Post-game Reactions

It’s time to hand out the regular season awards here on Around the NBA.  I am sure there will be plenty of “You picked him?” and “Where is ___?”  Well don’t blame anyone else here on CelticsHub, only 1 vote is cast for this awards show. We’ll have a full CelticsHub awards later this week. For now,  feel free to hit up the comment section below if you agree, disagree, or just want to get something off your chest.

2nd Team All-Rookie:

Greg Monroe, Pistons

Wesley Johnson, Timberwolves

Eric Bledsoe, Clippers

Evan Turner, 76ers

Paul George, Pacers

1st Team All-Rookie:

Blake Griffin, Clippers

John Wall, Wizards

DeMarcus Cousins, Kings

Landry Fields, Knicks

Gary Neal, Spurs

Rookie of the Year:

Blake Griffin, Clippers (22.4 points, 12.1 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 62 double-doubles with 1 game left to play)

Among rookies, Griffin ranks 1st in points, 1st in rebounds, 2nd in assists, and 9th in steals.

Most Improved Player:

Kevin Love, Timberwolves

14 points/ 11 rebounds in ’09-10 – 20.2/ 15.2 in ’10-11

Coach of the Year:

Tom Thibodeau, Bulls (#1 in Eastern Conference)

6th Man of the Year:

Lamar Odom, Lakers (14.2 points, 8.7 rebounds, 3 assists)

Yes Odom did start 34 games because of Bynum’s injury, but he is truly a 6th man this season.

2nd Team All-Defense:

Andre Iguodala, 76ers

Serge Ibaka, Thunder

Tyson Chandler, Mavericks

Chris Paul, Hornets

Rajon Rondo, Celtics

1st Team All-Defense:

Kevin Garnett, Celtics

Dwyane Wade, Heat

Dwight Howard, Magic

Kobe Bryant, Lakers

Josh Smith, Hawks

Defensive Player of the Year:

Dwight Howard, Magic (14.1 rebounds, 2.4 blocks, 1.3 steals)

3rd Team All-NBA:

Rajon Rondo, Celtics

Russell Westbrook, Thunder

Pau Gasol, Lakers

Paul Pierce, Celtics

Blake Griffin, Clippers

2nd Team All-NBA:

Kobe Bryant, Lakers

Chris Paul, Hornets

Amare Stoudemire, Knicks

Dirk Nowitzki, Mavericks

Carmelo Anthony, Knicks

1st Team All-NBA:

Derrick Rose, Bulls

Dwyane Wade, Heat

Dwight Howard, Magic

LeBron James, Heat

Kevin Durant, Thunder


Derrick Rose, Bulls (24.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, 7.9 assists)

Let the debates begin…

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  • someguyinsac

    To think that earlier in the season I was thinking BBD would be a serious contender for 6th man this year. Anybody know where that guy disappeared to?

  • James Patrick

    Who really cares. We're all depressed about our C's.

  • SteveB

    I looked back to 03-04 to find an outstanding rookie class. Since then nothing has been even close and this year Blake wouldn't even be in it except for injuries. Rondo made second team and Jeff Green made first team in their rookie years for what that's worth. There has really been a drop off in talent coming into the league lately and no one seems to know why.
    Carmelo Anthony, Denver
    LeBron James, Cleveland
    Dwyane Wade, Miami
    Chris Bosh, Toronto
    Kirk Hinrich, Chicago
    2nd Team
    Josh Howard, Dallas
    T.J. Ford, Milwaukee
    Udonis Haslem, Miami
    Jarvis Hayes, Washington
    Marquis Daniels, Dallas

    • Chris O

      Steve B. you just took one of the greatest drafts in NBA history and then complained about a drop off. Only two drafts match the 2003 draft (84 and 96) '84 with Jordan, Hakeem (known as Akeem at the time), Barkley and Stockton as the highlights and '96 with Kobe, A.I., Ray Allen, and Steve Nash as headliners. Please don't pick one of the outling draft years and comapre every year to it. It is in a class with 2 other years in the HISTORY of the league talent wise.

      • steveb

        I guess my point was lack of talent in general. You’re right that was a poor draft for comparison. I know the league is worried about the talent out there and wonder what is happening. The upcoming draft is an example where no one jumps out as a top pick. I think it’s just very hard to predict NBA success with 19 year olds.

