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Chris Kaman might get MIP

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:43 am
by migya
Kaman had another great game last night and the way he is going, he'll get Most Improved Player. The guy is averaging over 18pts, 14rebs and 2.5blks, while shooting over 51%FG and over 83%FT! Surely he won't keep it up but the guy is one of the biggest monsters in the nba right now

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:48 am
by TMC
Too early to tell. So far, John Salmons should get it. Kaman is having a big season, tho, and will have a chance if he's able to keep playing like this during all the year. But that's a big if.

I'd rather wait til the ASG (at least) to even consider someone for MIP. The season is just too young.

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:59 am
by migya
Salmons is now on the bench behind Artest, so I've read and thus is not producing anywhere near as much as he did when Artest was not there. Kaman is the only real Center the Clips have so he has a chance to keep it going or at least to play alot

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:03 am
by TMC
migya wrote:Salmons is now on the bench behind Artest, so I've read and thus is not producing anywhere near as much as he did when Artest was not there. Kaman is the only real Center the Clips have so he has a chance to keep it going or at least to play alot


Well, Salmons had another 21 and 10 game last night (Artest was out), and you never know what may happen with Ron. He might get traded, suspended, decide to leave the team... Salmons is doing anything he can to get his minutes, and, if I had to bet, I'd do it for the Kings keeping Salmons on the starting lineup and Artest being traded to the Knicks.

I stand with what I said. So far, the MIP should be Salmons. That may change in a month, but that still has to happen.

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:15 am
by migya
TMC wrote:
migya wrote:Salmons is now on the bench behind Artest, so I've read and thus is not producing anywhere near as much as he did when Artest was not there. Kaman is the only real Center the Clips have so he has a chance to keep it going or at least to play alot


Well, Salmons had another 21 and 10 game last night (Artest was out), and you never know what may happen with Ron. He might get traded, suspended, decide to leave the team... Salmons is doing anything he can to get his minutes, and, if I had to bet, I'd do it for the Kings keeping Salmons on the starting lineup and Artest being traded to the Knicks.

I stand with what I said. So far, the MIP should be Salmons. That may change in a month, but that still has to happen.



That could be a viable option for the Kings, trade Artest and likely to the Knicks. Artest is intriguing because he has the skill to be a top 10 player in the nba but the attitude to be the biggest distraction.

A nice trade is Bibby and Artest for Marbury and Randolph or something similar

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:17 am
by TMC
migya wrote:A nice trade is Bibby and Artest for Marbury and Randolph or something similar


Makes sense for both teams... but I can't see the Knicks trading Randolph so fast.

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:36 am
by 32
You also need to look at the situation. Kaman's numbers will drop drastically when Elton Brand returns (thats assuming he's able to keep them up to begin with, which I wouldn't bet on).

My early money's on LaMacrus Alderidge. What's he scoring? 18? 19 PPG for the Blazers? Plus 9 rebounds and a block per game? Those kinda numbers, Alderidge can keep up. Kaman won't end the season averaging 18/14/3. Those are fluke numbers.

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:57 am
by TMC
32 wrote:My early money's on LaMacrus Alderidge. What's he scoring? 18? 19 PPG for the Blazers? Plus 9 rebounds and a block per game? Those kinda numbers, Alderidge can keep up. Kaman won't end the season averaging 18/14/3. Those are fluke numbers.


18, 7.5 boards and almost a block per game. Good numbers, although not on par with Salmon's and Kaman's. As both players will (probably) have reduced roles on their teams when the stars come back, Aldridge should be in the mix, too.

Oh, and we're forgetting about Azubuike.

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:23 pm
by migya
32 wrote:You also need to look at the situation. Kaman's numbers will drop drastically when Elton Brand returns (thats assuming he's able to keep them up to begin with, which I wouldn't bet on).


Not sure Brand will be back this season and if he is, it will be no earlier than March, so I've read. It will likely take a while for him to get back to good form.


32 wrote:My early money's on LaMacrus Alderidge. What's he scoring? 18? 19 PPG for the Blazers? Plus 9 rebounds and a block per game? Those kinda numbers, Alderidge can keep up. Kaman won't end the season averaging 18/14/3. Those are fluke numbers.


Great point and you're probably right, Aldridhe might well be the guy to get it because he wil keep it up

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:25 pm
by migya
TMC wrote:Oh, and we're forgetting about Azubuike.



IF Azu keeps his performance up, unlikely with the return of SJackson and possible return to form of Monta, he definately is a big chance at getting MIP

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:36 pm
by GSW United
don't forget Debbie Gibson from cleveland..oke. :mrgreen:

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 3:03 am
by TMC
migya wrote:Not sure Brand will be back this season and if he is, it will be no earlier than March, so I've read. It will likely take a while for him to get back to good form.


I've read that he might be back by the end of January or beginning of February.

Guess it depends on how he's doing with his rehab and the chances of making the playoffs the Clips have...