Does JMax Have A Chance To Win The "Most Improved Player Award" This Coming Year?

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  1. buddahfan

    buddahfan Retired from Forum

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    Since the award was first given for the 1985-86 season, no Pistons player has every won it.

    Will this be the first year?

    At this time before the season has actually started, from what I saw of his game toward the end of last year and in the SL this summer, I would consider JMax a strong candidate to win the award this coming year.

    Help!!! What other candidates do we have out there?

    NBA Most Improved Player Award - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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    Louis Williams?
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    mikhail1973 All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion

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    Is he going to stand out to even get voters attention? Who knows what other players may have a huge year? There are too many unknowns to say. But he sure does have a chance.
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    Excellent candidate. In fact he could very well be the consensus favorite at this time.

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    webz All-Star Snub Administrator 2x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    Max has already semi-broken out. He would need to be seeing starters minutes and production to win it.

    Not likely.
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    Since the MIP award is given on the basis of what you have done lately, it is very difficult to predict who will win it from year to year.

    It is not an award that carries over from the previous year.

    With that in mind, damn near everyone has a chance.
  7. TWOTIMESRALPHI

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    I'd say no. I don't expect him to do much more than he already did. He's a decent bench asset if the matchup is in his favor, that's it.
    Don't get me wrong, I love this guy. But he won't have a more glorious career than Corliss Williamson, and that would be enough!
    If given enough minutes, AJ could win the MIP much more likely!
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    A number of Piston players could be considered based on their playoff performances...........Let's see........Chauncey, Tay , and Hunter.........:stirthepot:
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    mikhail1973 All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion

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    I bet we could throw Webber in there as well.
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    I bet us Pistons fans would love it, if Nazr won the award. Now that would really be something.

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    mikhail1973 All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion

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    Nazr, a new double-double leader. Move over Tim Duncan.
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    I think he could surely win it. It seems like the winner is often a good player who finally gets consistent minutes the year they win. If all goes according to JoeD's plans, he should be getting the minutes, so he just needs to bring the energy he had in the VSL, and open up a can on the NBA!!!!! WOOOHOOOO:gun1: :gun1: :gun1:
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    mikhail1973 All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion

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    Honestly, I'd rather see Amir win that award. In my mind his ceiling is a lot higher than J-Max's.
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    Amir won't get enough minutes. Unfortunately. He'll have to win it the following season.

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    Extremely doubtful. Not because he could not have a break-out season, but the usual coincides with those that fill a void and dominate through obviousness. Marginal teams that show more dynamic movement have everyone's love. There will be no such dramatic improvement as the teams now stands, especially in respect toward minutes played.

    I suspect that JMax will have subtle, but huge repercussions (to those that study these things...like this forum) and I will be more than happy to settle for tacit improvements. Nothing like having the strength of advancing incrementalism. This is how you develop the evolutionary strength of the system.
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    It depends on the speed of the evolution and whether it mutates into a complete revolution or just creeps along as the same old same old even with tacit improvements.

    Give me the genetic mutation to glorious galactic wonderment anytime.

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    Actually, I never liked this award given to me because it meant I was terrible the previous year.
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    A lot of times, it is a reflection on the coach. Either they did an amazing job in development, or they missed the boat on recognizing the guy's talent the previous year.
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    And most times, it's the coach who missed the boat. Just checked Basketball Reference, and it looks like most MIPs have either been Sophomores coming into their primes, or older players in the 2nd year of a new team.

    Sophomores have been Monta Ellis, Gilbert Arenas, and Zach Randolph (as a Junior).

    Everyone else one it the year or year after that had been traded: TMac, Jermaine Oneal, Bobby Simmons, and Boris Diaw. Which confirms to me that certain teams/coaches really do hold players back.

    As for JMax, if history follows, unless he gets a new coach or team, to play him differently, I don't see it. Amir on the other hand, is still improving, and could do it.
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    Nope, I think Nazr will win it this year.

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