Open Thread: Draymond comes in 3rd for Defensive Player of the Year
Death by snub snub
The Great Migration
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Snub of Yesterday
Yesterday, Stephen Curry came in third in the MVP voting (second by number of 1st space votes). We discussed the matter here:
Snub of Today
Late Wednesday night, it was announced that Draymond Green came in 3rd in the Defensive Player of the Year voting.
A couple of days ago, Duby laid out this excellent overview of Draymond’s game:
which also attracted some excellent comments (go read them).
Snub of Tomorrow?
They have announced these awards finalists and winners so far:
NBA Coach of the Year
Quin Snyder, Utah Jazz
Tom Thibodeau, New York Knicks (winner)
Monty Williams, Phoenix Suns
Kia NBA Most Valuable Player
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers
Nikola Jokić, Denver Nuggets (winner)
Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year
Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz (winner)
Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors
Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers
Leaving only these finalists:
Kia NBA Most Improved Player
Jerami Grant, Detroit Pistons
Michael Porter Jr., Denver Nuggets
Julius Randle, New York Knicks
Kia NBA Rookie of the Year
LaMelo Ball, Charlotte Hornets
Anthony Edwards, Minnesota Timberwolves
Tyrese Haliburton, Sacramento Kings
Kia NBA Sixth Man
Jordan Clarkson, Utah Jazz
Joe Ingles, Utah Jazz
Derrick Rose, New York Knicks
So there are no Warriors left to snub.
This is today’s open thread (unless some serious news breaks out). Talk about anything you like…
Have we discussed JTA’s possible award?
Time for me to read further than pick 14 in the mock drafts. I don’t recognise any of these names...
The Warriors tomorrow will hold predraft workouts with Derrick Alston Jr. (Boise State), JaQuori McLaughlin (Oregon State/UC Santa Barbara), EJ Onu (Shawnee State), Jordan Schakel (San Diego State), Jericho Sims (Texas) and McKinley Wright IV (Colorado).
7:48 AM · Jun 10, 2021