I’m a voter for the NBA’s various post-season awards. Here’s how my ballot looks as the season winds down:
Most valuable player (vote for five in order of preference):
1. LeBron James. 2. Kobe Bryant. 3. Kevin Durant. 4. Carmelo Anthony. 5. Tony Parker.
Coach of the year:
1. Gregg Popovich. 2. George Karl. 3. Frank Vogel.
Defensive player of the year:
1. Serge Ibaka. 2 Joakim Noah. 3. Tony Allen.
Most Improved Player:
1. Larry Sanders. 2. Kemba Walker. 3. Nik Vucevic.
Rookie of the year:
1. Damian Lillard. 2. Anthony Davis. 3. Dion Waiters.
Sixth man award:
1. Jamal Crawford. 2. J.R. Smith. 3. Ramon Sessions.
Five passing thoughts on the NBA and the Charlotte Bobcats
I can’t see any good reason for Sessions to play again this season with the Bobcats. Why risk re-injuring that sprained knee in games with no tangible stakes?