic head coach: “I don’t think it’s wide-open,’ Van Gundy said before his Orlando Magic faced the New York Knicks on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. ‘The media seems to have made their decision and they’re the ones who vote. So I think it’s over. I just listen and read: I think it’s over. Derrick Rose has it. I haven’t really read or heard a media guy who is going another way at this point. I’d be shocked if he doesn’t win it.’ Van Gundy said nobody in the league impacts as many possessions as Howard does. Van Gundy added, however, that he ‘would have no problem at all’ if Rose wins.”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Anybody know the last time a regular season MVP was part of a championship squad?

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    The media does have the final say in this annual popularity contest that is the NBA MVP. So yeah, word to SVG… It’s pretty much a wrap at this point.

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    Tim Duncan, 2003.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Oh, stop your got damn whining already.
    If your team had won more games, your boy would have a better chance.
    Everyone knows Dwight is balling out of his mind.
    Everyone also knows Rose is leading the Bulls to a record NO ONE outside their locker room thought would be possible.

  • http://www.basketball-reference.com JTaylor21

    Guess what I heard through the grapevine? That DRose is the most dominant PG since Magic. Looks like the Rose train keeps chugging along at an alarming rate. It’s getting ludacris if you ask me, everyone’s acting like it’s DRose and a bunch of bums on that bulls team.
    He has a very good supporting cast with the league’s best D, best new coach and one of the best second unit.
    People claiming that dude is the best PG since Magic are BS themselves and dismissing what JKidd, KJ, GP, SNash, CP, and DWill accomplished.
    That’s what media hype does for you.

  • MLK4Life

    Dwight can’t get the award playing on a team that will be the fourth seed at best. He’s in second place and will stay there. Derrick shows that the race is over when he steps on the court every night.

  • rich

    i think if the magic had miamis recodd he would win it because he completely changes the game on both sides of the ball, and no guard can do that save for maybe chris paul

  • cramzy

    The Derrick Rose backlash is on the rise. Dudes already writing articles about how he’ll be the worst mvp ever, he shoots too much, “why does kobe only have one?”.. I think he deserves it. The Bulls are playing for the number 1 seed in the east with Boozer & Noah out half the year and he’s putting up 25 & 8. He’s obviously a leader and he’s worked to improve his game. I respect it.

  • JTaylor21

    Guess what I heard through the grapevine?
    That DRose is the most dominant PG since Magic. Looks like the Rose train keeps chugging along at an alarming rate. It’s getting Ludacris if you ask me, everyone’s acting like it’s DRose and a bunch of bums on that bulls team.
    He has a very good supporting cast with the league’s best D, best new coach and one of the best second unit.
    People claiming that dude is the best PG since Magic are BS themselves and dismissing what JKidd, KJ, GP, SNash, CP, and DWill accomplished.
    That’s what media hype does for you.

  • http://www.slamonline.com jumpman3224

    I do think DROSE deserves the award and deserves a Prognosticator award for what he said before the season. But honestly, I think there has been so much hype around Rose being the Youngest MVP ever and first to win one without ever having recieved a single vote before; that some voters will shy away from voting for Rose and make the final tally closer than speculated.

  • http://www.slamonline.com jumpman3224

    NICKNAME FOR ROSE: Derrick “The Horns” Rose. Because when you mess with the Bulls, he is what you get.

  • JTaylor21

    Damn you Slam!!!! Why isn’t my comment showing up??

  • http://hoopistani.blogspot.com hoopistani

    Whoever gets the MVP this season will be a debatable choice, or as some wrote above, a “worst MVP ever” pick. Think about it – Rose? Dwight? a Wade-assisted LeBron? A LeBron-assisted Wade? SOMEONE has to get it, right? And no 1 deserves it more than D-Rose.

  • JTaylor21

    Guess what I heard through the grapevine?
    That DRose is the most dominant PG since Magic. Looks like the Rose train keeps chugging along at an alarming rate. It’s getting Ludacris if you ask me, everyone’s acting like it’s DRose and a bunch of bums on that bulls team.
    He has a very good supporting cast with the league’s best D, best new coach and one of the best second unit.
    People claiming that dude is the best PG since Magic are BS themselves and dismissing what JKidd, KJ, GP, SNash, CP, and DWill accomplished.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    I’m having the same problem, JT.
    But cosign cramzy.

