For all intents and purposes, the regular season ended tonight, as we were mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. With the rest of the season basically relegated to garbage and / or spoiler time, I thought that this might be a good time to select our MVP.
My criteria is quite unscientific. I looked at each game from the beginning of the season through tonight, and awarded each player (per game) in the following manner:
1 pt. for every point scored, rebound, assist, block and steal.
-1 point for every shot and turnover.
Based on these numbers, eight different players wound up being the best player for the night during the season:
- Spencer Hawes did it twice.
- Mikki Moore did it four times.
- Beno Udrih did it five times.
- Francisco Garcia did it six times.
- John Salmons did it ten times.
- Ron Artest did it ten times.
- Kevin Martin did it thirteen times.
- Brad Miller did it twenty times.
Now, there is a lot here that is not covered, such as how the opposing player did, + / -, awarding more for wins as opposed to losses (for example, Hawes was the leader in the blowout loss in Miami and the loss in Memphis), etc.
However, having said that, Brad Miller easily wins this competition. I must admit, I did this exercise to determine whether Artest or Martin was the MVK. It didn't dawn on me that it would be Brad. But from the beginning of December through the end of Frebruary he was the top player 19 times. Of course, had Artest and Martin not been hurt they probably would have cut into that number. But they were hurt. And as a result Brad was our best player the highest number of times.
Brad Miller, the 2007-08 MVP for your Sacramento Kings.
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