Hogwash
Two years ago

NBL Awards so far

As we hit the break for the Asia Cup game and we're about a third of the way through the season how about some award predictions.

MVP: Cotton
Rookie: Humphries
All NBL team;
Cotton, Clarke, Tokoto, P Ellis, Boone.

Thoughts?

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Cotton is a very one-dimensional player though

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Martin, Cotton, Abercrombie, Creek, Pledger.

Rookie, Illi by country mile.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Prather has to be in MVP and All NBL team talks.

Most improved: Illi and Walker

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Do the monthly awards still exist? i.e. Player of the Month & Coach of the Month?

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Big Ads  
Two years ago

Sosa MVP at this stage and Ili most improved (Ili has played with the Breakers for the past 3 seasons ruling him out at a rookie I suspect). Humphries as ROY and Martin DPOY

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TimberBall  
Two years ago

Walker has to be most improved. Played next to nothing last season as an injury replacement and is now starting for the defending champs.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

WHy are there no NBL games this week?

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Aussie  
Two years ago

Because the Australian Boomers are playing 2 games on Friday and Monday, as the first window of the qualifying series of the 2019 World Cup

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Oh sank you

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Ingles13  
Two years ago

Most improved: ili pretty much has this wrapped up, but Walker Adnam McCarron and Creek are all considerations
DPOY: Tokoto
6th man: No real standout so plenty of contenders. Penney, Ili, Gibson, Loughton all with a look based on 7 rounds of gameplay. But I think by the end of the season , this will be Cadee's award.
Rookie of year: Humphries, no one to challenge him here.

How about most disappointing season from a returning player? I feel like Norton and Blanchfield have both been well below expectations.

All NBL 5: Sosa, Cotton, Tokoto, Creek, Ogilvy.
Second 5: Ware, McCarron, Prather, Ellis, Boone

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Prather only in the 2nd 5?
He's right in the MVP conversation IMO.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Cody Ellis in the second five? He's not even in his own teams second five!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Perry Ellis you doofus.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Jokes work better when they don't have to be explained you doofus.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

You had a blonde moment and after being pulled up on it are making the 'joke' excuse. You weren't making such a lame joke, or if you were - jokes on you. So lame.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

The Cody Ellis joke was a cracker!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

If you can't see that was an obvious joke then you’re a moron. You didn’t pull me up on anything, you just didn’t get it.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Prather had some poor games, tokoto and Abercrombie both beat him.

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Hogwash  
Two years ago

Ili most improved and Penney for 6th man.
Randle will get his share of MVP votes although Perry Ellis will get some for Sydney too.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Adnam MIP. Is it April fools day?

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United66  
Two years ago

Prather definitely up there for MVP. The man is a stud.

Cotton one-dimensional?? What game are you watching?!?!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

if Rotnei Clarke can be in the discussion (and actually win one) while being a one-trick pony, then Cotton is easily in the same discussion.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Lucas Walker most improved??? Ill have whatever you are all smoking. No way a who turns 33 next week is getting most improved

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LV  
Two years ago

1st team: Cotton, Clarke, Prather, Ellis, Boone

2nd team: Ware, Sosa, Tokoto, Newbill, Johnson

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Zodiac  
Two years ago

LV, I reckon that's pretty much spot on.

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Freethrows  
Two years ago

How is Ware getting into your 2nd team, LV?

MVP Prather
MIP Ili or Walker. I'll go with Ili.
DPOY Tokoto, Martin (always in the running, has never ever fouled another player, just ask the refs) or maybe even Prather. I think it might be Tokoto. Can I pick the Taipans for DPOY? They are all good.
ROTY Humphries
6th man Loughton
1st team Sosa, Cotton, Prather, Ellis, Boone
2nd team Clarke, Trice, Tokoto, Conger, DJ

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J  
Two years ago

If Cooke Jr plays like he did on the weekend consistently he could find his way into 6th man of the year discussion.

Uniteds poor play relative to expectation hurts Prathers MVP case, not that the NBL is bothered by ladder position.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Love people that really can't see the development of Walker. That clearly shows their lack of anything basketball related. Will he win MIP hopefully. Unlikely but this season so far is MIP.

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LV  
Two years ago

Ware has had a couple of shocking games where he was a non event, but mostly has been quite good

His scoring is down from last year but his playmaking and D is quality too

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Breakers have lost one game and can't get a look in by most, surprisingly.

