Why Did Steve Nash Win the 2005 MVP?
But, Steven Nash in 2005 should not have won the MVP. Of corse, he had a great season MVP calibur like and transformed the Suns froma sucky team into a powerhouse. But, he had great players, like Amare, Barbosa, The Matrix, Joe Johnson, etc.
The real MVP should have been Ray Allen. A year removed from being a part of a championship calibur Milwaukee Bucks who made it to the ECF in 2001 losing to the 76ers in 7. He was traded to Seattle for Desmond Mason and Gary Payton.
Seattle was becoming trash and not a poewrhouse like they used to be. However, in his first full season as a Sonics he surprised everyone when the Sonics not only won the division. But, won the Pacific division with a 52-30 record against a Laker team w/ Kobe, Caron Butler, and Lamr Odom.
All Ray Allen had was Rashard Lewis who as an All-star talent. The Sonics even took out the talented Kings in the 1st round losing to the NBA Champs in the semis in the Spurs. Thats nothing to be ashamed about. Especially, after their center option was Jerome James and they did not have much talent.
PG. LUKE RIDNOUR - Young and inexperienced
SG. RAY ALLEN
SF. VLADAMIR RADMANOVIC - Alright
PF. RASHARD LEWIS
C. JEROME JAMES
6. Antonio Daniels - good, only one w/ championship exp. and playoff exp. besides Ray Allen.
7. Flip Murray - 1 dimensional scorer, inexperienced
8. Reggie Evans - Did nothing back then
9. Nik Collison - A rookie
10. Damien Wilkins - A rookie
11. Vitaly Potapenko - production was done by then
12. Danny Fortson - ughhh!
In 2005, Ray Allen averaged....
21.9 PPG. In 2007 he averaged 26, but Sonics sucked so should not have won MVP. 1,867 points scored, 3.7 APG, 4.4 RPG, .883 FT%, .428 FG%, 78/82 games played, .376 3pt%, 209 3pters made.