TrueHoop Network Awards Given Out

With Awards Season coming this week (Dwight Howard won DPOY today) and throughout, the TrueHoop Network thought it would be a fun idea to vote on the same awards and see how the network gauged the 2009-2010 regular season.

You can see the winners here on TrueHoop. Big ups to Dan Feldman of Pistons Powered for getting this together.

Here is how I voted:

MVP
1. LeBron James
2. Kevin Durant
3. Kobe Bryant
4. Dwight Howard
5. Dwyane Wade

Explanation: Pretty self-explanatory for why LeBron is number one here. I picked Durant over the rest for second because Dwight Howard wasn’t good enough offensively the first two months, Kobe was bad the last month or two and Dwyane Wade just wasn’t as spectacular in my opinion.

ROY
1. Tyreke Evans (Who was damn near unanimous)
2. Stephen Curry
3. Brandon Jennings

Explanation: Unlike some pundits and team fans, I’ve been watching the ENTIRE season. It’s still a season long award, right?

COY
1. Nate McMillan
2. Scott Brooks
3. Scott Skiles

Explanation: Nate McMillan had more than 300 games missed to injury, had to play Juwan Howard way too much and still won 50 games in the West. Hard to go against him even with how great the turnarounds were in OKC and Milwaukee.

DPOY
1. Josh Smith
2. Dwight Howard
3. Andrew Bogut

Explanation: The reason I didn’t pick Dwight is because Josh Smith is not only a game-changer around the basket but he’s also a pretty good perimeter defender. I understand the argument for Howard and don’t disagree with it per se but for me, I’ll take the more versatile defender.

MIP
1. Kevin Durant
2. Joakim Noah
3. Russell Westbrook

Explanation: Durant went from a really good player to being an offensive apocalypse. I don’t really see how this one could even be close.

Sixth Man
1. Jamal Crawford
2. Anderson Varejao
3. Jason Terry

Explanation: I love what Anderson Varejao does for his team but I think Jamal Crawford has done a better job of getting his team to the next level. Is Jamal the better player? Probably not when you factor in defense. But Jamal has made a bigger impact off the bench.

Executive of the Year
1. John Hammond, Milwaukee
2. Sam Presti, OKC
3. Daryl Morey, Houston

Explanation: Every player on this team has been brought in to fill a specific role. It’s pretty incredible that all of these moves have worked out as well as they have. John Hammond has turned a bad team into a dangerous playoff team (well, before Andrew Bogut turned his arm into a wet noodle).

All NBA 1st Team
G: Dwyane Wade
G: Kobe Bryant
F: LeBron James
F: Kevin Durant
C: Dwight Howard

All NBA 2nd Team
G: Steve Nash
G: Deron Williams
F: Carmelo Anthony
F: Dirk Nowitzki
C: Andrew Bogut

All NBA 3rd Team
G: Rajon Rondo
G: Brandon Roy
F: Josh Smith
F: Chris Bosh
C: Tim Duncan

All Defensive 1st Team
G: Rajon Rondo
G: Thabo Sefolosha
F: Gerald Wallace
F: Josh Smith
C: Dwight Howard

All Defensive 2nd Team
G:Dwyane Wade
G: Nicolas Batum
F: Luc Richard Mbah a Moute
F: Anderson Varejao
C: Andrew Bogut

All Rookie 1st Team
Tyreke Evans
Stephen Curry
Brandon Jennings
Jonas Jerebko
DeJuan Blair

All Rookie 2nd Team
Darren Collison
Marcus Thornton
Ty Lawson
Wesley Matthews
James Harden

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