NBA Midseason Awards

Ian HarrisonCorrespondent IFebruary 16, 2009

The NBA gives out a lot of awards at the end of the year.

-Sixth Man of the year
-Most Improved*
-Defensive Player of the year
-NBA rookie of the year
-All Rookie Team
-All Rookie Second Team*
-All NBA team
-All NBA second team* 
-All NBA third team*
-All Defensive team*
-Coach of the year

(All awards marked with a '*', will not be done)

I will however add two more awards.

-Most disappointing player
-Most disappointing team

I think that's it, but I may be wrong.  I will be choosing the midseason recipients for each award.

So let's get the awards rolling!

Coach of the Year

Winner:  Stan Van Gundy

Stan Van Gundy has helped groom Dwight Howard into the dominate defensive player he is.  Although Dwight Howard lacks major post threat, he can still score.

His Orlando Magic are 38-13.  Although it's not the best record, it is the most impressive.  Everyone expected the Cavs, the Lakers, and The Celtics to be dominate like they are, but no one expected the Magic to be fifteen plus games over five-hundred, half way through the year.


All-NBA rookie team

PG - Derrick Rose
SG - O.J. Mayo
SF - Luc Richard Mbah A Moute
PF - Kevin Love
C -  Brook Lopez


All-NBA team

PG:  Chris Paul
SG:  Kobe Bryant
SF:  LeBron James
PF:  Tim Duncan
C:   Dwight Howard


Most disappointing team 

The Detroit Pistons.  They're 27-24, and 13 games behind the Cavilers.


It's time for the singular awards!


NBA Rookie of the Year:  Brook Lopez.

He's averaging 12.3 points per game, and eight rebounds.  He's also getting almost two blocks per game (actual statistic 1.8).


Most Disappointing Player:  Allen Iverson 

Iverson is only getting 18 ppg, while only dishing five assists.


Sixth Man:  Jason Terry 

Right now, he's the clear-cut candidate.  However, he won't win the award come the end of the year, because of his broken hand.


MVP:  LeBron James

Personally I hate the guy.  I don't think he deserves anything, but his 27/7/7 is amazing.

I look at the MVP differently that anyone.  The way I see it, I replace each player with an average player at that position, and consider the difference.  Can you imagine how GOD AWFUL the Cavs would be if Luke Walton was running the SF instead of LeBron?