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[B-Ref] MVP Probabilities 2018-2019

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by lnchan, Jan 24, 2019.

  1. lnchan

    lnchan Member
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    How many time has it happened that the MVP was an All Star starter?
     
  3. rhino17

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    Its a 2 man race for sure. If Harden doesn't finish with at least a 3 seed, I dont think he will win
     
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  4. RocketsFan247

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    Slew of hit pieces on Harden... after a 61-pt performance. From the looks of it, this 60-piece was more detrimental to his MVP narrative, somehow.

    Today's cast of lazy takes: Sharpe (misinterprets Harden's "legacy" statement), Bayless (his legacy was on the line "to put on a show" at MSG), Cowherd ("stat padder")
     
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    Wait, Cowherd really called him a stat-padder?? How the **** is he a stat-padder when we literally needed every single one of his 61 points to win the damn game?? That absolutely makes no sense.
     
  6. lnchan

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    Half a week later... Harden gained a few percentage points, but Davis and Jokic switch spots...
     
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    [​IMG]

    Giannis now has 50 percent probability. Anthony Davis slips a good number of spots... and Lebron is completely off the table.
     
  8. TheRealAllpro

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    This is so ridiculous...this really is happening again.
     
  9. Os Trigonum

    Os Trigonum It. Deserves. Its. Own. Thread.
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    Aren't the betting odds heavily in Harden's favor?
     
  11. ISOBall

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    Imagine how much better your lives would be if you stopped caring about a meaningless award for a person you don't even know xd
     
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    If only Harden knew he'd lose out on 2 MVP awards all because of his *paltry* rebounding numbers...

    As far as caring goes, collectively we have to come to terms that there isn't an objective set of measurements for rewarding the MVP award. It's a media award and therefore is innately narrative driven.
     
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    Westbrook shouldn't have won on a 47-win team and sorry, neither should James Harden.

    He'll have to settle for another top three finish.

    2012-13 8th
    2013-14 5th
    2014-15 2nd
    2015-16 9th
    2016-17 2nd
    2017-18 1st
    2018-19 2nd? 3rd?

    Kobe finished 4th in 2005-06, averaging 35/5/5
    2005-06 Lakers
    45-37; 7th seed
    Kobe Bryant
    Lamar Odom
    Smush Parker
    Chris Mihm
    Brian Cook
    Kwame Brown
    Devean George
    Luke Walton
    Laron Profit
    Sasha Vujacic
    Ronny Turiaf
    Jim Jackson
    Andrew Bynum
    Von Wafer
    Stanislav Medvedenko
    Devin Green
    Aaron McKie
     
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    Harden was the MVP favorite Nov-Jan but the Rox keep getting blown out by garbage teams with Cp3 and Ego back, it makes him look like a choker who can't close games out.

    The media hitpieces actually benefitted Harden a lot from the start because it made everyone realize he was carrying the entire team on his back but no 2 and no 4 options are back but Harden hasn't really increased his efficieny in fact it looks loke he is forcing shots to maintain his record.

    Hopefully Harden stops caring when he beats Wilts 2nd record and Capela comes back healthy so the Rox can rise above the rankings and if the Rox end up with 2nd seed then Harden automatically gets MVP.
     
  15. DreamShook

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    I don't really care this year. Giannis is deserving of the award so I'm not even mad. It wouldn't feel like a slight to Harden's season if he comes in second. I just want people/fans/media to put more respect on what Harden is doing in respect to history.

    The only way Harden will get the respect he deserves is to win the MVP. If he doesn't get the MVP, I feel like no one will talk about this season ever again like they do with Russ' triple double streak or Curry's three point achievement. I want Harden to get the MVP just to preserve the history of this season. Everyone outside Houston will forget quick.
     
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  16. JW86

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    Giannis is clearly winning it at the moment.
     
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    I think you meant to say to preserve the history of Harden's season. You dun want to preserve anything that says Gordon and Chris Paul sucked arse mostly and Clint was injured during an important stretch.

    The team outside Harden was just below average excluding some games Rivers, House, Farweed were hot.

    And we had teh Alltime Great named Carmelo.

    PS

    Tilman wanted to save major tax this very season!
     
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  18. napalm06

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    Giannis is THE ONE player in the NBA that I am OK with people mentioning in the same breath as Harden for MVP.

    Tough break for Harden. The MVP voters are going to gravitate towards newness over sameness.
     
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  19. Mathloom

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    36ppg for Houston gets way more clicks than best player on best team for Milwaukee.

    Milwaukee has the 3rd fewest fans in the NBA. OKC was a much tougher foe because they have an insane level of engagement in that state.

    I think Giannis has to blow the competition out of the water to win this award. He might.
     
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  20. Air Langhi

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    Kobe didn't win the year he was averaging 35, and neither did MJ the year he averaged 37.
     
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