Well, I suppose that's true, but does anybody really see Tony Parker as a NPOY candidate?
Originally Posted by Faison1
Not only that, the NPOY award hardly ever goes to big men. Here are the Naismith award winners since Elton Brand won it:
Just three centers (Bogut, Hansbrough, and Griffin) out of 12. And none of these guys went to Kansas or Kentucky or Ohio State (and Griffin's coach works for us now).
2000 Kenyon Martin Cincinnati Forward
2001 Shane Battier Duke Forward
2002 Jason Williams Duke Guard
2003 T. J. Ford Texas Guard
2004 Jameer Nelson Saint Joseph's Guard
2005 Andrew Bogut Utah Center
2006 J. J. Redick Duke Guard
2007 Kevin Durant Texas Forward
2008 Tyler Hansbrough UNC Forward
2009 Blake Griffin Oklahoma Forward
2010 Evan Turner Ohio State Guard
2011 Jimmer Fredette BYU Guard
So I'm not sure how much NPOY candidates add to this debate.