Midseason Awards Race: Who takes home MVP, ROY, and more?
January 21, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
We've hit the halfway point in the NBA season, which means we have midseason awards to hand out. Here are the winners for Royce Young, Matt Moore and Zach Harper in this season's awards race:
Rookie of the Year
There's really no great answer here. Carter-Williams started off the season on fire, seemingly winning the award on opening night with a triple-double against the Heat. But injuries have slowed him, and his team has regressed. Then there's Victor Oladipo who has been good, but not great. Or you could go small sample size and pick Trey Burke, who has clearly improved the Jazz since he came back from injury. Really, just take anyone. As long as it's not Anthony Bennett.
Matt Moore: Carter-Williams, 76ers
Can I pass? OK, fine, I'll go with Carter-Williams barely over Oladipo. Oladipo's had a lot of highlights and projects to have the better career, but Williams has been a firebug for the Sixers, who needed someone outside of Evan Turner, Thad Young, and Spencer Hawes to play well just be competitive. He's shown he can be a great defender in time and has some ability to get to the rim. Still can't shoot though.