  • Ses

    There is no one more deserving of the award then DRose. Chicago was fighting for a playoff spot last year, now they are sitting atop the east. It wasn’t Boozer , it wasn’t Noah, (Both injured alot during the season) it was the maturation of DRose and team chemistry. Without him the Bulls are not in the top spot, period!

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    Stan is right, but it happens this way every year. The year KG won it, it was a done deal in January. Slam referenced as much in an old Peja Stojakovic article.
    Stan is also right that Dwight impacts more possessions than any other player. Orlando’s roster without him is very unbalanced.

  • Johnson

    This happens every year, the media will almost unanimously vote on an MVP candidate prematurely. Nothing new. Quit crying, SVG.There’s a reason why Rose is finally getting most of the shine for MVP. Dwight does come in 2nd, in my opinion for MVP.

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    I read an article saying that Derrick Rose was no more worthy of being an MVP candidate than Russell Westbrook (and others) and the writer closed with, “Let science into your heart! Just say no to Mitch Albom Logic.”

  • bull22

    derrick rose has worked very hard to even be mentioned as MVP, and has not been given anything. the numbers and bigtime games against teams with winning records speaks for himself. alot of credit has to be given to this dude considering the miami big three nut jobs rejected playing with the bulls. i picked the bulls as a 55 win team and a 3rd seed, with rose winning MVP. but this has gone beyond my wildest expectations! GO BULLS!

  • MLK4Life

    Who saw this coming besides him? In his third year? And he’s only going to get better. Chicago is in for a treat. When the King of Chicago puts his stamp on you, you’re in good shape.

  • Do Work

    does stan van gundy do anything except for complain?

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bulls-talk/2011 Diesel

    If you’re going to be an MVP you need to be on a first or second place team. Being the MVP of a fourth place team just doesn’t happen: “Congratulations! Your outstanding play has brought your team to…the middle of the pack!”

  • Overtime

    I just cant get the shooting percentage out of the discussion, Rose needs that to rise, quick

  • http://www.slamonline.com peter

    If shaq only won one MVP, Dwight shouldn’t expect one any time soon.

  • Bulls2011champs

    Word to MLK4 life and @ jumpman that comment made my day

  • http://www.slamonline.com Todd Spehr

    The vague criteria of the MVP is annoying. Rose has had a terrific 10-11 and is awesome to watch, but people justify his season at the expense of his team’s great defense and extremely underrated depth. He is not “the” reason Chicago is having a great year, but rather, “a” reason. Also, he’s not doing anything KD didn’t do last season or Paul didn’t do in 2008. Once again, I love Rose and love how he approaches the game. But the yearly high-level consistency of guys like Howard will succumb to the sudden snap of attention we have for Rose. It’s an individual award and should go to the player who’s had the best individual season – I’m not sure that’s what voters think about.

  • MLK4Life

    @Overtime: So his shooting percentage is more important than the fact that his team may finish with the 1st seed in the East? Nevermind the fact that without him they’d be a 20-30 win team?

  • NeonNightRider

    They should just not have an M.V.P. this year, if no one truly deserves it. lol.

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    Todd Spehr
    All good points, how ever KD did finish second in voting last year, Paul finished second in 08.
    The reasons they did not win the award were Brons phenomenal season, and Kobe’s lifetime achievement award, respectively.
    There is no one having that kind of year.
    MLK
    How do you know they would be a 20-30 win team without Rose?

  • MLK4Life

    @Todd
    He is the biggest reason. His leadership as well as his play. His defense has also gotten better. The Bulls have had a great season because they have a great coach who’s brought a defensive mindset to the team. Deng has been consistently good all season. When healthy, Noah and Boozer have played well. Their bench has chipped in when necessary. But you can’t deny that Rose has improved significantly since last season. Kevin Durant’s Thunder were the 8th seed in the West last season so I’m not seeing the comparison there. The best individual season has been had by Rose. The MVP is not about the guy with the best statistical season or the guy who’s been the best individual player in the season. It’s for the player who’s had the most impact on a top contending team.

