A lot of you must be saying, “Where did this guy come from?!!” Well, the Atlanta Hawks actually. No one really noticed him there since he didn’t do much there. When he was traded to the Suns for Joe Johnson, I thought it was one of the worst decisions ever made. Everyone did!

Suddenly, we see an explosion of talent stemming from Diaw’s versatily as a player. Who would have thought this guy would have done what he did? Insert the fact that he did it while playing out of position, filling in for the injured Amare at center. I remember Steve Nash making a case for Diaw for this award by saying something like Atlanta’s back up 2 guard is our starting center. When you factor his history into the fact that he avaraged 13.3 points, 6.9 rebounds and 6.2 assists and having 4 triple doubles this season, you’d arrive at the conclusion that he does deserve this award.

I’m surprised that Darko Milicic, who has become a great defensive factor for Orlando after 2 seasons buried under the Pistons bench, wasn’t even nominated for this award.

One Response to “Boris Diaw gets Most Improved Player Award”

  1. tropicalfruition » The Phoenix Suns are awesome! Says:

    […] But Nash is just the beginning on this incredible team, which includes Shawn “The Matrix” Marion, Raja “The Caribbean Kobe Clothesliner” Bell, Boris “The Most-Improved French Guy” Diaw, and Leandro “The Flying Brazilian” Barbosa. Every single one of these guys has the ability to just take over a game. (By the way, I have a feeling that there are more Barbosa-like Brazilian players out there… and, when they arrive, watch out!) Anyway, I’m not sure what the point of this post was, but I’m just very happy to witness this “re-emergence” of NBA competition and excitement. And the Suns epitomize it all I think…. […]

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