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Trevor Ariza DPOY 2009?


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#1 Master Zen

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Posted February 15, 2009 - 12:20 PM

I just thought about it and I thought Trevor has a good chance to win the Award. He averages 1.5 steals (13th in NBA) with the less playing time of the 50 bests. Plus this is the only player considered as a specialist in the 13 best.

I think our points allowed per game average should play against him and I think his first rival is... Lebron James, with amazing stats on blocks and steals and one of the best team defense.

What do you guys think?


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Posted February 15, 2009 - 12:25 PM

Anybody who gets the DPOY, it's going to be Dwight Howard, or else he WILL BE ROBBED!

I'd plow Vanessa Bryant.


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Posted February 15, 2009 - 12:29 PM

It's either Dwight or KG
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Posted February 15, 2009 - 12:38 PM

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Posted February 15, 2009 - 01:09 PM

i doubt it, he'd have a shot if he were starting

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Posted February 15, 2009 - 03:28 PM

LeBron isn't that great of a defensive player. Love the guy offensively, but he's just a good weak-side shot-blocker, and that's all she wrote (improving, though).

Being a backup, Ariza defends other backups quite a bit. I'm not saying he doesn't defend others well, but he'd have to do it consistently, for 30+ minutes, before he's recognized as a top 10 defensive player in the NBA.

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Posted February 15, 2009 - 03:34 PM

How can he win the award when he's not even the best defender on the Lakers? Getting steals doesn't make you a good defensive player. (Smush) He gets a lot of steals because he gambles a lot and gives up a lot of easy plays.

Dwight is winning the award.

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Posted February 15, 2009 - 11:41 PM

No chance in hell he wins. Sorry

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Posted February 15, 2009 - 11:42 PM

Yeh very unlikely. Unless he starts all the remaining games and just somehow becomes a defensive beast for 48 minutes per game.

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Posted February 15, 2009 - 11:50 PM

this is how bill simmons gets fresh material

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Posted February 15, 2009 - 11:56 PM

Dwight got this, with him #1 in rebs, and blocks.

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Posted February 15, 2009 - 11:58 PM

I'd be shocked if Howard didn't win it. I doubt Ariza will even make top 10.

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Posted February 16, 2009 - 12:10 AM

Tim Duncan or bust...

KG and Camby winning over TD is a crime beyond humanity...
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Posted February 16, 2009 - 03:30 AM

Yeh very unlikely. Unless he starts all the remaining games and just somehow becomes a defensive beast for 48 minutes per game.



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Posted February 16, 2009 - 10:12 AM

Sorry but i dont think he is that good to win an award over Dwight

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Posted February 16, 2009 - 05:24 PM

It's a reputation award.

A guy like Ariza doesn't stand a chance to get it this year.

Slowly, but surely, who could work his way into the discussion, though. He probably needs a full post-season where he makes some big plays.

But again, Kobe still takes the #1 defensive assignments in big games. That hurts Trevor's chances immensely, at least in the near future.

Plus, his size (weight) prevents him from being able to effectively D up some of the larger 2's and 3's (see: Pierce, Paul), which is an area that hurts us as a team.

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