Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Marcus Deserves Defensive Player of the Year Honor

(FortCollins-CO) If there was ever a year that Marcus Camby has deserved to win the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year award it would be this year. Marcus is having career numbers in this his tenth year in the league. Camby is leading the league in blocked shots per game at 3.3 swats a night and would be third in the league in rebounds if his average of 12.0 boards a night was included in the league leaders list. He isn’t included because of the number of games he has missed due to injury, but I feel that this particularly points to how tough he is to come back and maintain this caliber of performance. Marcus is also stealing the ball at a rate of 1.4 per contest.

His presence is invaluable to the Nuggets on the defensive end, not to mention he is also a consistent offensive threat averaging 12.9 points a game! By my simple analysis, that means he is averaging a double double in points and rebounds, while leading the league in blocks! Not bad Mr. Marcus Camby, you know the Nugg Doctor is pulling for you! I hope you bring Denver home that Defensive Player of the Year honor.

1 comment:

PizzaDaHutt said...

I gotta tip my hat to Camby for what he's managed to do since his injuries. The way I see it, in the playoffs; how goes Camby goes the Nuggets.