        • Chris O

          Agreed, but what happens is we forget that there has been a lot of talent since that draft just not as concentrated. Look at say Rondo, or Dwight, or Kevin Martin, or CP3, or Deron, or Bogut, or D. Rose, or Durant, or Westbrook, or the Lopez twins, or Blake, or John Wall (where he will be). Also Austin Rivers is going to be a beast. There is a lot of nice talent in the college ranks right now. Sure there will always be that draft where Kenyon Martin is the best player and #1 overall pick (2000 Draft), but most of the time you get 2-4 big tme players out of any draft. Some drafts are talent heavy, others are weak. Watch in a few years (next year – 6years out) you will probably see a stacked draft at somepoint. And it is always hard the predict young talent becoming something, which is why KG when he came straight from the H S was the first to do it in like FOREVER.

          • talesofJP

            Kemba Walker coming out of UConn too!

  • Chris O

    I hate to say it but Rondo might not make an All-NBA or All defensive team this year. Based on the first 3rd/half of the year he was a beast, but the past few months he has dropped considerably and that may have taken him out of any ALL teams

    • CG12

      Rondo should be neither All-NBA nor All Defense. I'm as much a Celtics homer as the next guy (so long as the next guy isn't Tommy Heinsohn), but Rondo's recent play has not supported him being named to those teams. But he will be named All Defense, in any event.

  • ozcelts

    Deron Williams (20.1 Assists:10.3 Boards:4. Stays in front of his man on D) would be on my third team. Love Rondo but he's too inconsistent to be in this company this season.

    Plus defenses seemed to have worked him out to a degree which he hasn't adjusted to as yet

  • Batman

    Um he gives up .80 points per possession
    thats extremely good

    • CG12

      I'd be curious to know more about that stat. When he goes for a reach around steal and misses, forcing someone else to switch onto his man, in an unsuccessful attempt to help, who gets "credit" for the points against? Similarly, if a big has to help because of the attempted swipe steal, and that big's defensive assignment gets a lay down from driving PG and gets an easy bucket, is that laid solely on that big man? I'd imagine so. You might then credit Rondo with making his teammates' points per possession worse, as a result of his style of defense.

      I'm no stats guru, but I know when I see when I watch Rondo play defense, and he has serious flaws as a team defensive player. I love the things Rondo does, but I am equally frustrated by the things he fails to do. He must be a nightmare to coach.


    @ Batman. you meant he allows HIS man to score .8 points per possession? ok, but when somebody drives past him the defense reacts. that means somebody else is open. he also gambles too much for steals leaving his man behind, sometimes deep in the clock leaving his man open. that unexcusable


    sorry; he also gambles too much for steal, sometimes deep in the clock leaving his man open behind the arc. that unexcusable

  • Sauce

    Steve Nash as DPOY

    • Chris O

      I will one up year there, Mike Bibby as DPOY lol

  • Batman

    Does this site have trojans or something? my antivirus goes crazy when i come on here now, its like im on a porn site

    • someguyinsac

      Just that pesky Rojon Rando trying to hack into your computer again.

      • Batman


  • Dan

    Why are you missing Ed Davis from your rookie rankings?

    • Morpheus

      He most definitely should be there above Bledsoe, Paul George, that's for damn sure.

      • Batman

        Not Paul George!

  • Morpheus

    Obviously the Rondo homers have given you thumbs down.

    Have they not seen Rondo's defense this season??? The fact we're a top 3 defensive team isn't because of Rondo's lock down defense on opposing pgs.

    I'd put Lowry/Westbrook on the 2nd team ahead of Rondo.

    • Batman

      You do realize Westbrook has been terrible defensively this year?

      • Morpheus

        You do realise Rondo's been worse.

  • Batman

    Also another thing
    You technically can't guard point guards from getting into the paint anymore, as there is no more handchecking

  • Ray Allen 3s

    Honorable Mention out to Ray Allen for Best Old NBA Player. As Celtics fans, we should all go out and buy his jersey as a sign of respect.

  • talesofJP

    can't agree with the Carmelo pick for 1st Team All-NBA. He has had a good scoring season, but the move to NYC showed that he does little to actually help teams, other than score. He's not one of the 4 best forwards in the league this year. I am good with the other picks.

  • Vince

    Rondo on the 3rd Team All-NBA?
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA thanks I needed a good laugh