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bulls-talk/2011 Diesel

    @Overtime – one guy is shooting the ball from all over the floor. The other is dunking every single one of his shots. I wouldn’t expect the percentages to be close. I find it funny that people saying Kobe should get it have no problem with his .45%, but are appauled at Rose’s .44%.

  • MLK4Life

    @AllBall
    You think they’d be better than a 30 win team? Rose is not only the best finisher but the best creator on the team. Boozer and Deng’s numbers would be significantly down.

  • JTaylor21

    Since when does 46-26 equate a team “middle of the pack”? Gotta love the logic rose fans use to validate him and put down the next guy.

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    Kevin Durants Thunder were a 50 win team.
    DIESEL
    Great point, I think most people have gotten past Rose’ perceived inefficiencies.
    MLK
    Honestly, I have no clue.

  • Josh

    I think SVG saying Dwight impacts more posessions than anyone else isn’t necessarily true. I think Rose probably does since he starts every posession for a team that is going to finish first or second in a tougher Eastern conference. I do believe Van Gundy thinks Dwight isn’t given enough credit for the work he does, which is hard to argue with.

  • ThaWindy

    DRose = no hype needed. Ask the fans in Altanta,Indiana, Milwaukee, Miami, New Jersey, (the list go’s on) who the MVP is, cuz they all chant it whn Rose is in their city.. DRose Youngest MVP in NBA History. DRose Youngest Finals MVP!..LOL GO BULLS!

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    Josh
    Rose has the ball more, that does not mean he makes more of an impact. Dwight effects the game a lot more on the defensive end, and is almost as effective offensively. That doesn’t mean Rose is not the MVP.

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bulls-talk/2011 Diesel

    jtaylor – When there’s 16 playoff teams and you have the 8th best record out of them, that’s middle of the pack. Doesn’t get more middle then that.

  • ThaWindy

    NO ONE expected the Bulls and Rose to be this good…a contender…What has Howard done this season that he didnt do last season? He’s just a cry baby who wants attention for his good play. He even agrees that Rose is the MVP (on the dan patrick show)..Dont be suckered into thinking Rose is not the MVP cuz people are saying..its media hype…or cpmpared to other guards..Westbrook(whom I got love for) is not the MVP of his team.. Rose is the MVP cuz he embodies what the award means..you think it..he’s it!!

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Van Gundy is a whiner.
    The Magic are fourth in the East despite having better overall talent.
    That makes the impact issue moot.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Dwight’s team was picked as a contender before the season. Now nobody believes they have a shot, and that’s after they had to make a blockbuster trade because they appeared even more lackluster early in the year.
    Nobody said Chicago was a contender. Improved, yes. Best team in the East, no. But they have proven themselves to be the most consistent and best team in the East.
    Nobody on the team outside of Rose and Boozer can create their own shot consistently. Their two best frontcourt players have been hurt all season. Rose is putting up 25 and 8 and has made impressive strides as a defender.
    Dwight has improved as a scorer, but he still lacks the willpower or respect to make his teammates get him the ball every time he deserves it.
    Rose is clearly the MVP.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Diesel
    Playoff teams’s only make up half the league. If you’re a top four playoff team, that means you’re one of the eight best teams in a 32 team league.
    That’s not middle of the pack. That’s what JTaylor means.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Mars

    Word to LeBron. He’s still the MVP to real fans. I would even respect D12, who by the way is having a monster year, despite numerous roster changes just like the Bulls.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Todd Spehr

    So in essence Howard is a victim of our own incorrect preseason expectations and Rose is a benefactor of them? That’s an outside factor. It’s an individual award based on what’s done on the floor. Rose is terrific, great to watch, always plays hard, and has a fan-friendly style. But what evidence to we have that he, personally, is having a better individual season that Howard, LeBron, Kobe, etc? Once again, high-level consistency year after year is superseded by what grabs our attention today. But also, the vagueness of the criteria is what leads to these chase-your-tail discussions.

