That still doesn't mean its a meaningless award. He was regarded nationally as one of the most improved players in the league this year, he would have only gotten more recognition if, say, he played alongside a healthy and productive Eric Gordon all year long
It does not make it meaningful when it's vague and has a history of being debated because of said vague criteria, just like the MVP.
We are simply disagreeing on if a bunch of writers voting on guys they don't watch that much, in part, means something.
I agree that he improved a ton and is great at some things, as I've gone out of my way to not only tout, but to compile data and present that he has consistently been among the elite passers in the NBA. In fact his AST% is behind only that of Rondo and Paul. That is not a complete picture, but racking up that stat in his heavy minutes is very impressive. Beyond that, he was a key part in many wins. He has issues, like most other players. He may or may not fit with a reconstituted Pelicans team this Fall, but he has a place in the NBA.
I just don't put much stock in these awards.
For what it is worth, I don't put much stock in draft position an many other things either.
ETA: In short, why does dismissing one award he did not win on one day count as bashing him in the presence consistent public acknowledgement of what he does well for this franchise?
This post was edited on 4/23 at 4:41 pm