MIP: Ranking the Finalists

Who’s your Most Improved Player?

Friday afternoon, the NBA released the finalists for the league’s annual awards.

Regarding Most Improved Player, I’ve ranked each finalist, and made their case for honors below:

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Milwaukee Bucks: What’s Next?

What awaits the Bucks in the off-season?

The Milwaukee Bucks had a fantastic season, but fell out of the playoffs in the first round to the Toronto Raptors. Most would say Milwaukee stands a better chance against Cleveland, but maybe losing to Toronto shows they’re not ready just yet.

What can administration and the coaching staff do to get prepare them for a further playoff mount?

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Tales from Free Agency: Jrue Holiday

Jrue Holiday is due to be a free agent.

The New Orleans Pelicans finished (34-48) , and 10th in the Western Conference. Despite adding star center DeMarcus Cousins, they fell short of the playoffs yet again. Jrue Holiday, their starting point guard is due to be a free agent.

My thoughts, on the former NBA All Star’s free agency options:

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Round 2: Cleveland’s Options

The Cleveland Cavaliers successfully pulled off a series sweep over the Indiana Pacers and are advancing to the second round. Who’s the more optimal match up for LeBron and the Cavaliers?

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Brandon Knight, the Beginner Buck

Brandon Knight started the Bucks in the right direction, back in 2014.

Today’s Milwaukee Bucks are fierce, currently tied 2-2 with the Toronto Raptors following Game 4. However, it hasn’t always been this way. One particular Milwaukee player initiated a wave that is the new era, and his name is Brandon Knight.

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The Most Essential Player

Each remaining playoff teams’ most essential player.

Rather than arguing the eternal MVP battle of Harden vs Westbrook, I decided to hand out my own title, the Most Essential Player.

The Most Essential Player, is the player whose performance can make the biggest impact.

Here are your most essential players, of each team in the post-season:

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Over the Hill, but Underrated

Vince Carter is still getting it done.

It’s been rumored that the former Slam Dunk Contest winner Vince Carter still has some miles left in the tank. He proved those rumors right, shooting 100% for 24 points in a victory against the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night. Here’s how the future hall of famer in his 19th NBA season:

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