December 15, 2005

Hidden: MOST IMPROVED PLAYER: Here is a list of the Most Improved Players of the past. Zach Randolph took it in 2004, and Bobby Simmons this past year. WHO IS THE MOST IMPROVED PLAYER SO FAR THIS YEAR? Smush Parker, TJ Ford, Boris Diaw.......???

posted by Snikastyle to basketball at 12:52 PM - 17 comments

Why dont we wait until there is a currant article on the subject? Its way to early to name a MIP

posted by daddisamm at 01:14 PM on December 15, 2005

I don't see what good an article about a lesser known fruit (currant) would do

posted by arrmatey at 01:20 PM on December 15, 2005

Smush Parker would get my vote, but then again i watch the Lakers almost every game.

posted by drjimmy11 at 01:24 PM on December 15, 2005

This is about as close to a no-link post as you can get.

posted by dusted at 01:37 PM on December 15, 2005

I vote for Milicic.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 01:50 PM on December 15, 2005

I'd think this was a self-post except who'd want to point out that work? It's missing an Under Construction graphic.

posted by yerfatma at 01:55 PM on December 15, 2005

I want to like this post. I haven't followed league-wide NBA basketball this year as much as I should but these historical lists are interesting in my book. On the flip side; a more fleshed out FPP would garner more attention/discussion especially if the link was current (hell, even the wikipedia article would have been better) and/or more contextual links were provided (that's my soft-spot for MeFi coming out again, though). I thought it was interesting that players from the Bullets and Magic from '91 to '01 won 6 out of the 11 awards. Also, I got a good laugh out of the fact that Georghe Muresan won the award in 95-96. I think that was what really set him on the road to the Hollywood blockbuster "My Giant" and, maybe (if we're lucky) Springfield, Mass.

posted by redsnare at 02:20 PM on December 15, 2005

No newsworth link.

posted by justgary at 02:21 PM on December 15, 2005

This is the bounciest and spinniest home page ever. It's rather hypnotic.

posted by NoMich at 02:24 PM on December 15, 2005

By astonishing coincidence, I'd just come up with an early installment of MIP. Here are the leaders: Parker,Smush West,David Diaw,Boris Brand,Elton Camby,Marcus Wade,Dwyane Davis,Ricky Bosh,Chris Howard,Dwight Pierce,Paul Stevenson,Deshawn Redd,Michael The proper way to select MIP is to start at the top and reject players for one reason or another. Eventually you arrive at your boy.

posted by mike goodman at 02:49 PM on December 15, 2005

This has got to be a self-link. Having said that, though, I liked the little write-up about the King Charles Troupe. You can find more information right here, but I know I'd pay good money to see these fellows. It beats the donkey crap out of, well, this.

posted by wfrazerjr at 03:14 PM on December 15, 2005

"This is the bounciest and spinniest home page ever." c'mon, how can you talk this post down? the site won the "lightspan study web academic excellence award."

posted by blue at 03:28 PM on December 15, 2005

I really didn't want to use a link, I just wanted to know who everyone was thinking on the MIP award. Don't worry about the link so much, and just discuss the topic. My picks in order: Smush Parker Elton Brand David West TJ Ford Boris Diaw

posted by Snikastyle at 11:23 AM on December 16, 2005

my picks Boris Diaw David West Smush Parker

posted by pvlostinspace at 02:33 PM on December 18, 2005

David West is most improved. He went from being a 6ppg, 4rpg, 0.18apg, donut-dunker to 16.0ppg,7.3rrg,1.5apg monster dunker. He's got my vote.

posted by d.west at 02:58 PM on December 20, 2005

Without a doubt David should get a raise from And1.

posted by d.west at 02:59 PM on December 20, 2005

Why doesn't everybody log on to and vote for D30 (D.West). And by the way his mom goes to my church just in case you're wondering why in the world am i making such a big deal out of this.

posted by d.west at 03:07 PM on December 20, 2005

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