Sheridan Hoops MVP Rankings After Week Six

The San Antonio Spurs scored 132 points on Saturday night in Charlotte, where Michael Jordan is going to change the team’s name — although he is advised in this column not to go back to “Hornets” once that becomes available after New Orleans changes its nickname to Pelicans.

Of those 132 points, Tim Duncan had just 11. Does he get penalty points for that?

Not around here, he doesn’t.

The Spurs (17-4) are sitting atop the Western Conference standings again, just as they were a week ago when Duncan took over the No. 1 spot in these rankings, and they haven’t lost a game during that span. In fact, they haven’t lost a game in which Duncan played since Nov. 19 (nine in a row, with the loss to the Heat thrown out.)

So the shuffling comes below that, and penalty points are indeed being handed out.

LeBron James, for instance, isn’t going to get off easily for that inexcusable loss at Washington. I am extremely down on the Heat, and I have gone so far as to declare, without reservation, that Miami will lose to the New York Knicks if the two teams meet in a playoff series. It is in the final 2 minutes of this episode of SheridanHoopsRadio from Friday, when we had Jamal Crawford as our featured guest.

The thing about the Knicks is that they have been built specifically to defeat the Heat.

Where is Miami vulnerable? Down low, where Chris Bosh, Joel Anthony and Udonis Haslem are the Big Three when it comes to bigs. If you wanna include Jorts, they have four.

The Knicks have them beat in the low post from a personnel standpoint with Tyson Chandler, Marcus Camby, Amare Stoudemire, Rasheed Wallace and Kurt Thomas, and the Knicks excel at two other things that are needed to defeat the Heat — 3-point shooting (.405, 3rd in the NBA), and protecting the ball (11 turnovers per game, the fewest of any team).

But I digress.

This is an MVP rankings column, not a playoff prediction column.

So let’s switch gears and get right to the risers, fallers, newcomers and dropouts in this week’s Top 10 list. 


  1. john steppling says

    Well, First off, I think people are buying into the Knicks a bit too early. Yes they have played well and are winning, but……..they’ve had a pretty easy schedule, and they are old. If you watched the nuggets throw away a win last night, you saw a dog tired knick team late in the third. Imagine fast forwarding fifty five more games. Im not buying it. I think the Bucks are giving every indication of being a top seed. They dismantled the Nets . Which brings me to the question of the day, whats wrong with DWill?? I say Larry Sanders should be on this list, seriously. And not david lee (no defense you dont get to be MVP). Zbo has to be on the list, has to be. Durant for sure is in first place. Duncan yes, id say second. But Jamal crawford? Come on, come on, seriously…….speaking of NO DEFENSE. No, he’s not even close. I nominate josh Smith…..or Horeford, hell, one of them. Take Kobe off there, the team is lousy. Take Mayo off, the team isnt winning, or not enough. I might add Rondo, but the team is also not winning. JaRue? But see, ZBo is far more valuable than Gay….its not points, its everything. They could win without gay, they cant win without Randolph. Knicks can win without melo. Boston cant win without rondo. Right now bucks cant win without Sanders. OKC wouldnt win without durant. What about Noah in chicago?? In fact Id have him on for sure. Look at the minutes he’s playing, and the role he plays for the Bulls. And they ARE winning.

    • tr3s says

      You are clearly an idiot and haven’t watched a Warrior game all year. Mark Jackson has the team playing defense now which is why they are winning. And half the guys on the list aren’t on there cause of their defense. Hell, Crawford is one of the worst defenders in the league. Quit hating on Golden State, the team is for real so get use to it cause they’re here to stay

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