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Train
Two years ago

#36545

NBL Awards

I think the MVP voting should be really close this year. Before Childress got injured he would of been the clear favourite but with him missing a big chunk of games it opens it wide up.

Candidates : Conklin, McCrae, Wilson, Childress, Jackson

I think Conklin may win, he's been the most consistent performer and isn't overly surrounded by other star players.

Most Improved Player : Webster by a mile.

Defensive Player of the Year : Close one but I think Martin will win marginally over Jackson and Gladness

Rookie of the year : Tough one, hasn't really been too many standouts. Does Motum or Tai Wesley count as a rookie ? If not I'd have to go with Brandt

Coach of the Year: Joey deserves this but I think it will go to Fearne

6th Man : Traghard to edge out his team mate Craig

Whats everyone else's pick ?


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Anonymous
Two years ago
14:31 21 Feb 15

Reply #516742

re: NBL Awards

How does Joey deserve coach of the year?? His team had a 7 game losing streak during the season... Fearne deserves it and will get it.


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Train
Two years ago
15:16 21 Feb 15

Reply #516747

re: NBL Awards

Taking your team from the brink off missing the playoffs and then going on a 9+ streak certainly deserves a mention. Like I said I still think Fearne will get it.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
15:42 21 Feb 15

Reply #516749

re: NBL Awards

I think Ibekwe should get 6th Man consideration. Pledger started ahead of him (albeit playing less minutes) for most of the season, so he should be eligible.


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Train
Two years ago
16:09 21 Feb 15

Reply #516753

re: NBL Awards

Good call . I totally forgot about him.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
16:27 21 Feb 15

Reply #516754

re: NBL Awards

I can't remember the last time the best player for the season won the mvp. Ennis was a certainty last year followed by goulding but somehow Clarke won it. So judging by that I will say someone like wilbekin


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Darryl
Two years ago
16:30 21 Feb 15

Reply #516755

re: NBL Awards

MVP Going with Childress or Jackson
Rookie: Am confused as to who exactly qualifies but if eligible I would say Wesley otherwise Angus Brandt.
Defensive Player: Still think Martin but not by a landslide with Gladness rating highly.
Coach: Wright and Fearne the obvious candidates but wouldn't rule out Vickerman.
6th Man: Ibekwe followed by Tragardh.


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paul
Two years ago
16:38 21 Feb 15

Reply #516757

re: NBL Awards

For anyone interested in my awards, plus 1st and 2nd Teams, they're here:

http://www.fiba.com/news/the-best-of-the-best-mvp-time

1st Team: Motum, Conklin, Childress, Wilson, Jackson
2nd Team: Ibekwe, Worthington, Blanchfield, McRae, Wilbekin


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paul
Two years ago
16:44 21 Feb 15

Reply #516759

re: NBL Awards

Clarke was amazing last year, every bit as good as Ennis and Goulding but any of the three would have been deserving.

The year before Jackson was clearly the best player and he won it. The year before Lisch was certainly right up there. Was it Penney the year before that?


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HoldenV8
Two years ago
20:24 21 Feb 15

Reply #516780

re: NBL Awards

My 2 cents worth.....

MVP: Chilldress / Wilson / Jackson

Rookie: Motum

Defensive Player: D Martin/ Gladness

Coach: Aaron Fearne

6th Man: Ibekwe

Most Improved: Mitch Creek

I've gone for Creek because in previous seasons he has been either a bench player or spot starter for Adelaide. This year he's cemented his place as the 36ers starting SF and is putting up career best numbers of 10.7 pts, 4.1 rebs and 1.5 assists per game. He's also on track to put in career best minutes.

Hey, I figure I have to have at least one right.


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Kr
Two years ago
20:47 21 Feb 15

Reply #516784

re: NBL Awards

Most improved is a two horse race imo between Webster and blanchfield.
Webster 15.4 pt 2rb 1.6 as
Blanchfield 14.6 pt 5 rb 1.6 as

Webster has been a consistently better outside shooter but is a scoring guard like madgen that doesn't bring a lot else when he isn't scoring.

Blanchfield has been much better this year at getting to the hoop and has been rebounding very well


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:52 21 Feb 15

Reply #516786

re: NBL Awards

Gladness is the definition of defense so hope he wins that. Gladness fort MVP and the other awards are pointless.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:13 21 Feb 15

Reply #516789

re: NBL Awards

COY is voted by other coaches... Fearne won't win it cause no one likes him


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Adam The Kings Fan
Two years ago
21:39 21 Feb 15

Reply #516796

re: NBL Awards

My list
MVP: Jackson, Childress, Motum or maybe Conklin

MIP, Garlepp has been the most improved in my opinion but if not him either webster or creek, or shaun bruce. He's been pretty good to

Rookie: Unless Motum or Wesley don't count as rookies, then I'd say Brandt.

Defensive Player: Gladness first, then Martin, Then Ebekwe, Then Childress and I think Perry is a very under rated defender.

Coach Of The Year: Fearne or Vickerman, I don't know about Wright because while he is in the conversation his team did go on a 7 game losing streak.

