Kevin Love named MIP
Old 04-21-2011, 03:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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MINNEAPOLIS -- In one short season, Kevin Love went from gritting his teeth on the bench as a sixth man for the lowly Minnesota Timberwolves to playing as an All-Star and becoming the NBA's leading rebounder.

That was more than enough to earn him the league's Most Improved Player award. Two people with knowledge of the announcement told The Associated Press that Love will be given the award at a news conference on Thursday afternoon.

Kevin Love had 53 consecutive double-doubles and will be named the league's most improved.
The people requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the award before the announcement.

Love averaged 20.2 points and led the NBA with 15.2 rebounds per game this season. He earned his first All-Star appearance despite playing for a team that finished with the worst record in the NBA.

"The year that he's had has been unbelievable," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said late in the regular season. "When you average 20 and 15 in this league, that says a lot. It says a lot about how he's improved from year to year. He's a guy that plays hard all the time and will continue to improve from year to year."

After finishing his second season in the league as a sixth man, Love worked hard last summer to improve his game. He won a gold medal with Team USA at the world championships in Turkey and went through grueling workouts with Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook at a Los Angeles gym.
Kevin Love of Minnesota Timberwolves to win Most Improved player, report says - ESPN
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Derozan was 13th in MIP voting.
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Derozan was 13th in MIP voting.
Ouch.

Where did you get that list?
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Ouch.

Where did you get that list?
Here's the full list of the voting:

Wolves' Love wins Kia Most Improved Player Award | NBA.com


Top 5- Love, Aldridge, D. Wright, Rose, Humphries
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Who voted DeRozan 1st?

Devlin? Jack?
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
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What a joke. This means nothing if you're on the worst team in the NBA.. where exactly did his improvement get the team? No where. His stats are inflated because he plays in garbage time on the worst team in the league.
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Old 04-21-2011, 10:28 PM   #8 (permalink)
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This was kind of the predictable choice. And you don't get you don't just get a double double streak like that cause your team is shitty, and there is a lot of so called irrelevant minutes. That was an earned award, 53 straight.
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:49 AM   #9 (permalink)
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ya know, K-Love might be getting all the major awards, but we know who the better player is.
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Old 04-26-2011, 03:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Russell Westbrook anyone?
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I figured Derozan would have been a little higher up.
But Love definityl deserved it.
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Old 04-26-2011, 04:41 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Who voted DeRozan 1st?

Devlin? Jack?
this is what I'm wondering
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Old 04-26-2011, 04:44 PM   #13 (permalink)
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