Isaac
Years ago

Daniel Johnson is NBL Round 7 POTW

After leading his side to a huge road win in Perth on Friday night, Adelaide 36ers big man Daniel Johnson has taken out the National Basketball League's Player of the Week for Round Seven of the iiNet NBL Championship.

Johnson was instrumental in the 36ers being able to spoil the Wildcats’ party to celebrate the opening of Perth Arena. The 212cm centre scored 21 points and added 15 rebounds, as well as one assist and one steal. He went 8-of-18 from the field and 5-of-6 from the free-throw line. He also made a critical bucket with 35 seconds remaining in the game that helped seal the win.
Runners up were Madgen (23/3/2 in a road win) and Deleon (23/3/2 also, in a home fightback win).

And the hordes:
Other leading contenders for Player of the Week in Round Seven included Alex Pledger (New Zealand), Jonny Flynn (Melbourne), Oscar Forman (Wollongong), Adam Ballinger (Melbourne), Alex Loughton (Cairns), Matt Knight (Perth), Anthony Petrie (Adelaide), Ian Crosswhite (Sydney) and Cedric Jackson (New Zealand).

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I think the NBL is getting POTW pretty much right this season.

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Vesta 19  
Years ago

Thoroughly deserved... a big individual performance in a great team performance.

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HoldenV8  
Years ago

A good choice by the league and its DJ's 2nd POTW award after also winning the award in Rd.4 last season. Coincidentally, DJ's POTW win in 2011-12 was also in Perth against the Wildcats.

2011-12 - 22 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block
2012-13 - 21 points, 15 rebounds, 1 assist, 0 blocks

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Mystro  
Years ago

Well deserved award.

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natwhereyouat  
Years ago

So many contenders takes away how special it is to get the award. Always a bunch of players who are in contention...

Alex Pledger - Agree-ish.
Jonny Flynn - Team lost. Shouldn't be contender.
Oscar Forman - Was 2nd best player on his team. Shouldn't be a contender.
Adam Ballinger - Team lost. Shouldn't be contender.
Alex Loughton - Team lost. Shouldn't be contender. Matt Knight - Team lost. Shouldn't be contender.
Anthony Petrie - Was 2nd best player on his team. Shouldn't be a contender.
Ian Crosswhite - Was 2nd best player on his team. Shouldn't be a contender.
Cedric Jackson - Agree.

I think if you play for a team that doesn't win, you don't get a mention unless you drop 40-50 points in a tight game.

If you are the second best player on your team, not in contention.

You must play for the winning team and be the best player on that team to get a "mention".

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Mystro  
Years ago

You must play for the winning team and be the best player on that team to get a "mention".


^Quoted for Truth


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Kobe24  
Years ago

I think you would want to be in an absolute zone to be mentioned if your team loses. The year Ricky Grace got finals MVP but the 'Cats lost to the Giants was just weird and bloody awkward to watch.

Cut back the list, make the mention seem that bit more exclusive.

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Isaac  
Years ago

The list is exclusive. Three players got mentioned.

That other list is a "Nice stats also by" - something for journos and fans to see as recognition for their teams. Sometimes it gets a bit silly (Loughton, Flynn this week) but oh well.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Kobe, Perth never lost to North Melbourne in a grand final series (they defeated the Giants in 95).

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Anonymous  
Years ago

from memory i believe the other mentions are anyone who got a vote from anyone for the award. At least that is how it used to be when i was getting those emails. Just one vote gets you in there

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Kobe24  
Years ago

Maybe it was the Tigers then... But Grace won a finals MVP in a losing series.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

93! We had to get sumthing, we got robbed that game! Before every starts crying, actualy if u remember the game, then talk about the refs please! Afl, a-leauge wildcats every body complains how we get all the calls! Just watch game 3 of that gf . How they didnt get fouled out is still beyound the ppl who follow the cats.

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PeterJohn  
Years ago

Kobe:

MVP is an individual award, whether it's for a round, a series or a season. To the extent that the team's results reflect the contribution of the player, they are a factor, but only one factor, not the sole prerequisite for eligibility.

On your principle, 24 of the league's season MVPs wouldn't have received that award because their team wasn't on top of the ladder at the end of the season.

1979 / Ken Richardson / West Adelaide Bearcats / 4th
1980 / Rocky Smith / St Kilda Saints / 1st
1981 / Mike Jones / Illawarra Hawks / 8th
1982 / Al Green / West Adelaide Bearcats / 1st
1983 / Owen Wells / Sydney Supersonics / 1st
1984 / Leroy Loggins / Brisbane Bullets / 1st
1985 / Ray Borner / Coburg Giants / 5th
1986 / Leroy Loggins / Brisbane Bullets / 3rd
1987 / Leroy Loggins / Brisbane Bullets / 2nd
/ Mark Davis / Adelaide 36ers / 1st
1988 / Joe Hurst / Hobart Tassie Devils / 9th
1989 / Scott Fisher / North Melbourne Giants / 2nd
1990 / Derek Rucker / Brisbane Bullets / 3rd
1991 / Andrew Gaze / Melbourne Tigers / 5th
1992 / Andrew Gaze / Melbourne Tigers / 3rd
/ Scott Fisher / North Melbourne Giants / 4th
1993 / Robert Rose / South East Melbourne Magic / 2nd
1994 / Andrew Gaze / Melbourne Tigers / 1st
1995 / Andrew Gaze / Melbourne Tigers / 8th
1996 / Andrew Gaze / Melbourne Tigers / 1st
1997 / Andrew Gaze / Melbourne Tigers / 2nd
1998 / Andrew Gaze / Melbourne Tigers / 5th
1999 / Steve Woodberry / Brisbane Bullets / 5th
2000 / Paul Rogers / Perth Wilcats / 3rd
2001 / Robert Rose / Townsville Crocodiles / 2nd
2002 / Mark Bradtke / Melbourne Tigers / 5th
2003 / Chris Williams / Sydney Kings / 1st
2004 / Matthew Nielsen / Sydney Kings / 1st
2005 / Brian Wethers / Hunter Pirates / 8th
2006 / Chris Anstey / Melbourne Tigers / 2nd
2007 / Sam Mackinnon / Brisbane Bullets / 1st
2008 / Chris Anstey / Melbourne Tigers / 2nd
2009 / Kirk Penney / New Zealand Breakers / 3rd
2010 / Corey Williams / Townsville Crocodiles / 3rd
2011 / Gary Ervin / Wollongong Hawks / 5th
2012 / Kevin Lisch / Perth Wildcats / 2nd

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