1st Team Would be
Guard: Jackson Guard; Mcrae Forward: Childress Forward: Conklin Center Motum

2nd Team
Guard: Wilbekin Guard: Wilson Forward: Blanchfield Forward: Worthington Center: Tragdarh (If he counts


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Dazz
Two years ago
21:58 21 Feb 15

Reply #516801

re: NBL Awards

What's the definition of a "Rookie"?
I personally feel it should mean somebody who has not played professionally before their 1st season in the NBL. Otherwise it would be Childress! LOL
If you exclude imports, then Motum, but even that seems a little silly.

Also, what is the criteria/voting for "6th man"? Must they actually be 1st off the bench, or simply start on the bench?
I think Tragardh.

MVP is hard to pick, remembering that it IS MVP, not simply "best player." I personally think Jackson is the best, but Conklin a good chance for MVP.


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sixers147
Two years ago
22:28 21 Feb 15

Reply #516810

re: NBL Awards

MVP: Wilson

Rookie: Motum

Defensive Player: Gladness please not Martin

Coach: Joey Wright for turning around adelaides season

6th Man: Ibekwe

Most Improved: Mitch Creek


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Anonymous
Two years ago
01:17 22 Feb 15

Reply #516823

re: NBL Awards

Motum played in Europe prior to the nbl so he is not eligible for rookie of the year


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Darryl
Two years ago
01:17 22 Feb 15

Reply #516824

re: NBL Awards

Wilson won't win mvp.


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Mystro
Two years ago
03:27 22 Feb 15

Reply #516829

re: NBL Awards

MVP: Childress or Mr Triple Double Ced Jackson
MIP: C.Webster
6th Man: Ibekwe
ROTY: Tai Wesley
COTY: Fearne or Vickerman
DPOTY: D.Martin

Title: Breakers


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Kr
Two years ago
09:17 22 Feb 15

Reply #516838

re: NBL Awards

Nice one mystro, but I think ibekwe should get dpoy. Thats better, breakers players win every award.

Not that I'm saying your wrong, can make a solid argument for all of your picks.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
09:27 22 Feb 15

Reply #516840

re: NBL Awards

Blanchfield has improved his averages for points, rebounds and assists in every single season he's been in the NBL - that is pretty impressive!


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Anonymous
Two years ago
10:24 22 Feb 15

Reply #516844

re: NBL Awards

Tai Wesley also played in Europe prior to the nbl so he is not eligible for rookie of the year either


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Anonymous
Two years ago
16:53 22 Feb 15

Reply #516913

re: NBL Awards

MVP: Jackson
Coach: Fearne
Defensive: Martian or Gladness
Rookie: Tai
Most improved: Corey Webster


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koberulz
Two years ago
01:52 23 Feb 15

Reply #517041

re: NBL Awards

Motum played in Europe prior to the nbl so he is not eligible for rookie of the year
"Rookie" is defined as any local player playing their first NBL season. That's how Patty Mills was eligible despite having played in the NBA.

If it's changed, nothing's been said.


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Nathan of Perth
Two years ago
12:34 23 Feb 15

Reply #517116

re: NBL Awards

Really unsure about MVP, if Childress had played on then surely would have got it but for now... there's a few possibilities. Wilbekin or Jackson are my best bets.


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paul
Two years ago
12:38 23 Feb 15

Reply #517119

re: NBL Awards

Alex Loughton and Luke Nevill were ineligible for that reason, weren't they?


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Train
Two years ago
12:41 23 Feb 15

Reply #517122

re: NBL Awards

koberulz: I could be wrong here but I didn't think that Patty had played in NBA prior to playing with the Tigers


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Green 76
Two years ago
12:50 23 Feb 15

Reply #517127

re: NBL Awards

MVP: Childress - Jackson or Conklin will get it based on the voting system
Most Improved: Blanchfield - Webster, Creek & Norton are the other candiates.
Coach: Fearne
Defensive: Martin - Gladness or Ibekwe could get it though.
Sixth: Tragardh - Ibekwe, Craig & Markovic could get it.
Rookie: Brandt

First Team
Jackson
Childress
Conklin
Motum
Wilson or Wilbekin

Second Team
Wilson or Wilbekin
McRae
Blanchfield
Ibekwe
Knight


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paul
Two years ago
13:41 23 Feb 15

Reply #517142

re: NBL Awards

Mills had played in the NBA, but wasn't aware he was eligible for ROY. Like I said, Loughton and Nevill weren't because they'd played OS.


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koberulz
Two years ago
14:08 23 Feb 15

Reply #517153

re: NBL Awards

2012 NBL Awards nominations, including Mills for RotY: http://www.36reasons.net/2012/03/2011-2012-award-nominations.html



(Is it possible to do hyperlinks on here? I get an error every time I try.)


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Train
Two years ago
20:19 26 Feb 15

Reply #517831

re: NBL Awards

Does anyone know whats happening with the official NBL Awards night ? Is it even happening ? There doesn't seem to be a lot of information on it this year.


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Isaac
Two years ago
20:55 26 Feb 15

Reply #517846

re: NBL Awards

koberulz, it is possible, but it's blocked for some IP classes to prevent spam.


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