  • T-Money

    Todd Spehr
    People accurately judged the Bulls roster. No one is having a career year outside of Derrick Rose, correct?
    There defense has improved by leaps and bounds and the overall team management is better without Vinny Del Negro, but the biggest difference between the Bulls of the past two years and the Bulls of this year has been Derrick Rose having amazing scoring binges, consistently dominating the better points in the League, and somehow finding the ability to will his team to victories over more talented squads.
    Agreed?
    Expectations were based on the information available, and all the information available suggested that the Bulls were at best a four seed or five seed, and were in danger of a first round ouster by the Hawks. Nobody believes that now simply because of the incredibly high level Rose is playing at, and because of the consistency of effort Thibodeau has imparted.
    If Thibodeau can be a frontrunner for Coach of the Year, why can’t Rose be the frontrunner for MVP? The only reason Thibs is the frontrunner is because of the team’s talent, surprising win total and the fact that this is first year as a head coach despite a long-time on the sidelines. Two of those three things also apply to Rose, and the fact that he’s only a third year player doing what he’s doing is also amazing.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    That T-Money comment at 1:19 is me.
    Dwight is putting up great individual numbers… for him.
    He’s taken a massive leap forward as a scorer on the block, but his individual improvement has not translated into improvement by his team. More importantly, he appears to lack the cachet or willpower to demand changes by his teammates that would allow him to truly dominate the League. He’s not the MVP.

  • slamfan4life

    DRose>D12
    Award goes to best player on best team; Spurs really have no BEST player
    Rose is EASILY the best on the #1 seeded east team

  • bull22

    to say NO EXPECTED is an overreach. bulls fans who have followed him since his rookie season remember him saying he wanted to be MVP in his rookie year. those of you who are saying derrick rose is a surprise must be just be tuning in to him this season. but those of us that watched him in his rookie season, and that 7 game battle against the celtics knew he was capable of this….

  • ThaWindy

    I’ve been watching Rose and the Bulls since his rookie year(and before) also.. and I didnt expect them to be this GOOD this SOON. To be a true contender… a playoff team, yes… but a finals team this year??? no. To see them play and jell they way they have..Im totally surprised. I expected them to be good but not this good

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bulls-talk/2011 Diesel

    @Allen – I get what jtaylor is trying to say. I just don’t think we should give credit to Orlando for finishing ahead of teams that never had a chance at the playoffs, like the Cavs. The Magic were supposed to finish above those teams all along. So I didn’t count the whole league when I said middle of the pack. I’m comparing Orlando to the elite teams, the teams they were supposed to be amongst, or even better than. Among the elite teams (playoff teams), they’re middle of the pack. So basically, your comment @12:52 sums up why I referred to Orlando as Middle of the pack.

  • http://nobulljive.com Enigmatic

    @Mars – please explain to me why LeBron is the MVP to “real fans”??

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    20 years ago, the Bulls beat the Lakers to win their first NBA Championship. That same year, Michael Jordan won the MVP award.
    A toast to history possibly repeating itself…

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    Two more things:
    1. I never felt like Orlando was a legitimate threat to win an NBA Championship.
    2. I never believed for one second that the Bulls would get eliminated in the Playoffs by the Hawks in the 1st round.
    If there is one team that I believe less in than Orlando, it’s Atlanta.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Ahh….a comparison to Michael Jordan, never mind Magic Johnson. Truly genuine. By then end of this season, regardless of his teams finish, it may be determined that Derrick Rose is one of the 5 greatest players of All-Time. Watch and see. No need to go through trials and tribulations, learn season’s worth of anguish to make the player even more hungry, just win a title….skip the legacy building. I like it.

  • http://www.slamonline.com jumpman3224

    Can we at least all agree that “The Horns” is a way better nickname than “Superman” #droseakathehorns

  • http://nobulljive.com Enigmatic

    How’s that any different than Wade winning it in HIS third season, E?

  • http://nobulljive.com Enigmatic

    Can we at least agree that #thisisnottwittersodoingthisonthissiteisstupid?

