The Geltzies — 2014 End Of Season Awards

The Geltzies — 2014 End Of Season Awards

Normally this time of year, I write a very involved column decorated with runner-ups and my own unique brand of NBA awards that are desirable and undesirable all at the same time. In the interest of efficiency, I’ll cut right to the chase. Ladies, Gentlemen, and the Sixers, I present to you the fourth annual Geltzie Awards.  MVP – Kevin Durant Lebron James picked the wrong year to have an ever so slight drop in production. Durant was not only the dominant force behind a great regular season for his Thunder, he put up a statistical season that holds up as one of the greatest in NBA history. Is he the best player in the NBA? That distinctions still belongs to James but Durant closed the gap this year. If I had to give a distant third, I’m saying its Bad Blake Griffin, who upgraded every aspect of his game under new head coach Doc Rivers. The whole world wants to beat up Blake, but he just keeps getting better. He’s kind of like the NBA’s Hank Moody. Rookie of the Year – Victor Oladipo Truth be told, there’s not a ton of conviction behind this one. If I could pass on the award, I would. Oladipo had a slow start but really came on towards the end of the season and showed he can be a very solid player for the Magic but not quite a star. Michael Carter-Williams was the other candidate but the Sixers were so bad. He played a role in his team’s epic losing streak largely because he was asked to do too much causing...