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koberulz  
Two years ago

Lucas Walker most improved??? Ill have whatever you are all smoking. No way a who turns 33 next week is getting most improved
There's no age limit.

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Ingles13  
Two years ago

The breakers have 7 or 8 guys that can star on any given night, and then have Delany also off the bench. Hard for any of them to stand out really.

A good question is who has been the breakers MVP so far this season?

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Hoopsbuff  
Two years ago

What does it matter how old he is?! I didn't realise there was an age limit for being able to add to your game/improve from the season before.
The award is MIP, not ROTY.

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koberulz  
Two years ago

RoTY doesn't have an age limit either.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

It's a pretty simple concept koberulz, isn't it? Evidently not!

Maybe hoops needs an age limit.

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proud  
Two years ago

I think anyone predicting Defensive Player of the Year award is either a fool or a genius... as far as I remember. The rules are that each team nominates a player for that award...

Imagine telling Martin or Tokoto or even both if Cooke Jr. becomes the terror rim protector that they aren't even nominated for that award! My tip is Perth Wildcats player.

Walker for MIP

Humphries for ROTY

Ili for 6 man (he is already better than Sosa)

Perry Ellis for MVP... he has been the one man in a one man team so hence he is the most valuable. Perrin Buford has also been extremely impressive.

Cotton, Clarke, Buford, Ellis, Boone are All NBL 1st team
Damo or Trice, McCarron, Conger, Tokoto and too hard to call between Ogilvy, Pledger and Brandt

I agree that the SF position is ridiculous and how I couldn't find a spot for Prather, Creek, Abercrombie or Blanchfield I don't know

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proud  
Two years ago

Wow I must be tired, I added Blanchfield when he wouldn't hit water if he fell out of a boat and forgot to include Ili in the All NBL 2nd team

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koberulz  
Two years ago

I think anyone predicting Defensive Player of the Year award is either a fool or a genius... as far as I remember. The rules are that each team nominates a player for that award...

Imagine telling Martin or Tokoto or even both if Cooke Jr. becomes the terror rim protector that they aren't even nominated for that award! My tip is Perth Wildcats player.
This is why that's an utterly stupid system.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

If I were Fearney I'd pick Jarrad Weeks just for a laff

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paul  
Two years ago

MVP Prather
MIP Ili
DPOY Martin
ROY Humphries

1st Team - Boone, Creek, Prather, Clarke, Newbill
2nd Team - Ellis, Conger, Buford, Cotton, Martin

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anon  
Two years ago

any surprise predictions?

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anon  
Two years ago

Monthly awards? c'mon this isn't kids footy.

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D2.0  
Two years ago

The nominating system used for DPOTY is in some ways sensible.
It stops players on the same team robbing votes, which like it or not is sometimes a huge factor in voted awards.

Only way Damo doesn't get nominated is if he gets injured.

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proud  
Two years ago

Oh I'm not arguing with you in that one Koberulz, why not have the league take the two best defenders and compare them using their understandings of how the award is judged and then you have the representative from each team and the responsibility to tell Martin or Tokoto is no longer there.

Could the Kings be the first team to not have a representative for DPOY as they don't play defence?

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FSTOS  
Two years ago

Are players judged on there complete game?

Has anyone noticed how bad Ellis is at the other end?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I reckon Cats will nominate Tokoto for DPOTY. Mainly to help his resumè.

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D2.0  
Two years ago

Yeah Right.
That will happen right after they ask their fans to sit down and be quiet when the opposition is shooting free-throws.

Barring injury, the only way that could happen is if Martin told them he wanted JP nominated.
And even then...
Perth adores Martin. If BBL fans were the only ones voting, he could get elected Mayor.

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D2.0  
Two years ago

At this point I would have the backcourt as Cotton, Prather, and Tokoto.
Frontcourt Ellis, and probably Buford.
MVP - Prather.
Most Improved - Lucas Walker
Rookies - I don't know enough of them
Coach: Paul Henare
2nds: Ware, Randle, Clarke, Boone,DJ.

6th Man could be interesting.
A lot of good players now starting on the bench, in addition to the usual suspects.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Is Most Improved Player actually an official award in the NBL?

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koberulz  
Two years ago

Yes, and it has been since the late 80s.

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