Doc Rivers BS campaigning again - Ben Simmons is a lock to win DPOY


Joncolton

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Doc is at it again starting that BS.
BPG - Gobert #2, Simmons #62
DREB - Gobert #1, Simmons # 87
DREB% - Gobert #3, Simmons # 47
BLK% - Gobert #4, Simmons #64
DefWS - Gobert #1, Simmons # 15
DBPM - Gobert #6, Simmons #9
DTRG - Gobert # 2, Simmons # 16

Ben's dramatically IMPROVED his defense. His award MID (Most Improved Defender) or hell, give him another ROY award, but don't take the DPOY away from Rudy, he's clearly earned it.

Also, I like how the pic for this article is Ben getting away with hitting Donovan in the head. He's 6'11" and Donovan's 6'1" - he can't guard him without fouling?
 


stormkoopacv03

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As much as I would like Rudy to win again, however the media and ppl are already crowning Simmons as DPOY since Rudy has already won it a couple times and isn't a sexier pick.
It is said Simmons has brought it when it really counted, shutting down offensive players during crunch time while Rudy gets lit up against superior players when he is guarding them. Don't shoot the messenger, I'm just posting what ppl are saying.
 

jom2003

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Better hold onto that top record. The whole league is against Rudy and the Jazz. It's hard to win anything given what happened last year that made us the scapegoat for shutting down the entire league
 

infection

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It’s a media award. They dint want to give it to Rudy. They’re already going to be forced to give one of our guys 6th man. They want something sexy and something they can talk about and get excited about. They don’t want to talk about Gobert. Plenty of Simmons boners ready to take flight. Having another league darling like Rivers talk it up gives plenty of permission and justification for them to mentally masturbate on his prowess.
 

Saint Cy of JFC

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It’s a media award. They dint want to give it to Rudy. They’re already going to be forced to give one of our guys 6th man. They want something sexy and something they can talk about and get excited about. They don’t want to talk about Gobert. Plenty of Simmons boners ready to take flight. Having another league darling like Rivers talk it up gives plenty of permission and justification for them to mentally masturbate on his prowess.
You know Rivers is his coach, right?

You also know Gobert is the strong betting favorite to win DPOY, right?
 
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KqWIN

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You know Rivers is his coach, right?

You also know Gobert is the strong betting favorite to win DPOY, right?

If you look at the history of the award, DPOY is probably the most objective award there is. It certainly feels like Ben is winning because of the media...but Vegas is probably not over reacting to this small slice of time.

If the voters vote they have voted, there really isn't a debate. There are no candidates besides Gobert.
 

Handlogten's Heros

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You know Rivers is his coach, right?

You also know Gobert is the strong betting favorite to win DPOY, right?
Betting on BS might be a good play then.

Awards are goofy. They don't like to give them away to the same guy every year... that **** is too boring. There is also the narrative in the media that "rudy gets played off the floor in the playoffs"... its not true but that doesn't stop anyone.
 

Handlogten's Heros

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I have a hard time seeing Quin do something like this. Doc is elite at pandering to his players through the media. Helluva hype man.

It may backfire though... some of the media seem like the contrarian types that don't love being told what to think.
 

Saint Cy of JFC

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Betting on BS might be a good play then.

Awards are goofy. They don't like to give them away to the same guy every year... that **** is too boring. There is also the narrative in the media that "rudy gets played off the floor in the playoffs"... its not true but that doesn't stop anyone.
As long as the Jazz keep winning it should be a lock. Jazz schedule only gets easier and easier as time goes.
 

infection

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As long as the Jazz keep winning it should be a lock. Jazz schedule only gets easier and easier as time goes.
But Philadelphia is only a couple games behind us. If they finish first in the standings it changes the calculus.
 

One Brow

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Horse races with a runaway leader don't make headlines. Same goes for DPoY candidates. The media plays up the competitiveness to get more money.
 

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