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Old 11-28-2008, 02:47 PM   #1
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Default How is Pierce considered a top MVP candidate?

I keep hearing him mentioned as a top MVP candidate and I have no clue why. I think people are overrating him now because of the finals MVP.

His numbers are 19.1 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 3.7 apg, 3.1 TO, 1.3 spg, 40.8 FG%

Good scoring average, pretty good assist numbers, impressive rebound average for a SF but his FG% is very poor and his turnovers are too close to his assists.

So statistically he isn't anywhere near MVP level. And yes he is clutch and he's a pretty good defender but he's not an elite defender and while he's clutch he's very inconsistent.

Look at Paul's gamelog. He's had only 4 MVP level games, he's had 8 horrendous games and the rest have been pretty average. His clutch shooting is valuable but he hasn't been consistent, spectacular or even the best player on his team.

Someone explain how he's a top MVP candidate.
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Old 11-28-2008, 02:48 PM   #2
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Default Re: How is Pierce considered a top MVP candidate?

I dunno man,he has always been highly overrated.
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Old 11-28-2008, 03:00 PM   #3
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Default Re: How is Pierce considered a top MVP candidate?

He's the best player, on a championship team./thread

For the record, I think he shouldn't be getting any kind of consideration. His numbers are worst than last year. IMO, he doesn't have the ball enough to put up MVP type stats.
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Old 11-28-2008, 03:03 PM   #4
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He's the best player, on a championship team./thread

For the record, I think he shouldn't be getting any kind of consideration. His numbers are worst than last year. IMO, he doesn't have the ball enough to put up MVP type stats.
Which is why you hate Ray huh?
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Old 11-28-2008, 03:04 PM   #5
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Default Re: How is Pierce considered a top MVP candidate?

I haven't seen anyone put him in the MVP race so far this young season.
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Old 11-28-2008, 03:05 PM   #6
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I keep hearing him mentioned as a top MVP candidate and I have no clue why. I think people are overrating him now because of the finals MVP.

His numbers are 19.1 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 3.7 apg, 3.1 TO, 1.3 spg, 40.8 FG%

Good scoring average, pretty good assist numbers, impressive rebound average for a SF but his FG% is very poor and his turnovers are too close to his assists.

So statistically he isn't anywhere near MVP level. And yes he is clutch and he's a pretty good defender but he's not an elite defender and while he's clutch he's very inconsistent.

Look at Paul's gamelog. He's had only 4 MVP level games, he's had 8 horrendous games and the rest have been pretty average. His clutch shooting is valuable but he hasn't been consistent, spectacular or even the best player on his team.

Someone explain how he's a top MVP candidate.
Sounds like you could replace "pierce" with another name lol. What was the reasoning again? Oh yeah, "best player on best team".
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Old 11-28-2008, 03:05 PM   #7
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He's the best player, on a championship team./thread

For the record, I think he shouldn't be getting any kind of consideration. His numbers are worst than last year. IMO, he doesn't have the ball enough to put up MVP type stats.
Pierce is the best offensive player, Garnett is the best player.
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Old 11-28-2008, 03:07 PM   #8
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Pierce is the best offensive player, Garnett is the best player.

Nope. Garnett is our best defensive player, Pierce is our best player overall.
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Old 11-28-2008, 03:08 PM   #9
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I dunno man,he has always been highly overrated.

no he hasn't it has been the opposite for most his career, Pierce shooting #'s were efected by a wrist injury he had in the Rox games but he has shot better in the last few games. What is strange is that his 3pt % is higher then FG%.
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Old 11-28-2008, 03:10 PM   #10
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Default Re: How is Pierce considered a top MVP candidate?

Garnett is a better player than Pierce, anyone who knows basketball knos that.
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Old 11-28-2008, 03:14 PM   #11
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Default Re: How is Pierce considered a top MVP candidate?

MVP rankings right now are pretty ridiculous.
Guys like Joe Johnson, Chauncey Billups above KG, Duncan and Dirk, Kobe at #2 averaging 25/5/4 and so on.
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Old 11-28-2008, 03:15 PM   #12
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Default Re: How is Pierce considered a top MVP candidate?

I haven't seen anyone pick Pierce as a top MVP candidate. But its not like he's playing for Memphis or OKC...of course he'll get some consideration for the simple reason that he is the best player on the best team in the east.
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Old 11-28-2008, 03:17 PM   #13
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Garnett is a better player than Pierce, anyone who knows basketball knos that.

Watch more Celtics games, then tell me who's the C's best player.
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Old 11-28-2008, 03:19 PM   #14
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Nope. Garnett is our best defensive player, Pierce is our best player overall.
Garnett is a much better player.

Before going to Boston Garnett led his team to 8 playoff appearances and Pierce only led the Celtics to 4 playoff appearances. Garnett led his team to the best record in the West, Pierce has never led his team to the best record in the East. Garnett won MVP in 2004, Pierce has never won leagues MVP.

Without Garnett the Celtics will crumble.
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Old 11-28-2008, 03:23 PM   #15
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Watch more Celtics games, then tell me who's the C's best player.

Ask Bill Russell, see what he says.
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