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Official 2017-18 NBA MVP Vote Count Tracker

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by MacLovin, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. MacLovin

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    This is for keeping track of the voters who have stated their vote either in print or on television.

    Harden- 33
    Amin Elhassan, ESPN
    Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated
    Bill Simmons, The Ringer (also said he has AD #2)
    Brian Mahoney, AP
    Brian Windhorst, ESPN
    Cassidy Hubbarth, ESPN
    Chris Broussard, Fox Sports
    Doris Burke, ESPN
    Doug Smith, Toronto Star
    Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News
    Howard Beck, Bleacher Report
    Jalen Rose, ESPN
    Jared Greenberg, Turner
    John Schuhman, NBA.com
    Justin Termine, Sirius XM
    Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN
    Kevin O'Connor, The Ringer
    Kurt Helin, NBC Sports
    Michelle Beadle, ESPN
    Mike Wilbon, ESPN
    Paul Flannery, SB Nation
    Ramona Shelbourne, ESPN
    Rachel Nichols, ESPN
    Ric Bucher, Bleacher Report
    Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated (No vote last year. Claims to have a vote on Twitter.)
    Sam Amick, USA Today
    Sean Deveny, Sporting News
    Sekou Smith, NBA.com
    Shaun Powell, NBA.com (No vote last year. He was in a column with 4 verified voters. Probably has a vote.)
    Steve Aschburner, NBA.com
    Tony Jones, Salt Lake Tribune
    Will Guillory, NOLA.com (No vote last year. Claims to have a vote on Twitter.)
    Zach Lowe, ESPN

    Votes needed to win: 18

    LeBron- 5
    Chase Hughes, NBC Sports Washington (No vote last year. Claims to have a vote in article.)
    Jason Lloyd, The Athletic Cleveland (No vote last year. Claims to have a vote in article.)
    Jeff Zillgitt, USA Today
    Stefan Bondy, NY Daily News (No vote last year. Claims to have a vote on Twitter.)
    Tim Reynolds, AP (also voted LeBron last season)

    Votes needed to win: 46

    Remaining votes: 63 (David Aldridge has stated that he will not reveal his vote early.)

    The list of voters for the 2016-17 NBA MVP can be found here:
    http://official.nba.com/wp-content/...-Most-Valuable-Player-of-the-Year-Award-1.pdf

    I will continue to update this thread as I hear votes or votes are reported to me. If you hear/read anything, please leave a comment so I can update. I believe the votes are due Friday but voters are definitely not required to reveal their votes early, and I suspect that many won't.

    Thanks to everyone who has submitted names. If you hear/read something, try to link to it and check if they are a voter. As far as I know, Colin Cowherd, Ryen Russillo, and Stephen A. Smith do not have votes (They have been mentioned multiple times).
     
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    Great job!! Maybe - I'd say hopefully, but some people just love the drama - you can avoid the usual meltdown everytime some "pundit" says Harden is not hers/his MVP. It's pretty clear, as it's been since the ASB: James IS going to be the MVP by a landslide, but it IS NOT going to be unanimous. I'm cool with that.

    Thanks mate!
     
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  3. Jugdish

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    Need a link to the reddit post this came from, as the user is updating it regularly.
     
  4. MacLovin

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    That user on Reddit is the smartest, most handsome guy I know with the biggest package, as well.
     
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    Sounds like quite the catch.
     
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    Looking good so far. Man last year I thought he will never get it.
     
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    I think I found a vote, and it's for LeBron.

    J Michael Falgoust, who voted last year, is not at NBC Washington any more. His replacement is a guy named Chase Hughes.

    Hughes says he voted for LeBron. In an article about John Wall saying Harden should be MVP, Hughes opines that the race will be extremely close (really?) and that he knows "at least one voter, though, sided with James." -- referencing this article.

    http://www.nbcsports.com/washington...uld-win-mvp-ben-simmons-should-be-rookie-year
     
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  9. MacLovin

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    Well, I've scoured just about everything I can for now. I'm hoping over this weekend, it'll be a talking point and we'll get clues from more voters. We haven't heard from a lot of ESPN/ABC and TNT people yet.

    Keep your eyes and ears peeled people!
     
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    Rachel Nichols, ESPN said that she will vote for Harden. She has a ballot
     
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    Confirmed. I've been somewhat referencing this Reddit thread:

    It has this quote:
    Washington D.C.: J Michael Falgoust is no longer with NBC Sports Washington. The D.C. area has a high concentration of outlets, but I can't pontificate on which ones cover the Wizards on a daily basis and allow their employees to vote. Falgoust's replacement was Chase Hughes.

    Most of the new votes fit into that guy's research:
    Will Guillory of NOLA.com- New Orleans market was missing a representative.
    Shaun Powell of NBA.com- Needed someone to replace Lang Whitaker.
    Chase Hughes- Washington market was missing a representative.

    Still trying to figure out where Bondy, Lloyd and Mahoney came from.
     
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    Last thing...was just adding Doris Burke and Rachel Nichols and thought "wow, does ESPN have an influence on this thing."

    20 votes last year. So they basically make up 20%.
     
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    Luc Mbah for sixth man of the year? I know it was his 3rd place vote, but interesting.
     
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    He’s not even our sixth man, lol. He actually deserves DPOY consideration more.
     
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    I'm pretty sure i've heard Stephen A Smith say multiple times that Harden was his pick for MVP. Not sure if he has a vote or not, but i would think he would.

    I've also heard Colin Cowheard say that he'd vote Lebron. Again, not sure if he has a vote or not.

    EDIT: nvmd, just saw last year's list of voters. neither of them had a vote last year.
     
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    in terms of impact it's hard pressed to argue against it (and guys like VanVleet) but raw #'s won't necessarily show it compared to guys like Lou who average 22 a game.

    i like it though, more recognition for our unheralded players.
     
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    What's the logic behind media players voting for these awards? Are their any other votes that count?

    By the way, how is Convington getting 1st all-defense votes lately, is he that good? Based on what I've seen, if he's all-nba than PJ or Mbah needs to be in there 100%!
     
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    Does Lou even deserves 6th man? It just seems like he started a lot of games for them with all those injuries.

    Anywho, in for the epic thread of Harden winning MVP in a landslide!
     
  20. BigMaloe

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    I like this ballot quite a bit, very good.

    Covington is really good....
     
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