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    Eboy is just mad because it’s late in the season and the Heat won’t be a topic of discussion until the Playoffs. For better or for worse…

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    Man, I don’t even use twitter so I have no idea what all that #ish is about.

  • http://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    I can cast my bias aside to recognize Rose’s huge lead in the MVP race. The Bulls without Rose are 1st round fodder for any Eastern Conference contender. With Rose, they’re 2nd only to Boston in the East (imo).

  • http://nobulljive.com Enigmatic

    niQ, I just barely figured it out a few days ago myself.

  • http://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    And by “2nd only to Boston”, I’m only going off their prospects in the playoffs based on this regular season. I think the Heat will beat Chicago in a playoff series. Though I’ll admit it’s possible that’s my LBJ bias telling me that.

  • Yesse

    With the way the NBA is going down today, this could be possible. I think Rose deserves it, because of the teams success. I don’t think he is the best player of the season, but i guess he is the MVP. Dwight shouldn’t be eyeing on MVP for a while, when it’s hard enough for big men to get one of those anyway.

  • feez22

    Rose is going to be the MVP of the league despite leading all PG’s in 2 categories… shot attempts and ppg… well maybe rebounds too i didn’t check that. Rose is like the 5th best defender on his team, not a top 5 PG passer, not a top 5 PG in terms of basketball I.Q., shoots a fg% that makes kobe laugh (& excuse me for not using TS% to boost him bc of his FT%), has the 2nd highest usage percentage in the league yet isn’t top 5 in points per game or assists per game… But clearly stats don’t mean anything when this is concerned. Rose will be MVP because he is “carrying his team” as MANY say yet having the best defense and best rebounding in the league… Yet having the best DEFENSIVE bench in the league… Yet having a double double guy in booz and a top 3 center in noah (ya look at how far the C position has fallen off in the NBA). Now i know bulls fans will say “well lebron last yr won it and he had a good team”… Deng-Booz>>>>>Jamison-Williams and its not even close. I’ve seen this situation before. DIRK’s MVP… remember guys? he had a pretty good team around him and he was the best player leading a great team. really didn’t “deserve” it but u know how the media works. And then the media hype… I mean seriously Rose has determination that reminds ppl of JORDAN? Rose the most dominant PG since Magic? some people are completely out of their minds. & please don’t even try comparing rose’s situation to iverson’s in 01. Iverson lead the worst team of all time to the finals… maybe 2nd worse to the 07 cavs. The bulls actually have a good team which you bulls fans will agree with… then you will say that rose “carries” them… MAKE UP YOUR MINDS. it can’t be both. Either you carry a crappy team or you compliment a great team. so far, the bulls are both. i will end this with a lol. peace.

  • JTaylor21

    Oh wow, I knew that sooner or later someone was going to try and bring up the MJ comparison.
    Who else but the notorious rose peddler would do such a thing.

  • robb

    I think it’s decided by the standings, fatso.

  • http://nobulljive.com Enigmatic

    Yes, feez22, cause he’s really had “a double double guy in booz and a top 3 center in noah” ALL SEASON LONG!

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bulls-talk/2011 Diesel

    I love when people make statements on here like “isn’t top 5 in basketball IQ” and present it like it’s a fact or measurable in any way. How the hell do you even judge that? I also like the part where you said Kobe would laugh at Rose’s shooting %…even though Rose is at 44% and Kobe is at 45%. And I also noticed how you conveniently kept all your rankings to top 5…because everyone knows that if you said top 10, Rose would be the ONE AND ONLY pg in the top 10 in both categories. I’d debate the rest of what you said, but I think I’ve done a good enough job of pointing out that you’re an idiot.

  • salt lake sean

    It’s amazing to me how people are so against D Rose getting the MVP award. Coach Thibs was a multi year assistant before he took the bulls job. He turned down the hornets job because he thought the bulls had a better chance to eventually win championships. People want to give all of the credit to Thibs now because they want to deflect praise away from rose. It’s a players league, and your team will always be a reflection of how your best player works and prepares. If rose didn’t embrace what Thibs brought to the table the bulls would just be another underachieving team. The kid came in focused and ready to prove he could lead his team to wins and he backed it up

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bulls-talk/2011 Diesel

    If his numbers stay the same, Rose will finish the season averaging 25 points, 8 assists, and 4 rebounds per game. He will be only the 5th person in NBA history to go for those averages. Yeah you’re right feez, Rose hasn’t done anything to deserve MVP.

