In some sense I meant officially, but also public perception/thoughts.
And a bit hazy on exact wording/rules behind the award but think I have the gist.. coaches and captains awarding points.. season based, rather than per game.. which is what promoted me to look at the season stats to see Sobey showing up nicely.
I also only caught a random sampling of games but in the Brisbane games I happened to catch he looked pretty good in all of them and had some good plays down the stretch in each, (while just about every game I saw with Casper bar about one it was the opposite).
Mooney - consistency, Wildcats would have likely missed playoffs without his calibre of performance, double double frequency well outside the norm
Landale - decent numbers overall, when on fire really scorches the opposition, some lack of consistency/immaturity counts against him? Not always exactly what you want in crunch moments
Harvey - pretty consistent, almost always a threat, carries his team
Sobey - good stats, pretty consistent, perhaps hurt by Brisbanes percentage.. too many times blown out of the water - but is that on Sobey?
Cotton - healthy all season, no question who should get it, just hurt a little by having some of the last half-dozen games show up worse than those earlier in the season, but has to be appreciated the travel load, amount the defence concentrates on him etc. Being able to up his assist game when shooting percentage fell partially counteracts.
For me I wouldn't be surprised if any of the above got it, or feel that it would be grossly unfair to the others. All in with a shot.
I think of the last 7 or so times it has been awarded I've only agreed with the call when it went to Cotton ;) Bogut for me in 18-19 was a no ;)