  • mj23

    D-Rose is the most exciting player in the league since a young Allen Iverson!!! I think the Iverson comparison is more fitting than MJ. He has the same type of quickness and handles, but is a better finisher. Chicago is extremely lucky they had the #1 pick in the 2008 draft. That pick has turned that franchise around. He is to Chicago what Lebron was to Cleveland. I’m hoping he will stay for the rest of his career, and not desert them like Lebron.

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    Again, I agree with Diesel. There is no way to prove Rose is not where ever in Basketball I.Q.
    Saying that, it’s clear when watching certain players (Kobe & Chris Paul come to mind), that they really understand the game. I have read quotes that say as much, to back up that opinion.

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    I thought D-Rose already decided who was gonna be the MVP by emasculating ever team he plays against on a nightly basis. Apparently it’s just all media hype. Who knew!

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    ^”every”

  • http://google c_cantrell

    im pretty sure no one will agree with me, but i think that d-rose and lbj should be co-mvps.. thoughts anyone?

  • waterdot

    D-Rose is a better finisher than a young Iverson??

    Never.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    Eboy has started his inner D.Rose hate again *sigh*

  • ai come back

    ok im from chi town drose is my boy but the bulls win games cuz of defense nto drose if lebron wasnt on the heat hed take it imean hes stil getting 26 7 and 7 on a team with another guy averagein 25 6 and 5 CMON drose deservse it though lebron hasnt taken the heat the way drose has taken the bulls AND the bulls ahve beaten the heat THREE times svg is full of bull

  • bdub

    @ Allen P. Rose definitely MVP, but Deng can create his own shot consistently. Don’t sleep on him.

  • lockon

    thanx for slam, only one of the very few who believed d.rose could win the mvp this season. he aint the no. 1 pick for nothing. he also defined “most valuable” and “best player” this season. he is putting very good numbers with wins against the other best teams in the league (boston, miami). and he did it without boozer and noah for some games! you also cant call his team a “superteam” yet, but it looks like they will top the east this season. word to SVG, if he is anointed as the MVP, it aint a popularity contest or whatever. he clearly deserved it. well if your team had a better record, Dwight would be mentioned a little more

  • Rikson

    Deng can’t create his own shot..?! OMG… I’m outta here!

  • el_larsen

    Svg is right.now i m a drose hater.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Mars

    To the real fans, who don’t have a different favorite team, or player every year according to ESPN or hype. They know the difference between playing really good basketball and being MVP. Im not saying DRose shouldn’t be on the ballot, but he’s not the outright MVP. And Orlando would smash the Bulls in a 7 game series.SMH. Believe that.

  • First & Foremost

    SVG is right – the media has already made up their minds about Rose being the MVP. Yes, he has had a great season, scoring in bunches, up there in assists, and a member of the #1 seed in the East. The Bulls don’t have the quality of the Spurs or Celtics so Rose is the undisputed leader – on the offensive end of the floor. Thibs has done what he does best by improving the defense, even without Noah and Boozer he got the best out Asik, Gibson, Thomas. On paper Orlando is talented but you really have to watch them play. Howard holds it down on defense with a bunch of chumps and no back up. Then has upped his offensive game to either you double him and live/die by their shooters or let Howard devour your big men. SVGs point was that Howard is the MVP of his team on BOTH ends, while Rose is a Phenom on offense and just another guy in the system on defense. Rose still presents a good argument to win, I just don’t think it should be as lopsided as the media proclaims it to be.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    ZzzzzzzzzzZzzzzzzzzzz

  • http://gmail.com Will

    Rose has had a spectacular season, but what about Kevin Love? he has broken more records than anyone this season getting the first 30-30 game since 82. the boy deserves some love.

  • http://google c_cantrell

    ^Will..
    No.

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